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St John’s celebrates excellent A level results

Sixth Form pupils at St John’s School are celebrating strong A level results this year. Over 81% of all A level examinations taken were awarded at A*- B, and 50% were awarded at A* or A.

With over a quarter of the year group achieving straight A*/A grades it is unsurprising that there were so many outstanding individual performances. Two pupils, Anna MacDonald and Charlie Hardwick, gained three A* grades, with Charlie also securing another A grade to add to his remarkable achievement. In addition, 10 pupils (Angus King, Isaac Lea, Lois Graham, Elizabeth Vogel, Harry Witt, Sophie Evans, Harriet Lee, Sam Olsen, Matthew Clancy and Greg Tilsar) were awarded two A* grades and at least one A grade. Katie Stuart and Mimi Rothwell both achieved two A* grades.

Sophie Evans, who has gained a place at the University of Cambridge to read Modern and Medieval Languages, commented: “I am absolutely over the moon. It has been a perfect end to a great five years at St John’s, and I’m so grateful for all support I’ve had throughout my time here.”

Anna Macdonald added: “I was completely blown away this morning, I can’t believe it. It’s lovely to see that the hard work has paid off for us all.”

The Religious Studies Department has particular reason to celebrate this year’s results with a third of all A levels taken by a relatively large cohort being awarded at A* grade. Over 90% of the grades in classics, drama, history, and religious studies were awarded at A*- B grades.

A considerable majority of the School’s Upper Sixth pupils have secured a place at their first choice university, many of which count amongst the best in the country. Indeed, some of the year group are considering using the new ‘adjustment’ process to ‘trade up’ to a better course or better university after gaining grades that surpassed expectations.

Headmaster Martin Collier wrote: “We are very proud indeed of the magnificent achievement of this year group who have worked extremely hard and fully deserve these exceptional results. They are a credit to our School and we wish them all the very best for their future.”

Published on 18/08/2016

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