A-level results: Portsmouth Grammar School

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Students at Portsmouth Grammar School have been celebrating a new record in A-level results.

A staggering 22 per cent of students were awarded A* grades - the highest in the school’s history.

Students at Portsmouth Grammar School today

Students at Portsmouth Grammar School today

Meanwhile, 84.5 per cent received A*-B grades.

Headteacher James Priory, said: ‘This is a great accomplishment for our pupils, particularly given the climate of stricter A-level marking this year.

‘Through their hard work, the majority of our A-level pupils today, along with our International Baccalaureate pupils, have achieved a university place of their choice which is superb news.’

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