Cambridge next for A-level highflyers at Bourne Grammar

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Two students from Bourne Grammar School have their sights set on Cambridge University after A-level success today.

The school, named in the top 20 state schools in Britain in a poll earlier this year, recorded a 99.5 per cent pass rate in this year’s exams, with 53 per cent of the 128 students collecting grades of B or better.

Matthew Hassall (18), of Bourne, led the school’s success story with four A* grades in English literature, history, maths and further maths, securing him a place at Cambridge to study history.

Another Cambridge-bound student is Liam Jones of Stamford (18) after picking three A*s and an A in biology, chemistry, maths and physics respectively.

Liam is staring a degree in natural sciences at Cambridge University in September and then hopes to become a medical researcher.

Jonathan Maddox, headmaster of Bourne Grammar School, said: “These are fabulous results for our hard-working students, achieved in spite of a rapidly changing curriculum, and to have achived an almost 100 per cent pass rate is really impressive.”




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