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A level success at the Leys

Alongside school leavers up and down the country, Upper Sixth pupils at The Leys received their A Level results on Thursday 18 August, and once again Leysians achieved some outstanding grades. More than 75% achieved A*-B, and an impressive 18% of the grades received were A*.

Despite a highly challenging UCAS situation in 2022 following the pandemic, the majority of Leysians succeeded in securing the grades they needed to go on to their first choice of university, including our two departing Senior Prefects, Sophie C (AAA) and Neil M (A*A*A) who will now go on, respectively, to the University of Sheffield (Medicine) and to Imperial College, London (Material Science and Engineering).

Other top performing pupils included William B, John GI, Sienna H, Sicheng L, Jake L and Kristy Y, all of whom obtained straight A* grades. Well done to Jake L, John GI and Ruslan R, all of whom secured the grades they needed to take up their places at Oxford.

Headmaster at The Leys, Martin Priestley, commented: “My warmest congratulations to the ‘Class of 2022’. As I said to them when we were last together on Speech Day at the very end of term, they responded magnificently to the impact of Covid on their learning and their school lives. Throughout it all, they proved themselves to be, as a year-group, quite magnificent: they displayed almost boundless resilience and alongside their success in their academic studies they achieved great things, both individually and collectively, outside the classroom – we couldn’t be prouder of them. Within the life of the School, they were extraordinarily cohesive as a year-group, they set a great example to younger Leysians and were exceptionally supportive of each other along the way. Whatever adversity life throws at them in the future, I know that they will be uniquely well placed to respond resiliently and successfully. My congratulations to them all.

“My thanks also to my colleagues, both teaching and support staff, each one of whom plays a role in facilitating and encouraging these successes; I am sure that all of them join me in congratulating the departing Upper Sixth of 2022.”