Congratulations to all of our Year 13 students who have received their A Level results today.
“These are very good results for this Year 13 which has maintained the Grammar School tradition of gaining top grades in what are regarded as the hardest subjects. Acceptance on the top courses in the country should be straightforward for most of our boys, and a very high proportion will be heading for Russell Group or equivalent universities.”
Paul Fisher – Headmaster
Six of the Best and A Few of The Best of The Rest
The most number of A*s was six, gained by Kelvin Leung (pictured right) who was awarded them in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and the Extended Project Qualification, together with an A in Chinese. Kelvin, whose home is in Hong Kong, joined the school as a boarder in 2011 and is torn between reading Mathematics and Medicine.
Those charged with leading the school during the past year did not allow their duties to affect their academics studies. The Head Boy, Henry Throp (whose brother Will was Head Boy two years ago) and his three Deputies, Angus Rogers, Rayyan Ahmed, and Andrew Russell, amassing 8 A*s and 7 A grades between them and succeeding in getting to their first choice universities – Henry to Imperial to read Physics, Angus to Edinburgh to read Geography and Rayyan and Andrew to read Medicine at Bristol and Birmingham respectively.
In the light of the perceived difficulty of the subject, Alexander Brown‘s achievements in Modern Languages was especially outstanding with A*s in French and Spanish and an A in German. Of equal note is that of Edward Burnett (now heading to Oxford to read Archaeology and Anthropology) who gained A*s in Biology, English and Mathematics together with an A* in the Extended Project Qualification and that of Arjun Lakhani (also heading to Oxford but to read Medicine) who achieved the same number of A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and As in Spanish and the EPQ.
In all, ten boys will being going on to read Medicine this year, amongst whom is Patrick Ashby who also gained an A* in the EPQ to add to his A* and As in Biology, French and Chemistry.
The overall picture