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A-level Results: Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Students with their 2022 A-level results

Well done to our Upper Sixth who collected their A-level results this morning, with 28% of grades awarded at A*, 57% at A* and A and 79% at A* to B. You are an amazing year group and we are immensely proud of your hard work and achievements!

Headmaster Dr Paul Owen said: “Our A-level students have worked extremely hard over the last two years, adapting to remote learning and dealing with considerable pressures and disruption from covid with incredible resilience. I have been hugely impressed by the academic ambition and determination they have shown throughout their time at SGS. Their commitment and the dedication of their teachers has enabled them to achieve the highest academic standards and to develop their wider talents to the full. I am simply delighted by this excellent set of results. I wish them every success as they look forward to starting their courses at prestigious universities across the country.”

Head girl Jessica Horsford is heading to the University of Cambridge to study Medicine at Robinson College after securing four A*s in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. She is in the process of completing her Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and has also played in the Woodwind Orchestra and on the Hockey team during her time at school. Jessica decided on her career path in Fourth Year when she found a book in the school library, researched it further and went on to join SGS’s Medical Society. She said: “I want to thank my teachers throughout my time at SGS, they have been so supportive, and particularly Mrs Britton who helped me with my medical applications.”

Nicholas Othen has been at SGS since Reception and admitted that it will be “weird to say goodbye” as he goes to Wadham College at the University of Oxford to study Mathematics after getting four A*s in Chemistry, Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics. He was part of numerous music groups, orchestra and choirs and played the violin, piano and tenor horn. He enjoyed the recent music tour to London where they played at venues including St James’ Church, Piccadilly and St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.

“Happy”, “elated” and “really excited” were just a few of the phrases Lauren Hedley used after getting two A*s in Economics and Mathematics and two As in Further Maths and Physics. The results mean that she will head to the University of Cambridge’s St Catharine’s College to study Economics. She really enjoyed “the whole community feel and the relations between students and teachers – they are always there to help” and loved being involved with SGS Music where she took part in concerts, playing the violin and singing in the choir.

Mathematician Yicheng Xia will be heading to St Anne’s College, Oxford after securing four A*s in Chemistry, Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics. He said he was very happy his exams went well and has enjoyed taking part in Board Games and Chess Club during his years spent at SGS. His favourite thing about the school is how friendly and supportive the teachers have been, and how they have helped him with any questions he may have had.

Zoe Shah will also be starting her course in English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.

Head Boy and first XV rugby player Harry Brown was “very happy and shocked” with his A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths and an A in German. Harry will now study Medicine at the University of Bristol. He enjoyed his time as Head Boy and it taught him a number of new skills. In the last few months of the 2021-2022 academic year he picked up certificates in Biology and Chemistry Olympiads.

Future medic Isobel Gardner is feeling ‘relieved’ after securing three A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Latin and an A in Mathematics. Her results will see her off to St John’s College, Cambridge. During her time at the school, Isabel was a Senior Prefect and also ran the Eco-Schools committee. She said that she is proud of how the Eco-Schools Committee has developed and has found ways to make SGS more environmentally friendly.

“Unbelievable” and “ecstatic” were the words Emily Edwards used to describe her three A*s in Physical Education, Psychology and Business as well as a B in her Extended Project Qualification. The Wales Hockey Under 18 player has had a tough year after undergoing heart surgery following a Long Covid diagnosis and is planning to travel around South East Asia during a gap year before studying Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University. She has been a member of a number of musical ensembles including the Jazz Band and Wind Orchestra. Sport staff Mr Goddard, Mrs Goddard and Mr Kenefick, Music Administrator Mrs Johnson and her form tutor Mr Swann were just a few of the staff she thanked for their support.

Three A*s in Business, Economics and Psychology mean that Charlie Hallows will head to Newcastle University to study Business Management. He has been at SGS since the Junior School and has “thoroughly enjoyed my time here – especially the Sixth Form where I feel like I really developed my skills and could dive deeper into the subjects I’ve enjoyed”. He praised the passion of the teachers for their subject as it “makes you want to take an interest and get involved”.

Gabe Keeble was “super relieved” and “very excited for the next steps” after getting three A*s in German, History and Philosophy and an A in Religious Studies. He is off to the University of Edinburgh to study History. The talented musician said that the “big thing about SGS was being allowed to do things in Sport and Music I don’t think I would have achieved elsewhere”. He added that he has “made the most of my time, which was what I set out to do” and that the Music at SGS has “the most amazing community”.

Thomas Emery “can’t wait to get started and head off to the capital” where he will study Medicine at King’s College London after getting an A* in Biology and As in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Enas Mahmoud Jamia is hoping to focus on cardiology as she goes to the University of Leeds to study Medicine following her A*s in Biology and Psychology and As in Chemistry and Extended Project Qualification. She wasn’t nervous about her results “until I picked up the envelope and had them in my hand” and is “very relieved” with the outcome, noting: “I am still shocked I have done it!”

Alex Patsias was “ecstatic and over the moon” with his four A*s in Chemistry, Further Maths, Mathematics and Physics which will see him off to Imperial College London to study Mechanical Engineering. Alex fully immersed himself in the co-curricular side of SGS, being part of the Kayaking Club, the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Model United Nations and the Guitar Group. He praised his form tutor Mrs Lammas for her expert help with the UCAS process.

Economics and Finance at Newcastle University awaits Tom Crouch following his A* in Business, A in Economics and B in Maths. He is “very happy and relieved” with his results and is hoping to go into accounting after university.

Music at the University of York is up next for Torin Mills after his A* in Psychology, As in Biology and Music and B in Chemistry.

Daniel Vincent won’t “forget the staff and friends I have made” during his “really positive” time at SGS as he ventures to the Royal Northern College of Music to study Music. He said: “I am going to study performance with a focus on percussion instruments. I am really looking forward to getting to learn new instruments and take my love of music further. My time at SGS has been really great, especially the staff in the music department who have always been so helpful and have nurtured my love for the subject.”

A degree in Mathematics at the University of Bristol is now in Joel Hotham’s sight after picking up A*s in Economics and Mathematics and As in Further Maths and Physics.

Fashion Marketing and Branding at the University of Nottingham is up next for Darcy Entwistle following her Bs in Art, Business and Psychology. She said she was “grateful for all my teachers at SGS for their support throughout my years here.”

Harry Dare is “very pleased” with his two As in Business and Economics and B in Design Technology. He will study Business Management at the University of Liverpool in September. He has enjoyed playing football on the first team and said that “it was nice to be part of a team”. He has also enjoyed being part of the Young Enterprise team, which has helped him to learn skills he will use on his university course.

Keen rugby player Felix Bowler is very happy with his A* in Business and As in Economics and History and is off to the University of Bath to study Business with professional placements. Felix joined SGS in the Nursery and has spent all of his school life at Stockport Grammar. He thanked Miss Curl and Mr Phillips in the Business and Economics department and Mrs Ashton and Mrs Chesterton in the History department for their support. The Manchester Rugby Club player’s key piece of advice for students in other years was to “pursue subjects you find enjoyable”.

Keen athlete Joseph Farrelly will study English Literature at the University of Liverpool after achieving three A*s in Economics, English Literature and History and a B in Mathematics. Joseph was part of the Triathlon Club and 1st XI football team and contributed to the ‘Like, Literary’ magazine. He hailed his “very positive” seven years at SGS and thanked English staff Mrs Cope and Mrs MacDonald, Head of Mathematics Mr Frankland-Wilkinson and Head of Upper Sixth Mrs Ashton for their support.

Nikita Arora will “miss everyone” at SGS as she heads off to Newcastle University to study Law after getting A*s in Business, English Literature, Extended Project Qualification and Psychology. She was part of dance groups in and out of school and praised form tutor Mr Swann for his support with her EPQ.

Emre Gocer will head across the English Channel where he will study French and Business in Paris following his Bs in Business, French and German. He commented that he was “very surprised with my results” and that he “can’t wait to go to Paris, it’ll be a great experience!”

Isabella Byrne was “chuffed and overwhelmed” with her As in Business and English Literature, B in History and C in Extended Project Qualification. The Senior Netball player, who takes part in show jumping outside of school, is going to do a Degree Apprenticeship at AstraZeneca and thanked Careers Co-Ordinator Mrs Tadman and Head of Upper Sixth Mrs Ashton for their “huge support”. During her Apprenticeship, Isabella will be at university studying Business one day a week with the rest of the time in a work environment. She commented that she felt “really lucky” for her “wonderful” time at SGS and is thankful that her hard work paid off.

Iola Williams joined SGS in the Sixth Form and after a “really fun” two years she is off to the University of Glasgow to study Spanish. The ballerina, who is part of the Bramhall School of Dancing, picked up the Spanish Senior Prize at the 2021-2022 Speech Day and got an A* in Biology and As in Chemistry and Spanish. She praised Spanish teachers Mrs Cole and Mrs Psaila and form tutor Mr Swann for their help and support.

Natural Science at the University of York awaits Katie Hewetson following her A* in Mathematics and As in Biology, Further Maths and Physics. She was part of the Hockey team and Guitar Group whilst at school and was thankful for Mrs Lammas’ help with her Further Maths work.

Aspiring Environmental Geo Scientist Isabel Marshall said she was “really happy” with her two A*s in Psychology and Extended Project Qualification, and two As in Geography and Physics which has secured her a place at Durham University. During her time at SGS, Isabel enjoyed climbing and helping to teach First Years. She said the experience has helped her to gain leadership skills and patience. Outside of school she is an RAF Cadet with Greater Manchester 318 Sale and has recently returned from a cadet camp.

Lyle Wang joined the Sixth Form from China as part of the ICON programme and now heads to the University of Bristol to study Computer Science after getting an A* in Mathematics and As in Further Maths and Physics. He made a lot of friends when he joined the school and was pleased that his English language skills improved during his time at SGS. Outside of school he has taken part in Harvard University’s online CS50: Introduction to Computer Science course and an online Computer Science course at the University of Edinburgh. He enjoyed Mrs Fenton’s Physics lessons and was inspired by Dr Hamilton’s opinion on group theory in Mathematics.

The University of Nottingham is the destination for Daniel Simpson after he got two As in Chemistry and Psychology and Bs in Mathematics and Extended Project Qualification. Daniel, who took part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award whilst at school, will study Neuroscience. He is “over the moon” with his results and noted that he had a “great experience” during his seven years at SGS.