Initial indications show that the percentage of young people achieving the highest grades at A-level maintains our position as above the national average with just under a fifth (17%) of students achieveing grades AAB or higher, across two subjects.

Students at Longley Park Sixth Form College impressed with a pass rate of more than 97%, with 49% achieving grades A*-B.

Szymon Palkowski, age 18, a student at Longley Park Sixth Form College has achieved an A* grade in A Level Government and Politics, A grades in A Level History, Polish and the Extended Project Qualification and a Distinction* in BTEC Applied Law. Szymon moved from Poland to Sheffield just three years ago and is excited to be going to the University of Sheffield in September to study law.

He said:

I was stressed and worried this morning, but my results are amazing. I’m so happy. I’m going to take a nap now and then celebrate.

Ocean Murray, age 18 also a student at Longley Park achieved an A in Photography, A in 3D Design and a B in Fine Art. She is going to study her foundation year at Chesterfield College before she goes to Northumbria University to study fashion design and marketing.

Ocean said:

I’ve been through all the emotions this morning, excited, nervous, worried, but I can’t wait to be starting my foundation year knowing that I have got a place at university for next year.

Councillor Jayne Dunn, the council’s cabinet member for education and skills said:

I would like to congratulate students for their A-Level results after working incredibly hard in the run up to the exam period. Sheffield’s young people are really making us very proud and it is great to see so many young people celebrating.

Schools pay an integral role in preparing our young people for adulthood, independence and a fulfilling future whether that be moving on to further education, apprenticeships or work and I would like to wish all of Sheffield’s students the very best as they plan ahead for their future.