'Record number' to heading to Oxbridge from St Christopher's

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(L) Harry Sharples (R Top) Georgia Wild  (R Bottom) Eve Drury
(L) Harry Sharples (R Top) Georgia Wild (R Bottom) Eve Drury

A "record number" of pupils have been accepted into Oxford and Cambridge universities despite national figures showing a drop in top grades.

St Christopher's Church of England High School and Sixth Form in Accrington has announced their students' success after achieving a 100 per cent pass rate in A-Levels this year – with 84 per cent achieving the top A* to C grades.

Despite a national decrease in the top grades, the sixth form has seen a record number of students securing places at Oxford and Cambridge, surpassing their expectations.

Eve Drury from Clitheroe is heading to study geography at Lancaster University after achieving A*A*A.

She said: “The last two years have been difficult and for that reason, I’m really proud of what I have achieved.

“I’ve made so many amazing memories at the Sixth Form and I am very grateful to the teachers for having faith in me.”

Harry Sharples from Brierfield achieved A*AA and is going on to study politics and philosophy at the University of Manchester.

He said: “The last two years at St Christopher’s Sixth Form have helped me to fulfil my potential, being surrounded by friends and great teachers encouraging me to do my best.”

While Georgia Wild, who is moving on to the University of Leeds to study dentistry after achieving A*AA, said: “My time at St Christopher’s and the Sixth Form has been brilliant. After seven years it is going to be hard to leave.”

Headmaster Richard Jones said: “It has been a delight to witness so many students receiving outstanding A-Level results, allowing them to access the very best universities and apprenticeships.

“It is a joy to lead a school which equips so many with the opportunity to make their mark nationally and internationally. St Christopher’s has much to be proud of.

“From students who have exceeded their target grades, to those securing places on highly competitive university courses, we pass on our congratulations and best wishes.”