A-Level Results Day August 2013
Monday, 19 August 2013

I am writing with news of our A-level results. Of the 616 papers sat, the following grades were achieved:

A* 147

A 302

B 142

C 22

D 2

E 1

This equates to 96% of grades at A*-B at this stage. These are the grades universities now demand.

Previous years (after re-marks and appeals) are as follows:

2012 96%

2011 95%

2010 94%

2009 95%

2008 94%

2007 87%

2006 78%

2005 77%

I would not be surprised if the A*-B percentage turns out to be a college record although, of course, the human stories underpinning these results are much more important. And results day has been all about those human stories. We had a quad filled (mainly) with very happy and relieved boys, girls and parents. And where there were initial disappointments, we have been delighted that so many universities have been willing to lower their offers and admit our pupils all the same. I suspect that this year we have our smallest ever number of Upper Sixth formers still without a university place. You can probably sense my relief.

It is hard to single out individual success stories because everyone has had his or her own personal challenge and I am as delighted by the boy securing BBB for whom that is a personal triumph as I am by his friend securing 5 A* grades. Nevertheless, just as leading try scorers or lead parts in the school play get their moment in the limelight during the course of the year, so it would be churlish to deny the academic high-flyers of today their moment too. So, here are the names of those who secured AAA or better:

Harry Angell A*AAA Post A-Level Application

Roisin Benett-Odlum AAA LSE

Charlie Brotherston AAA Bristol

Sophie Buck A*A*AA Cambridge

Jack Butler AAAA Exeter

Laurence Calliafas A*A*AA Cambridge

Helena Cameron A*AA Edinburgh

Radi Darwish AAAA Brighton

Cameron Dashwood A*A*A*A* Cambridge

Jack Davies A*A*A*A Cambridge

Eleanor De A*A*A*A* Cambridge

Shiwen Ding A*A*AA Imperial

Charlotte Dodge A*AA Southampton

Ryan Elliott A*AA Bristol

Samuel Evans A*A*AA Warwick

Jed Fletcher AAA Exeter

Alexander Galitskiy A*A*AAA Durham

Seweryn Gasiorek-Shergold AAA Oxford

Douglas Glynne-Jones AAA Bath

Thomas Greenhalgh A*A*A*A Durham

Faraz Hamid AAA St George’s Medical School

Jonathan Haney A*AA Durham

Megan Harding A*AA Exeter

Lawrence Harlow A*AA Southampton

Megan Harvey AAA Oxford

Edward Holden A*AA Exeter

Hannah Hunter AAA Leeds

Callum Husselbee A*A*A* LSE

Tessa Hutchinson AAA LSE

Dmitri Ignatchenko AAA UCL

Caroline Jeffery A*A*AA UCL

Jacob Jones AAAB Bristol

Joshua Keisler A*AA Loughborough

Bethany Kelly AAA Bristol

Bethany Kenny AAA LSE

Rostyk Khoma A*AAB Nottingham

Jessica Lance AAA Warwick

Victor Law A*AAAB LSE

Anthony Li A*A*AAA Oxford

Jeffrey Li A*A*A*A*AB Oxford

Vincent Li A*A*A*A UCL

Weilun Liu A*A*AAB Durham

Cuztina Liu A*A*AA LSE

Edward Lloyd AAA Bristol

Catherine Lucas A*A*A UCL

Katherine Macfarlane A*A*A*B York

Shirley Mak A*A*A*A Cambridge

Eloise Maland A*AA Glasgow

Yana Mashenskaya A*AA LSE

Aoife McDonald-Bowyer A*A*AB Imperial

Ryan Meadows A*AA Bath

Thomas Mitchell A*A*A Bristol

Dominic Mo A*A*AAA Imperial

Omar Mohamed A*A*A*A Warwick

Juliette Murphy A*A*AA Cambridge

Min Woo Nam A*A*AB LSE

Oscar North-Concar AAAB Manchester

Dmytro Okolovych A*AA LSE

Harry Osborne AAA Sheffield

Erin Page A*A*A Warwick

Joycelin Pang A*AAA UCL

Anna Parfitt AAA KCL

Angus Plummer A*A*A*A* Cambridge

Nikita Pogorelenko A*AA UCL

Kiran Rajkumar AAAA UCL

William Ramsay AAAA Nottingham

Edward Rea A*AAA Bath

Ella Robertson AAA Imperial

Thomas Rollinson AAAA Oxford

Jack Rysdale AAA Exeter

Clare Saxby A*A*A* Oxford

Rosalind Scott A*AA Exeter

Emily Seccombe A*A*A*A Oxford

Ashkon Seyed-Safi A*A*A*A* Cambridge

Vivian Shih A*AAA UCL

Rebecca Shilling AAAA Nottingham

Hansy Shore A*AA UCL

Amy Still AAA Bristol

Anna Surridge AAA Newcastle

Milo Thompson AAA Exeter

Jamie Tiru A*AA KCL

Catherine Tong A*A*A*A* Oxford

Poppy Trivedi A*A*A*A UCL

Georgina Tyas A*A*A*A Cambridge

Angelica Van Clarke A*A*A Leeds

Sarah Wang A*A*A*A Imperial

Tracy Wong A*A*A* UCL

Thomas Woodward A*AA Bristol

Josephine Wu A*A*AA LSE

Julia Zhuang A*A*A*A Imperial

Lily Spencer AAAB Post A-Level Application

Adi Whitworth A*AAB Post A-Level Application

I am delighted for all of the above and for those not mentioned here who nevertheless surpassed their expectations and can be immensely proud of what they have achieved. They know who they are.

For me, what matters most is that our leavers have achieved top grades without ever losing their sense of fun or their commitment to life beyond the classroom. So many of those celebrating their results have also been top sportsmen and sportswomen, dancers, artists and musicians. That they have also found time to excel academically is both humbling and inspiring.

He will hate me for singling him out but I also want to mention how very proud I am of Tom Woodward. Diagnosed with cancer just before his exams, he underwent chemotherapy during them and yet still went on to get A*AA and a place at Bristol to read History. To him and to all our leavers, many congratulations!

Kind regards,

Richard Cairns

Head Master

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