Sixth Formers celebrate terrific A Level results Posted - 16/08/2018Back
We are delighted with the terrific A Level results of an outstanding group of students this year; they have cemented excellent grades in an era of much tougher, reformed A Levels with grades at A*-C grades remaining level at 93% and an overall pass rate of 100% again.
The vast majority of students gained their first-choice places at Russell Group universities at a very high level, including places at Durham, Bristol, Manchester and Leeds to read subjects such as Chemistry, Neuroscience, Physics, Maths and Geography. We are also extremely proud of those who gained successful places to read Medicine and Veterinary Science. Some students set their sights geographically wider and we wish success to those studying next year at universities in America, Europe and Asia as well as those who have gained professional contracts in the sporting world, apprenticeships and specialist courses in the creative industries.
There were excellent results for a number of individual subjects, including French, History and Chemistry. We were particularly pleased with the results in our STEM subjects with, for example, 80% of grades in Further Maths at A*/A.
Headmaster, Mark Hoskins commented, “I am thrilled that the hard work and dedication of our students has been rewarded by these fantastic results, particularly in the context of the greater rigour and challenge of the new A Levels. I am always impressed by the ability of our students to find the right path - guided by a highly skilled and committed staff along with supportive parents. One of our values is Independence – it’s our duty to prepare our students for the modern world and inspire them to shape it for the better. We are conscious that exam results alone do not define our students, but the richness of the educational experience here develops an independence that cannot be taught.”
Twins, Annabel and Sebastian Broome, had a double celebration achieving 8A*/A grades between them! Annabel is going on a gap year before taking up her place at Bristol to read Chemistry whereas Sebastian is going to embark on his course in Medicine at Southampton straight away. Other notable successes include Matthew Moran with 3A* and 1 A grade who will go to Durham to read Maths and Nicholas Rowlands with 2A*s and 1A grade going to Bristol to study Physics.