Advanced Level Results-2017 : what a performance!

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in News | No Comments

What a great deal our post-16 students have to celebrate at this summer. Not only are our U18 footballers County Champions, but we have a wonderful set of Advanced Level examination results too.

Yet again, almost 50% of the A level cohort achieved A*-B grades, and with 107 students in the year group, that’s quite an achievement!

There are so many individual success stories and we are incredibly proud of all the young people who have worked so hard and demonstrated exceptional resilience in the face of tougher new A level exams this year.

A special mention must go to our top performer, Ed Gilford with an impressive suite of 5 A* grades in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics and the Extended Project Qualification. He is off to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences.

Twins, Oona and Phoebe Svarc, netted an impressive 2 As, 3 Bs and 1C between them and are both off to Southampton University to read Sociology.

Our top performers at A level are:

Edward Gilford:                 Chemistry A*                     Further Maths A*            Maths A*            Physics A*                                           Extended Project Qualification  A*

Lily Spencer                        English Literature A*      Maths A*                            Spanish A*          French A

Michael Spencer              Maths A*                            Chemistry A                       Physics A             Further Maths B

Bethan Barrett                  Business Studies A*        Psychology A*                   Maths A

Alex Ferguson                   Business Studies A          Maths A                               Physics A

Bronwen Hall                     Geography A                     Maths A                               Theatre Studies                A

William Illingworth           Biology A                             Geography A                     Maths A

Philippa Rule                      English Literature A         History A                              Media Studies A

Walter Stroud                    Chemistry A                       Maths A                               Physics A

Emily Sweet                       PE A*                                    Geography A                     Biology A

Additionally, A*s were achieved by Elliot Wearne-Gould in English Language and by Dan Le Corre in Maths. Katy James, Bryony McNally, Abigail Medland, Amber Pritchard, Kirsten Procter, Jenny Spencer and Rosie Thompson achieved two As and one B grade. What an amazing set of results and testament to both their incredible hard work and the dedication of their teachers.

These superb exam results mean that an unprecedented number of students achieved places at their first choice universities, many of which are in the prestigious Russell or Sutton Trust groups. Amongst them, Tamar Braddon will be reading Law at Reading, Mike Spencer has secured a place to read Physics and Astrophysics at Exeter and Bronwen Hall, one of our Head Students, is off to Bristol to read Geography.

There were some stunning results in Year 12 too, with Caitlin James and Harry Lockley securing 4 A grades each and Keith Harrison, Lewis Jones and Adam Olver achieving three As and 1 B grade apiece. This bodes very well for continued A level success next year.

New Headteacher, Kate Littledyke, was absolutely thrilled with the results: “I am very proud of all our students who have really shown the pertinence of the school motto: if you do believe you can achieve!”