15th August 2014
We are delighted with another excellent year’s results, with a number of our key statistics improving this year. Looking at the Facilitating Subjects, those considered most difficult by the Russell Group universities, we achieved 54% A*-B and 14% A*, which is up on last year and is a superb achievement from a non-selective school.
There was a really positive buzz as pupils received their results. Tom Carr is delighted to be going on to study Engineering at Manchester (although the Economics Department keep suggesting that Economics would be better given his outstanding A* in the subject!), Ed He is off to read Mathematics at Oxford, now having five A Levels (including two A* grades) and also with an Advanced Extension Award. Not bad for a sixteen year-old.
Head Girls Connie Wisker and Resi Heil will be off in different directions, Connie going to Oxford Brookes to study Biomedical Science and Resi to Miami School of Art. Sohail Ghani, who was this year’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Devon, is going to read Pharmacy at Bath. Michael Xu, the School’s top performer, with four A*/A grades, will be studying Maths, Operational Research Statistics and Economics at Warwick.
Poppy Davis and Beth Laverack have both netted A* grades in Art – a subject in which top grades are very elusive. Poppy will move on to an Art Foundation course and Beth to study Theatre and Performance at Plymouth.
Wendy Martin, Academic Deputy Head, said “we are particularly delighted that this year’s results show very pleasing value-added. Most of our pupils have made great progress and performed to the very best of their potential. It’s been a good year.”