Hats off to North Kirklees A-level high achievers

Heckmondwike Grammar School scooped great results again.

Heckmondwike Grammar School scooped great results again.

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Celebrations have been held across North Kirklees as aspirational students picked up their A-level results today.

Throughout Kirklees there was an average pass rate of 98.7 per cent – beating the national average of 98.1 per cent.

Batley Grammar School girls are pleased with their grades.

Batley Grammar School girls are pleased with their grades.

And 99.5 per cent of those picking up vocational results achieved a level three qualification.

The Mirfield Free Grammar Sixth Form has celebrated a 99 per cent pass rate.

Head of Sixth Form Vicky Chambers said: “We are delighted with the Sixth Form A-level results and are proud that our students will now take the skills and knowledge which they have developed with us, onto the next step in their career.

“Seeing them flourish during their time in Sixth Form has been a privilege and we look forward to learning how their success continues into the future.”

Students from the Mirfield Free Grammar Sixth Form show their results.

Students from the Mirfield Free Grammar Sixth Form show their results.

One “exceptional student”, Kainat Razaq, accepted an early unconditional offer through Aston University’s High Achievers Scheme.

She achieved an A* in Sociology and Psychology, a B in Law and A in an Extended Project Qualification.

At Batley Grammar School, students passed in 95 per cent of all subjects, with 63 per cent earning A* to C grades.

Anastasia Womack and Olivia Merchant were the school’s highest achievers, gaining all A* or A grades.

Youngsters at Batley Girls' High School celebrated their A-level results.

Youngsters at Batley Girls' High School celebrated their A-level results.

Headteacher Brigid Tullie praised all the students as “exemplary role models for the younger age groups in both the secondary and primary phases.

“We wish them well for the next stage in their lives and thank them for their contribution to the life of this amazing school.”

Heckmondwike Grammar School also celebrated another year of A-level success.

Excluding general studies, 81 per cent its results were at grade C or better and 70 per cent of them either A*, A or B.

Nine students achieved a remarkable four or more A* or A grades.

These were Rufaidah Ahmad, Oliver Atkinson, Calum Dee, Arun Jassal, Patrick Lord, Abdullah Pakwashee, Callum Radley-Scott, Salma Valli and Robert Wilkinson.

St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy celebrated a 99 per cent pass rate.

Headteacher Kevin Higgins said: “I was thrilled that the hard work and dedication of students had been rewarded. Students have reason to thank their families and school staff for the support they had enjoyed.”

And Batley Girls’ High School achieved a 98.8 per cent pass rate.

Zainab Patel bagged three A grades.

Safiyyah Hafiji got A,A,B; Aaisha Raja received A*,B,B; Humayra Rawat earned an A*,B,B; and Khadijah Valimulla celebrated her A,B,B. Hafiza Dean achieved three Distinction* grades.

Co-Heads Ann McCall and Julie Haigh said they are very proud of the students and staff and pleased to see that all their hard work had paid off.