A-Levels: Smiles all round as QEGS students open results

Head boy Karan Gupta is pictured with Headteacher Heather Payne. Karan got 4A* and will be heading to Cambridge Trinity College to study medicine.
Head boy Karan Gupta is pictured with Headteacher Heather Payne. Karan got 4A* and will be heading to Cambridge Trinity College to study medicine.

Head boy Karan Gupta sported one of the widest smiles as students at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, in Horncastle, celebrated some impressive A-Level results today (Thursday).

Students and parents started queuing before 7.30am to open the all-important envelopes.

All smiles for George Littleworth, Olly Hunt, Hugo Finlley and Ben Robinson

All smiles for George Littleworth, Olly Hunt, Hugo Finlley and Ben Robinson

And, it really was a case of many of them signing and dancing in the rain!

Karan secured four A stars and will head off to Trinity College Cambridge to study medicine.

As our pictures taken by John Aron show, headteacher Heather Payne was among the first people to congratulate Karan and the other students.

When it comes to exam results, QEGS is regularly ranked among the leading schools in the county.

Becky Ravencroft got two A's and a B, and Yasmin Hill got a B and two C's.

Becky Ravencroft got two A's and a B, and Yasmin Hill got a B and two C's.

The school has now released a statement on the A-Level results.

A spokesman at QEGS said: “We are extremely proud of our A-Level students who have produced another well-deserved set of results.

“They worked hard throughout their time in the Sixth Form and their results reflect this; about a third of results were either an A grade or one of the prestigious A* grades.

“Over 10% of students gained at least one A* grade.

Happy hug for this student after collecting his results.

Happy hug for this student after collecting his results.

“The overwhelming majority of our students have secured their first choice university place or been accepted on apprenticeship or training schemes.

“They have done so well and we applaud their achievements; they are fine ambassadors for QEGS.

“We will miss them in September as they head off for pastures new.

Next Thursday, of course, it will be the turn of GCSE students at QEGS, Banovallum School and the Barnes Wallis Academy in Coningsby/Tattershall.

Students at QEGS lining up to get their A-Level results.

Students at QEGS lining up to get their A-Level results.

*More A-Level photos will be features in next week’s Horncastle News.