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Posted on: August 18th 2016School News

Impressive results for the sixth form at St Bede's

It was a time of celebration for many students and their families following the publication of the A level results. The overall scores of the school were impressive with 99% of the exams graded A* to E and 28.7% grades A* or A (compared with 24.7% in 2015).

However, for the individA results2016 auals involved, it was all about whether the grades would be good enough for University entry.  The vast majority of our students have reached their first choice institution,including, for example, Jonathan Adams (3A*s and 1 A, Engineering at Durham), Victor Ball (2 A*s and 2 As, Maths at Bath), Ciara Connolly (2 A*s and 2 As, Biomedical Sciences at York), Alex Coveney (1 A*, 1 A and 1 B, Information Systems Management and Innovation at Warwick), Elizabeth Crowley (2 A*s and 2 As, Maths at Bath), Ellen Dunn (2 A*s and 1 A, Music at Oxford), Madeleine Davy (1A*, 1 A and 1 B, Psychology at Loughborough), Alistair Hales (3 A*s and 1 A, Maths at Warwick), Ruairi O’Leary (2 A*s and 2 As, PPE at Oxford), Lucy Meseg (1 A* and 2 As, Law at Exeter), Freya Marshall (1 A*, 1 A and 1 B, Fashion Marketing at Manchester) and Emily Seddon (2 A* and 1 A, Maths at Bristol).  Overall, we expect over 110 students will be off to university this autumn - to view the list of destinations, please click here.

At AS level, the results were similarly encouraging, with 90% achieving A to E grades (compared to 89% in 2015) and 63% achieving A to C grades (compare to 63% in 2015).  All this was achieved against a backdrop of new syllabuses and some turbulence in national results.  It augers well for the future as our new Year 13 prepare for the UCAS process. Particular congratulations are due to James Alden, Esther Barnard, Hannah Cheek, Lucy Dyer, Annabel Fredericks, Daniel Harwood, Esme Herman, Elliot Hills, Josie Hughes, Siobhan Maher, Joanna Parker, Corinne Rogers and Lucy Weddell who all achieved four or five A grades. In addition, there were 26 students who were graded B or above in all their subjects.

Forms to apply for 'access to scripts' or a 'review of marking' are available on this website on the exam information page in addition to being sent via an Insight notice.

Exam results helpline

The DfE will be opening its Exam Results Helpline again this year.

Students or parents needing free help, advice and support can speak to careers advisers on 0808 100 8000. The line opens on Thursday 1 August. 

The helpline, which is managed by around 40 careers advisers, helped over 9,500 people last year.