We are very proud of the outstanding achievements of our A level and BTEC students this year. The fact that their exams were cancelled should not take anything away from their achievements; we know our students would have much preferred to have been able to show what they were capable of in the examination hall. The high grades that they have achieved reflect their hard work over the last two years and they deserve recognition for this. This cohort of students was the strongest we have had for a very long time and were destined to achieve our best ever results.
- Edie Abrahams (A*A*A*A* in chemistry, English literature, biology and geography, and A* in EPQ) who will be studying biology at Oxford (Wadham College)
- Roza Bailey (A*A*A* in biology, psychology and maths, and A in EPQ) who will also be studying biology at Oxford (St Hilda’s College)
- Rose Painter (A*A*A in English literature, religious studies and music, Distinction* in BTEC performing arts, and A* in EPQ) who will be studying English literature with a music scholarship at Cambridge (Trinity Hall).
- Joel Stobbart (A*A A B in geography, French, history, politics, and A in EPQ) who will be studying history at Cambridge (Trinity Hall).
Tristram Williams (maths, further maths, physics) achieved A*A*A* and Kieran Gibbons (business, French and maths) achieved A*A*A. Kieran will be undertaking a degree apprenticeship in financial services with JP Morgan (and Exeter University), and Tristram has accepted an offer to study physics at Exeter University. Joan Laycock achieved 2 A*s (psychology and religious studies) and an A (history). She has a place at the University of Sussex to study law. Gianluca Borgo achieved A*AAA (maths, computer studies, further maths, physcis). He will now be going on to study aeronautics and astronautics at Southampton University. Rachel Wallace achieved A*A* (in textiles and photography) and B in EPQ. She will now go to the University of the Arts, London to study fashion photography.
Marcus Ward achieved A*s (in maths and physics), and an A (further maths) and Sunny Angel achieved A*A*A (maths, further maths, physics). Sunny will be going on to Southampton University to study aeronautics and astronautics/spacecraft engineering, and Marcus will be studying aerospace engineering at the University of Bath.
Marriott-Rose Hardy achieved A* (French), A* (English literature), B (chemistry) and A* in EPQ. She will be studying French and English at the University of Leicester. Beth Newman achieved A*AA (in sociology, business and history) and B in EPQ. She has been awarded a place at Cardiff University to study criminology. Lydia Bossons achieved A* (Fine Art), A (geography) and B (psychology).
Katie Langdon (politics, sociology, history), Molly Seal (geography, psychology, biology), Lillian Macbeth (maths, psychology, physics), and India Salt-Cowell (product design, fine art, maths) all achieved AAA (with Lillian also achieving an A* and India achieving a B in EPQ). Molly will be studying zoology at the University of Sussex, Lillian will be studying civil engineering with study in continental Europe at the University of Bristol, and India will be studying architecture at Cardiff University. Charlotte Gwillim (geography, psychology, English literature) achieved AAB and will be going to Cardiff University to study psychology.
There were some superb performances in the BTEC courses. Le-Ann Walters achieved an A in A level art and D*D* (Double Distinction Star) in BTEC production arts. She will be studying live events production at Backstage Academy (University of Bolton). Freya Inglis achieved D*D* in BTEC production arts. She has a place at the University of Surrey to study theatre production. There were outstanding results for the students doing BTEC sport: Pippa Barnard, Rose Biles, Olivia Critchell, Jacob George, Lottie Honeywood, Yasmin Lambert, Ebony McIntyre, Oliver Smith and Benjamin Wilkinson all achieved Double Distinction Star (D*D*) – a great achievement! Rose will be studying sports management and coaching at the University of Bath. Tristan Head achieved D*D* in BTEC media. He will now be going on to study film, television and digital production at Bath Spa University.
Congratulations to all the students who achieved D* (Distinction Star) in health and social care (Chloe Ball, Letitia Cracknell, Rebecca Kenny and Megan Pike), media (Daniel Betteridge) and performing arts (Ben Parkinson, Morgan Woodford, Katie Crowe, Lydia Gee and Ella Wilson). Ella Wilson has a place at the University of Warwick to study theatre and performance studies. Lydia plans to study criminology and criminal justice at the University of Warwick; Chloe will be studying adult nursing at Bournemouth University.
We wish all our Year 13 and 14 students well as they head off to universities or the world of work. They are a lovely group of students, and it has been a delight and privilege to know them. We will miss them!