Students jump for joy at Gainsborough A-level results

MONTHS of nervous anticipation are over for students at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough.

They were jumping for joy today, A-level results day, as they tore open the envelopes that would reveal their futures.

A-Level results day at Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough G120816-1a

A-Level results day at Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough G120816-1a

It was another shimmering round of results for the school, with more A* grades awarded than ever before, at 14 per cent.

The over all pass rate was 100 per cent, and nine out of 10 students achieved grades A* to C.

“We have more students than ever gaining places at the best universities and courses with eight going to Oxbridge and a further 10 going on to study medicine, veterinary science or dentistry,” said proud head teacher Mr David Allsop.

“Behind these headline figures lies a great deal of hard work and professional sacrifice.”

A-Level results day at Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough G120816-1i

A-Level results day at Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough G120816-1i

“Also, the headline figures can sometimes mask the achievements of those students who have strived to be the best they can, which is all we can ask of our students.”

QEHS student Amir Ameen was celebrating another milestone in what has been a golden year for him.

The youngster, who carried the Olympic torch in June, is now going to the University of Leeds to study medicine after achieving an A* and two As.

“I’m extremely happy and relieved. I couldn’t sleep last night,” he said.

A-Level results day at Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough. Amir Ameen is off to study Medicine at Leeds G120816-1j

A-Level results day at Queen Elizabeth's High School in Gainsborough. Amir Ameen is off to study Medicine at Leeds G120816-1j

“It’s really great to see so many happy faces today and I wish everyone the best for the future.”

• Check our website later today to see video reaction to the QEHS A-level results. And pick up a copy of next week’s Gainsborough Standard for the full results day round up - out Thursday 23rd August.