Thursday 16 August

A-Level Students Smash It!

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Sixth Formers have smashed it, achieving the perfect score in their A-levels, with a 100% pass rate! An impressive 78.6% of grades were A* to B with the top 80% of the sixth form cohort achieving a staggering 91% A* to B.

Including Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results, considered so valuable by the many universities, these figures rise still further. 57% of students taking the EPQ achieved to A* to A.

Amongst the impressive overall performance have been some outstanding individual achievements. From a cohort of 50 students, 13 achieved straight A*/A grades, with five achieving three or more A*s. A special mention goes to Ethan Cobb and Ottilie Kuehne who both achieved three A*s, with an additional A* in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). Ethan will be taking a place at the University of Birmingham to read Liberal Arts and Sciences whilst Ottilie will be going to the University of Bath to read Psychology.

Close on their heels and equally  impressive were Jamie Dennis and Yuki Shen (two A*s and two As), Jemima Hedley-Piggins and Harry Palmer who both gained two A*s and one A and Tom Smaldon who gained one A* and two As whilst carrying the added responsibility of being Head of School! They, amongst others, will be taking up places at some of our best universities including Imperial College, Durham University, University of Southampton and University of Manchester.

But it's not just the top achievers, many of our students have exceeded their personal goals and expectations, securing places at their chosen destination. Top tennis player, Brad Phillips and Head Girl, Millie Wilton, both outperformed their expectations, have entered 'adjustment' and are looking forward to exciting futures with confidence.

Headmaster, Mr Stapleton says:

"This is a wonderful day and I am delighted for all those who have secured their chosen course. They leave us as young men and women ready to make a difference and I am genuinely excited about what they might go on to achieve in the future. 

Of course, this did not happen by accident. This day has been four years in the making and two years in the preparation. Careers advice, visiting lecturers, targeted conversations, individual support from alumni all serve to inspire curiosity in our students. Their dreams and choice of subjects or university course were crafted through focused diligence, a tailored curriculum and excellent teaching.

Congratulations to all involved: staff, parents and of course the students. I hope they enjoy their moment in the sun and what is to come."