A-Level Results Day 2016
Thursday, 18th August 2016.
In all, 27 students attained 3 or more A* or A grades.
Among these, Connor Newell obtained 4A* and will be leaving the school to read Natural Sciences at Cambridge.
Connor will be joined at Cambridge by Connor Rowlett (1A*, 3A) and Tristan Lee (1A*, 2A) who are both to study languages.
Timothy Nash (2A*, 2A) leaves the school to read Chemistry at Oxford.
Alex Cox (2A*, 2A) will be crossing the Atlantic to take up a scholarship at Princeton University.
At least five students (Thomas Krum, Elliot Rogers, Robbie Torquati, Samuel Turberville and Oliver Turner) leave us to pursue medicine. Lewis Dunbar achieved the remarkable feat of attaining 5 A levels (2A*, 1A, 2B) and will be studying Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College. He will be joined by Peter Gobbett (2A*, 1A and an A* in his Extended Project Qualification) who will be studying Chemistry. Gavin Shek (2A*, 1A and an A in his Extended Project Qualification) will be reading Computer Science at University College London. James Parks (2A*, 2A) will be studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath. Of the year group as a whole, 23¬hieved AAB or higher in at least 2 facilitating subjects, enabling them to access places on the very best degree courses.
As new “linear” A levels have been introduced, the school has taken the decision to only offer 2-year A-level courses in these subjects. Consequently, in these subjects students are only examined externally at the end of Year 13. There are still some courses yet to be revised, so Year 12 students did sit external examinations in 11 subjects this year. In these AS examinations, more than 40% of the entries were awarded the highest grade.
The Headmaster commented:
“We are all delighted by our students’ achievements. Their results are just reward for all their efforts over the last two years. Whilst there is a tendency to celebrate the achievements of those who attain the very highest grades, we mustn’t forget the many who have exceeded expectation or have overcome testing circumstances to attain outcomes that will enable them to pursue the next step in the education or begin a fulfilling career. We also mustn’t forget the positive influence of our students’ parents – so many have benefitted from outstanding support and encouragement. Finally, I must pay tribute to our dedicated staff, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that our students realise their potential.”