A levels: Skegness Grammar School students get ready for university

A student at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, is heading to the University of Oxford, with many others set to join Russell Group universities after receiving their A level grades today.


Lucy Matsagoura has achieved her dream of studying Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford, after sweeping the board with two A*s in French and Maths, an A in Biology and a B in Chemistry. It has been an incredible year for Lucy who appeared on the BBC Politics Show in late July, where she shared her experiences of life as a student at Skegness Grammar School and discussed her move to the school from Brussels two years ago. 


Lucy said: “I am so happy with my grades and I can’t believe that I am going to Oxford… I am incredibly thankful to all of my teachers at Skegness Grammar School for their amazing support over the past two years. My dream has become a reality and I am so excited for the future.”


Deputy Head Girl, Alexandra Massey, will read Economics at the University of Leeds after securing two A*s in Economics and Religious Studies and an A in History. She said: “I have wanted to go to the University of Leeds ever since completing my GCSEs, so I am delighted that I have got a place there. I can’t wait to start in September!”


Bradley Walker, House Captain of Magdalen at Skegness Grammar School, was also celebrating after achieving an A* in Government and Politics and two As in History and Religious Studies. Bradley will now read Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham. He said: “I am so proud of myself and the grades I have achieved, all the hard work has really paid off! I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life at the University of Nottingham and seeing where my studies take me.”


Daniel Catling, who has never missed a day at secondary school, achieved two A*s in English Literature and Sociology, and a B grade in Psychology. Daniel will now study Criminology at the University of Leicester. He said: “I can’t thank the staff at Skegness Grammar School enough, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my studies here. I am really excited that I will be studying Criminology and I cannot wait to kick start my career!”


Tom Allison, Head Boy at Skegness Grammar School, was delighted to secure his place at university after achieving an A* in Psychology, an A in Biology and a B in Chemistry. Following his exam results, Tom will join the University of Leeds to read Dentistry.


Tom Wardell, Head of Sixth Form at Skegness Grammar School, said: “It has been a pleasure to work with our students, and the results reflect their tremendous efforts. We are incredibly proud of their achievements and would like to wish them all the best for the future.”


Heather Scott, Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “I would like to congratulate our students on their superb academic performances.


“Our students have worked hard to achieve their personal best and I am delighted that so many of them will now go on to study at many of the UK’s top universities. From reading Experimental Psychology at Oxford to studying Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, the future is set to be bright for every one of them.  


“At Skegness Grammar School, we pride ourselves on academic excellence and ambition, offering an exceptional all-round education for our students. It is wonderful to see so many happy faces here today as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.”


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Our mission is to broaden the horizons of young people through a world-class education. Today marks a new chapter in our students’ lives as they get ready for university. Our students are outstanding young people who are a great credit to their local community and we wish them well.”


If you would like to find out more about life at Skegness Grammar School, please contact 01754 610 000 or email enquiries@skegnessgrammar.co.uk.