A Giggleswick School student will be studying for a prestigious degree apprenticeship with multi-national company Atkins after receiving excellent A Level results.

Clayton Moore from Barrow-in-Furness received an A* in Art, B in Politics, B in Chemistry and A in his Extended Project Qualification.

He was one of just two students selected from around 2,400 candidates to do the degree apprenticeship in Project Management with Atkins – a British multinational engineering, design, project management and consulting services company.

Clayton said: “I am really pleased – these are the ideal grades that I had in my head. It was tough balancing the A Levels with the selection process which went through five stages of interviews, so I’m just so happy with everything right now.”

“I’m not going to lie, it’s not been easy with Covid, especially when there were times of not seeing anyone and being in isolation. Giggleswick have been superb throughout."

A total of 59 students took their A Levels at Giggleswick this year. Headmaster at the leading Northern independent school, Mark Turnbull, said: “After facing unprecedented challenges during their Sixth Form, the students achieved some excellent grades.

“The grades our pupils have achieved are a triumph for them and they should all be very proud.

“There is no comparison with previous years – the students have had an extraordinary final four terms at school, the likes of which no one has experienced before.

Another student who did well is Jack Harrison, from Settle, who was given an unconditional offer to study at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, being one of 12 successful applicants from a field of around 30,000.