A Level Results 2021

Congratulations to our A Level pupils who received a stellar set of results yesterday despite the many challenges they faced throughout their studies. 

Three pupils confirmed places at the University of Oxford: Mashia Jaafari to study Medicine at Trinity; Tiggy Jones to study Music at Magdalen; and Thomas Turner to study Engineering at Oriel.

Four pupils will take up places at prestigious universities overseas: Liia Ishmuratova at the Parsons School of Design in New York; Alexandre Jennison at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver; Nia Willis on a dual BA course at Trinity College Dublin and Columbia New York; and Solomon Poulter at the Shanghai Jiao Tao University.

As previously reported, IB pupil Kunal Barman will also attend the University of Oxford to study PPE at St Edmund Hall.

The following pupils achieved outstanding A Level results:

Grace Kasintorn – A*A*A*A*, Economics and Management, Kings College London
Thomas Turner – A*A*A*A*, Engineering, Oxford
Daphne Inglis-Jones – A*A*A*, History of Art & English Literature, Edinburgh
Mashia Jaafari – A*A*A*, Medicine, Oxford
Pim Kanthamanon – A*A*A*, Economics and Finance, Bristol
Joel Lytton Cobbold – A*A*A*, Ancient History, Bristol
Nia Willis A*A*A* – History at Trinity College Dublin & Columbia New York
Pat Phatpanichot A*A*AA – Aerospace Engineering, Bristol
Murphy Wang A*A*AA – Economics, Durham
Alice Hargreaves A*A*A – English Literature, Leeds
Millie Holme A*A*A – Mechanical Engineering, Exeter
Florence Howard A*A*A – Liberal Arts, Exeter
Liia Ishmuratova A*A*A – Parsons School of Design, New York
Bella Link A*A*A – Visual Arts & Film, Durham
Lottie Miller A*A*A – Philosophy, Edinburgh
Alsu Ishmuratova A*AA – International Development, Kings College London
Alexandre Jennison, A*AA – University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Tiggy Jones A*AA – Music, Oxford
Jasper Lloyd A*AA – History, Edinburgh
Solomon Poulter A*AA – Mandarin and Nuclear Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tao University
Oscar Ross A*AA – History, Bristol
Isabella Sheppard-Capurro A*AA – Accounting & Finance, Leeds
Clara Petrillo AAA – Liberal Arts, Bristol
Theo Weldon AAA – Architecture & Urban Planning, Newcastle

Top universities this year are Edinburgh, Bristol and Exeter with the most popular courses being Engineering and History. As ever, St Edward’s pupils have a broad outlook and will take up places on a wide variety of courses: William Mann will study Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh; Hannah McCrum will study Interior Architecture at Brighton; Philippa Clack will study Theatre and Performance Technology at the Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts; Clara Petrillo will study Liberal Arts at Bristol; and Theo Weldon will study Architecture and Urban Planning at Newcastle.

Stephen Jones said, ‘We have worked incredibly hard to deliver the assessment system designed by Ofqual. The process was robustly scrutinised and we can be confident that the grades awarded yesterday are a fair and true reflection of the diligent work of our pupils and staff. Though it was challenging for all involved, the fact that this year’s grades are based on a much wider body of evidence than performance on a single day could be seen as a healthier way to assess the capabilities of young people. The new Pathways and Perspectives courses taken by Fifth Formers at St Edward’s have this holistic approach at their core, and we look forward to being part of the national debate about assessment’.

Overall, 61% of A Level grades were A*/A and 83% were A*-B. When combined with July’s IB results, 63% of all grades are at the very top end (A*/A and Levels 7/6) and 89% are at A*-B and Levels 7-5.

Please note that details of post-School plans are based on the latest information available and are subject to change. Please let Tracy van der Heiden know of any inaccuracies or updates at vanderheident@stedwardsoxford.org

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