Brooksbank School above national average for top A-level results

The Brooksbank School, Elland, is celebrating some of the best high-end A-level results in the country.

The sixth-form centre is above the national average for students achieving A* and A at A-level.

The Brooksbank School students Corey Lee and Hannah Kelly celebrating A-level success

The Brooksbank School students Corey Lee and Hannah Kelly celebrating A-level success

Nationally, there has been a decrease in pupils achieving top grades and the pass rate is down for the first time in 30 years.

Students arrived at the school this morning to receive envelopes containing their A-level results.

Head teacher, Kevin McCallion, said: “We’re delighted with the results. The most pleasing element for me is our continued increase in the number of students achieving A* and A’s - making us above the national average at a time when grade boundaries are being tightened.

“Our increasing top-end results are testament to the hard work of students and staff.”

Students Corey Lee and Hannah Kelly were amongst the national high achievers.

Corey achieved A*, A*, A in Biology, Geography and PE and will now take-up employment at Asda in a gap-year before going to study Biology at Manchester.

Hannah, who has featured in the Courier for her artwork being on display in London, achieved two A* grades and one A in Art, History and English.

In September, Hannah will go to Manchester University to study History and Politics.

She said: “I was so pleased after spening a lot of time revising.

“I’m now looking forward to meeting new people and specialising in my studies.”

Head of sixth-form, David Puddephat, said: “We’re delighted the vast majority of students have been accepted at their first choice of university.

“Our results are equal to our best ever performance, continuing our year-on-year success.”