Results and Destinations 2015

This year’s leavers have maintained our excellent record of sending pupils to the very best universities in the UK and overseas. Around 90% of those who applied through UCAS had accepted places, most of them (88%) at a university of their choice (either their firm or insurance option). Of those who accepted places, the vast majority (around 80%) are studying at Russell Group or equally prestigious universities. Six pupils won places at Oxford or Cambridge. At Oxford, Tacita McCoy-Parkhill is studying PPE at Oriel; Lynn Temp, Law with German at Jesus; and Camila Whittaker, PPE at Regent’s Park. At Cambridge, Octavia Akoulitchev is studying English at Sidney Sussex, Lucy Azzi, Law at Pembroke and Harry Sellen, Modern and Medieval Languages at Corpus Christi. Three pupils secured places to study Medicine: Saur Hajiev at Imperial, Beth Reed at Southampton and Oli Cobbold at Manchester. The top 5 universities — all Russell Group — are Edinburgh, Exeter, Newcastle, Bristol and London (KCL, Imperial and UCL). Many pupils look beyond the Russell Group for specialised courses — this year, three pupils are studying rural and business management at the Royal Agricultural and Harper Adams Universities, and one is studying Early Years Development at Norland College. Three pupils are studying in the US — one at Dartmouth, an Ivy League college in the US, one at the University of Chicago and one at Columbia University in New York.

Pupils were delighted to have achieved the results they required to secure these impressive university places. A number of pupils achieved outstanding results. At A Level, Harry Sellen achieved A* A* A* A* and A* in the EPQ; and James Avery A* A* A* and A* in the EPQ. In the IB, Lynn Temp, achieved full marks — the maximum point score of 45. Only around 100 candidates in the world secure this result each year. Camila Whittaker also excelled by achieving 44. More than a third of all IB candidates achieved 40 points or more and 62% of Higher Level grades were 6/7. Of all grades achieved by our Sixth Formers this year — combining A Level and IB — 45% were at the highest levels: A*/A at A Level or Levels 7/6 in the IB; three quarters achieved good grades: A*- B at A Level or Levels 5 — 7 in the IB. At A level, 40% of grades were at A*/A and 68% were A*- B. In the Extended Project Qualification, now taken by most A Level candidates, 45% of grades were at A*/A.

Particularly impressive in their GCSE exams were Lucy Cobbold, Eva Cottingham-Mayall, Immy Higgins and Joe Zietman who all achieved 11 A*. Ten candidates achieved 10 or more A* and 10 candidates achieved the top grade in Additional Mathematics (A). Overall, 66% of GCSE grades were at A*/A and 89% were at A*-B.

Please contact Matthew Albrighton, Deputy Head Academic, with any questions about the academic programme at St Edward’s.

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