Results and Destinations 2016

Teddies pupils yet again achieved the results they required to secure places on rigorous courses at an impressive range of top universities in the UK and overseas.

In the Upper Sixth, 75% of grades were at the top end (A*-B at A Level or Levels 5 – 7 in the IB); 47% were at the highest level (A*/A at A Level, or Levels 6/7 in the IB).

Outstanding A Level results were achieved by:

Matthew Adams, A*A*A*, Theoretical Physics at Durham
Henry Johnson, A*A*A, Politics at Durham
Calypso Newman, A*A*A, Politics at King’s College London
Francesca Sargent, A*A*A, Law at Bristol
Romey Oulton, A*A*A, Theology and Sociology at Bristol
Will Phillips, A*A*A, Economics and Politics at Bristol
Tom Lloyd, A*A*A

Overall, 42% of A Level grades were A*/A and 70% A*-B. Particularly popular this year were the bio-sciences, English, Economics, Philosophy and Law; more specialised options were Arabic and French at Edinburgh; Japanese and Philosophy at Leeds; Professional Musicianship at the British Music Institute Bristol; and Architecture at the prestigious Architecture Association.

A quarter of IB candidates achieved 40 points or more, a high score equating to a string of A*/As at A Level. The average point score was 35.8. Amélie Waters performed exceptionally well to score 44, just one short of the maximum, far exceeding the points she required to study English and French Law at King’s College London. With 43 points, Camille Bonini met her offer to study Veterinary Science at the Royal Veterinary College, one of the most competitive courses in the country. Martin Ho and Sarah Kulubya each scored 42 points enabling Sarah to read Law at Durham and Martin to confirm his place to study Biochemistry at Imperial College. Meriel Turner achieved 41 points and will study Liberal Arts at Durham.

Five pupils will take up places at US universities: Kendall MacDonald at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Hussein Popat at the University of California, Los Angeles; Louis Verschoyle at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts; AdemideAdewunmi at Northeastern University, Boston; and Jean-Luc Bonnefoy at Babson College, Boston. Elsewhere, Elizaveta Skarga will study Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and Ken Laermans will study Business Administration at the University of Madrid.

New this year was the significant number of unconditional offers from prestigious universities such as Durham, Bristol and Imperial College, London – making for a very relaxed summer for those concerned. Of those taking up places, 80% of pupils will do so at their first or insurance choice; 75% at Russell Group or equally prestigious universities.

Beyond UCAS, and following her impressive work with Casper Sunley to launch the pupil media team, Teddies on Camera, Celia Hodgson has gone straight into a filmmaking role.

GCSE pupils returned an equally strong set of results. Jamie Chen, Millie Tozer, James Curtis, Valery Orlova, Maddie Luke, Pasha Tinkov, Alex Miller, Matt Thornton, Nick Elliott, Caleb Akponasa and Jack Roberts all achieved nine or more A* grades, with 35 pupils achieving at least 10 A* or A grades. Overall, 31% of grades were A*, 63% A*/A and 88% A*-B. In Physics, Biology and DT, 75% of grades were A*/A.

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