GEORGE ABBOT AND FULLBROOK CELEBRATE POST-16 RESULTS
Sixth formers from George Abbot School and Fullbrook School were celebrating their Key Stage 5 results on Thursday, after achieving a fantastic set of results.
Part of the Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies) family of schools, George Abbot students gained a total of 75 A* grades with more than one in three grades awarded at A* or A. 84% of results at George Abbot were awarded at A* to C grades, with 18 students achieving two or more A* grades at A level.
While Fullbrook saw 72% of students securing A* – C in an A Level qualification and achieved a 99% pass rate. Fullbrook specialises in science, maths and technology and everyone who studied in these subject areas passed with excellent grades, with 42% of students achieving A*-A in maths or further maths.
At George Abbot, a number of students did remarkably well, securing A*s and A grades in all of their subjects:
- Alex Damant and Maya Alazzawi gained four A* grades;
- Archie Carpenter, Nathan Jones and Isabel Pyle all achieved straight A* grades in three A level subjects;
- three students including Hannah Egerton and Druv Patel all achieved three A* grades and one A grade in four A levels; and
- Mustafa Al-Zwaylif, Rachel Dickson, Zewei Jin, Harrison Matsis, George Mears and Kristen Mears achieved two A* grades alongside A grades for their other subjects.
George Abbot continues its long tradition of supporting students gaining places in some of the top ranked universities in the country with seven students having achieved the grades required to meet their offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge and a further two students securing places to read Medicine.
At Fullbrook, a number of students did remarkably well, securing A*s and A grades:
- James Botterill, head boy, secured A* in biology, maths and sport;
- Geli Donaldson, secured A grades in psychology, biology and geography;
- Sophie Mires, secured A* in Law and A grades in psychology and sociology;
- Francesca Osso, secured A* in both psychology and biology and an A grade in chemistry;
- Verity Shaw, secured A grades in graphics, textiles and photography;
- Marcus Warrington-Brown, secured an A* in history and A grades in economics and English literature; and
- Jake Skelding, secured an A* in maths and further maths, A grades in physics and a B grade in chemistry.
80% of students at Fullbrook will now be go on to take up places at university, with James Botterill going to Exeter University to study sports science but also continuing his national level rugby and already training with Exeter Chiefs. Three other students are also going to study at Exeter. A high number of students will attend leading universities including Surrey, Durham, Nottingham and Birmingham.
In the vocational arena, George Abbot students have enjoyed similar success in BTEC subjects with over a third of all students taking a BTEC achieving a Distinction* or Distinction grade. Special recognition goes to Max Kemp who achieved a Distinction in Sport, a Distinction* in IT and a C grade at A level Psychology.
At Fullbrook, all students studying the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT achieved at least a Merit and many secured a Distinction. In BTEC PE all students achieved at least a Merit, with over half the cohort achieving Distinction or Distinction*.
Kate Carriett, Headteacher at George Abbot School, said:
“These results will ensure that the school maintains its position as one of the top non-selective state schools in Surrey and indeed, across the country. Well done to every one of our Year 13 students. We are incredibly proud of you and look forward to welcoming you back to our Graduation Ceremony in September.”
Tom Robinson, Director of Sixth Form at George Abbot School, said:
“It has been a privilege to work with such a superb year group. I am delighted that their commitment and sheer hard work has enabled their success today. We pride ourselves on the development of the whole student and our Year 13 leavers will go on to their university, apprenticeship or place of work as confident, resilient and very capable young people.”
Mrs Katie Moore, Principal at Fullbrook School, said:
“I am delighted to be able to celebrate such a good set of results with Fullbrook students, who have worked so hard to achieve their goals and show they can be better than they ever thought they could be.”
Chris Tweedale, Chief Executive of GEP Academies said:
“I want to congratulate all of our sixth-form students and staff for their hard work and focus over the last two years.
“At GEP Academies we know there is more than one way to provide an excellent education, inside and outside of the classroom, and whether they go on to further study or into employment, I hope this has given them the foundations to take on this exciting step. I wish them all the very best for the future.”
Schools Minister Lord Agnew said:
“Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at George Abbot School and Fullbrook School, and the wider team at GEP Academies, on reaching the culmination of much hard work. A level results day marks the moment so many young people will make choices that can shape the rest of their lives, so whatever path they choose, every pupil at George Abbot and Fullbrook should do so full of confidence.”