“Year 13 students at Loughborough Grammar School are celebrating outstanding A Level results this morning. At a time of considerable change in educational assessment, they have had a nervous wait over the last few weeks, but all boys can be proud of their grades and we wish them every success as they embark on university courses, gap years or their first job. During their time at Loughborough Grammar School, the skills they have acquired alongside their academic study, such as independence, creativity and integrity will help them to face the challenges ahead with confidence and enthusiasm. We look forward to hearing about their future successes and seeing them back at the Grammar School before too long.”
– Duncan Byrne, Headmaster
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In addition, 28 boys achieved the highly-regarded Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), where students develop the independent study skills required for university by undertaking an in-depth research project on a topic of their own choice. 14 A*s and 7 As in the EPQ are testament to how well prepared our boys are for the intellectual challenges ahead at university.
Leading by example
Of particular note is the fact that as well as shouldering the extensive responsibilities of their leadership roles, our Head Boy, Ben Crookes, and his two Deputies, Callum Eve and Luke Tyers, achieved a remarkable 3 A* and 6 A grades between them (and, for Luke, an additional A* in the Extended Project Qualification). Their success means that they will be going on to their first choice universities in October, Ben to read Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield, Callum to Leeds to study Medicine, and Luke to Bristol to read History.
For Tom Johnson, however, the sky is the limit as he sets off to achieve his ambition of being an RAF pilot, choosing not to go to university but to undertake Direct Entry to the RAF College at Cranwell, his destination following his successful completion of his aptitude tests and his A Levels.