Students at The Grange Academy in Runcorn have much to be proud of following a turbulent year and examination process.

Staff said there was much disappointment when examinations were cancelled as the students and school were expecting another significant improvement.

Despite significant challenges, students at The Grange Academy have been rewarded with a thoroughly deserved set of GCSE results with many outstanding individual success stories.

Top achievers who were rewarded with excellent grades included, Elizabeth Cordell, Zoe Van Heerden, Leo Chamberlain, Evelina Black and Iliana Keoghan who achieved fifty grades at 9-7 between them. Jason Pinkney, Robert Moss-Rathbone and Morgan Atkin were among many youngsters that made exceptional progress.

Elizabeth Cordell was the top performer with 9 GCSEs with six Grade 9s and three Grade 8s. Elizabeth intends to continue her studies at Cronton College to study Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

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Leo Chamberlain achieved 10 GCSEs all at Grades 9 to 7 with the very top grade of 9 in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Leo is is now planning to continue his studies at the new University of Liverpool Maths School.

Ian Critchley, Principal, said: “I am extremely proud of the way the students and staff have navigated their way through this challenging period. I fully expected this cohort of students to perform well and they did; they have done themselves and their parents and carers proud.  I look forward to hearing the continued success of the class of 2020 and I wish them all well for the next stage of their education.”