A Level Results 2017
We are immensely proud to announce today a very strong set of A Level results. Continuing the upward trend of recent years, nearly half of all grades were A*/A and 77% were A*-B. The vast majority of our pupils have now been able to confirm their places at top universities in the UK and overseas.
Warden Stephen Jones said, ‘The most pleasing outcome for me in this year’s results is the A*-B percentage of 77%, the highest we’ve ever had, which shows that pupils across the board have worked hard and achieved very good results. It is an essential part of the St Edward’s ethos that we are not highly selective – we deliberately recruit a broad range of academic abilities on entry. Clearly, this approach is no barrier to academic success.’
Even more pleasing are the combined A Level/IB results, the true measure of success across the School: just under 80% of all grades, IB and A Level, were at the top end (5-7, A*-B); 52% were at the highest levels (6/7 or A*/A). With equal numbers of pupils studying A Levels and the IB Diploma, pupils have a real choice for their Sixth Form years. These stellar results across both qualifications show that pupils are receiving good advice about which option to take and are making decisions to suit their working style.
Congratulations to the following on their exceptionally good results:
Noah Phipps, A*A*A*A* Physics, The University of Manchester
Immy Higgins, A*A*A* English Literature, Durham University
Robert Asatryan, A*A*AA Biochemistry, Somerville College, The University of Oxford
James Parsonage, A*A*A Destination to be confirmed
Eva Cottingham-Mayall, A*AAA Classics, Trinity College, The University of Cambridge
Joe Zietman, A*AAA Durham University
Ceci Sutcliffe, A*AAB Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Edinburgh
Em Catchpole, A*AA Destination to be confirmed
Lachlan Douglas Ferguson, A*AA Philosophy and Theology, The University of Bristol
Scarlet Eadie, A*AA History of Art, The University of Bristol
Rohan Pandya, A*AA International Relations, The University of Exeter
Theo Ross, A*AA Destination to be confirmed
Coco Vulliamy Taylor, A*AA Destination to be confirmed
Jeffrey Zhao, A*AA Chemistry, University College London
Angus Atkinson, Jamie Fabian-Hunt, Toby Gerrard-Anderson, Spencer Gomes, Jane Lai, Hugh Macer, Chern Wei Mah and George Moore all achieved AAA.
Beyond the headlines, there are many, many more pupils who have achieved good results; we congratulate all our young people and wish them every success as they move on to the next stage in their education.
NB A number of those listed above whose destination is yet to be confirmed are able to look at alternative universities because of their outstanding results.