A young rugby star from The Manchester Grammar School is Oxford-bound after a superb performance in his A-level examination results.
Charlie Pozniak, 18, of Didsbury, achieved 2As and a Distinction Two (D2) and has an open offer to study History at Oxford this autumn.
Along with his A-level results in Politics and Russian, Charlie also sat a Cambridge Pre-University examination in History. The Pre-U is a challenging alternative to A-level, with its own grading system. A D2 is equivalent to an A*.
Charlie has also been playing rugby for the best part of 10 years, and this past season captained the Sale Sharks Under-18 Academy Team – a huge honour.
Charlie said: “I’m naturally delighted with my results. It’s been nine years of hard work that’s finally come together and I’m really looking forward to the next three years at Oxford.
“Rugby has been such a huge part of my life for a decade so I’m really pleased to be going to Oxford which has such a strong rugby tradition as well as the academic side of things. I’m going to carry on with my rugby and my aim is to play at Twickenham in the Varsity match and become a blue.”
Boys who study at The Manchester Grammar School collected their results today amidst the news that MGS had once again earned outstanding grades; a third of all results (36%) were at the coveted A* level, a record for MGS.
71% of all grades were A* or A, and 91% of grades were A*, A or B.
Other results from the School include exceptional individual performances; 19 pupils were awarded A* grades in all their subjects, six of these pupils achieved four A* grades, a tremendous achievement. 76 boys achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades.
54% of all Pre-U grades awarded to MGS pupils were D1 or D2, an outstanding performance.
Oxford and Cambridge offered places to 22 Manchester Grammar School pupils in 2017. Other leading universities to which MGS boys will be heading this autumn include Imperial, UCL, LSE, Durham, Warwick, York, KCL, Manchester, Nottingham and Leeds.
27 pupils received university offers to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.
The School’s High Master, Dr Martin Boulton, said, “This year’s results are exceptional and I am absolutely delighted that the talent, hard work and dedication of our boys has been rewarded.
“For more than a third of all A-level grades to be A*s, and 91% of all grades at A*-B level, is fantastic, and once again places The Manchester Grammar School in a very select number of schools nationally.
“It is a source of great pride for everyone at the School to have seen these boys grow and mature into young men during their time with us. Our talented and dedicated staff aim to challenge our pupils intellectually and develop their academic passions, whatever they may be. It is wonderful to see them rewarded with excellent grades and moving on to study a diverse range of courses at leading universities.
“In congratulating them, I would also like to wish them every success as they take the next exciting steps of their academic journeys.”