Manchester Grammar School pupils celebrate ‘outstanding’ GCSE results

Haris Qadri with his GCSE results

Manchester Grammar School pupils are celebrating outstanding GCSE results.

It has been another superb year for MGS boys, with 91% of all grades at A*-A or 9-7 level, and 68% of all grades at A* or 9/8 level. 32 pupils achieved straight 9-8 or A* grades, and 98 pupils gained seven or more 9-8 or A* grades.

The new 9-1 numerical grading scale for certain subjects – which replaces the old A*-G system – makes the 9 grade the most prestigious, broadly equivalent to a grade above A*.

There were a number of exceptional performances from MGS boys from the Stockport area:

  • Callum Doyle, 16, from Bramhall, achieved nine A* grades and one 9 grade.
  • Ishaan Dasgupta, 16, from Cheadle Hulme, obtained seven A* grades, three 9 grades and one 8 grade.
  • Sammy Palmer, from Marple, achieved seven A* grades, two 9 grades and an A.

There were also exceptional performances from MGS boys in the Didsbury area, including:

  • Daniel Bourne, 16, achieved seven A* grades and three grade 9s.
  • Haris Qadri, 16, achieved eight A* grades and two 9 grades.

The GCSE results follow outstanding A-level results by MGS boys last week, with 36% of all grades at A* or the Pre-U equivalent, 69% of grades at A*s, As or the Pre-U equivalent, and 90% of grades at A*, A or B or the Pre-U equivalent.

The school’s High Master, Dr Martin Boulton, said: “I am delighted with the outstanding results our pupils have once again achieved, and pleased that their talent and hard work have been rewarded.

“I would also like to thank all the School’s staff for helping our boys realise their academic potential.”

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