Celebrating their A-level results (from left) Ashwin Scott, Ashaz Hossain-Ibrahim, Rajan Giller, Sanjana Dhar, Anya Qayyum, Umayr Yakub, Tashfiq Mahtab, Ehsan Shahzad, Kasim Shan, Kartik Menon, Saif Ahmad, Rishi Handa and Ariana Tayebjee

Students at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) celebrated top A-level results on Thursday, 17th August.

Among those seeing stars were Sanjana Dhar (AAA) and Rajan Giller (AAAA). Aryan Girish (AAAA), Rishi Handa (AAAA), Ashaz Hossain-Ibrahim (AAA), Kartik Menon (AAA), Riya Ooken (AAAA) and Shriyaa Papanna (AAAA) also had plenty of cause for celebration.   

 “Our Year 13 students were caught up in the exam disruption caused by the pandemic, and so missed the opportunity to sit their GCSEs in the normal way. Understandably, many were nervous about their A-levels – but they showed real determination and tenacity, with great support from staff and their families,” said Sue Woodroofe, Principal of GSAL. 

More than half of grades (52%) awarded to students at GSAL were at A* or A. More than 60 students at GSAL achieved top grades of three As or more, and six individual students achieved at least three A*s. 

Mrs Woodroofe added: “I’m extremely proud of our students who, like so many of their generation, have had to contend with learning through lockdowns. These outstanding results are testimony to their resilience and hard work. They should feel incredibly proud of their achievements and excited about the next chapter in their lives.”