Eight students make the Oxbridge grade at St Bede's...
and many more off to their first choice of university!
There was delight at St Bede’s school yesterday following the publication of A level results for 2017. With the grades determining university entry for 136 members (84%) of last year’s upper sixth, there was much to celebrate with the eight students with offers from Oxford and Cambridge Colleges all achieving the grades required and three of the school’s potential doctors winning places at medical schools. There was much joy among the students as the vast majority gained their first choice university place.
A stunning 11.8% of papers were graded A* in 2017 (compared to 9.2% in 2016) while 54% achieved A*, A or B grades (53.8%). The overall A* to E pass rate of 99.6% was the best in the school’s history and the results at all levels exceeded the national average.
Those who will be heading for Oxbridge are James Alden (Medicine at New College, Oxford), Elliott Chowne (Law and French at Hertford College, Oxford), Daniel Harwood (Engineering at Pembroke College, Cambridge), Esme Herman (Archaeology and Anthropology at Magdalen College, Oxford), Elliott Hills (Biology at Herford College, Oxford), Josie Hughes (Theology at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge), Max Neale (Music at Somerville College, Oxford) and Jo Parker (Medicine at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge).
Other outstanding performers included Esther Barnard (A*s in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics), Annabel Fredericks (A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and an A in Geography), Siobhan Maher (A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths), Corinne Rogers (A*s in Economics, Maths and Further Maths), Krista Weddell (A*s in Biology, Maths and Further Maths and an A in Chemistry).
The lower sixth results were equally impressive with 44.8% of AS grades awarded being A or B (42.4% in 2016) and 91.3% achieve A to E grades (90% in 2016). Again the results exceeded the national average. Those achieving three or more A grades included Sophie Baker, Hannah Bowen, Rhiannon Bullen, Maxine Coldrey, Amy Connolly, Freddie Davy, Archie Drawbridge, Lauren Elliott, Cliodhna Hughes, Fenella Machin, Sarah Noble, Daniel Prestwood, Saskia Shinner, Millie Wallis.
See the Surrey Mirror's article here http://www.surreymirror.co.uk/redhill-teenager-speaks-of-battle-with-rare-illness-as-st-bede-s-celebrates-stunning-a-level-success/story-30486290-detail/story.html
“These results are the culmination of a great deal of hard work and I am delighted that so many of our talented youngsters are heading off to top universities” said Mr Crabtree. “We believe the package we offer in the 6th form here – small classes, academic rigour and a commitment to extra curricular activities – is a winning combination.”