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This year 220 of the 301 exam results hit the highest grades of A* A and B, which facilitate entry to the top universities. English Language, Further Mathematics and French had 100% success at these grades while the Philosophy and Geography departments scored 90%.

Nick Brice (Denstone village) did particularly well to achieve two A*s and four As, Izzy Purvis (Ashbourne) collected three A*s and Lydia Blundell (Marston Montgomery) gained two As and an A*. In total nineteen Denstonians came out with all A and A* grades.

Pupils have successfully secured places at a wide range of universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Durham, Warwick, Bristol and UCL.

Headmaster, David Derbyshire, said “I am delighted by these results which mean our students have the choice of going to the finest institutions to study for top academic degrees or of embarking on more vocational courses which reflect their interests”.