Wythenshawe teenager heading to the LSE after A level success

Young Wythenshawe Labour party worker Joseph Murphy is heading for the London School of Economics after he aced his A Levels.

The popular Wythenshawe 18-year-old, who attended St Ambrose College in Hale Barns got two A*s in Politics and History with an A in English Literature and will now read Economics at the LSE.

He said: “I’d hope to be able to make a difference and enter Politics.”

It was another bumper year at the Catholic grammar school. “The change to a linear style of assessment,” said Head of Sixth Form Pauline Ridgway, “means there is more pressure on the final examination.”

Pauline added after revealing a 70% A* to B rate with 39% at the top A* or A grades, “this traditionally favours boys’ style of learning, but it still demands a certain resolve in the examination room and a determination to rise to the challenge while revising.”

Pauline added: “These are among our best ever results and shows how readily staff and students have embraced what has been a quite considerable change. “Joseph is a fine young man and has done himself, his family and Wythenshawe proud.”

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