Success at George Abbot School – A Level Results
This year we have seen an improvement in students achieving the higher grades; 83 A* grades were achieved which means that 11.6% of the grades awarded to George Abbot students were the A* grade and 22.4 % of grades were A grades, meaning that over one in three grades awarded were A* or A. 60% of results were awarded at the A*-B grade level, whilst 83% of results were awarded A*-C grades. As a comprehensive, non-selective school we are particularly proud of our 47 students who achieved at least one A* grade at A Level, as well as the 22 students who achieved two or more A* grades at A Level. The pass rate was 99.5%.
41 of our students achieved three A grades or better at A Level with eight of these achieving four A grades or more at A2 level (excluding General Studies and other AS Level results). Two students excelled, achieving four A* grades; Jonathan Damant in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Engineering and William Sutcliffe in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Deserving of a special mention are Max Burt, Thomas Crilly, Alice Ferreira who achieved three A* grades and one A grade; Edward Lau and Anna Hubbard achieved three A* grades. Other excellent performances include Benjamin Schauerman and Lucy Wolstencroft who achieved two A* and two A grades, while Hayden Ackhurst, Helena Ascough, Christopher Birt, Kajetan Cieplinski, Jack Colbert, Megan Crossman, Caitlin Eastaff, Eugenia Lau, Matthew McAlister, Timothy Ozanne, Samuel Rees, George Tuohy, Chloe Watts and George Tuohy all achieved two A* grades and Paige Latham achieved two Distinction* grades in her BTEC awards.
These results ensure that George Abbot School maintains its position as one of the top non-selective schools in the country for A Level results. At present nine students have achieved the grades required for them to meet their offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge, with a further six students securing places to read medicine or veterinary science.
Kevin O’Sullivan, Director of Sixth Form Studies, commented: “This has been another excellent year at George Abbot School. As a comprehensive Sixth Form our aim is to prepare students for the next stage of their lives. We pride ourselves on the development of the whole student. These results are just reward for the hard work and dedication with which our students have committed themselves to their studies. Whilst following an ever more challenging curriculum, students are also encouraged to participate in many community and extra-curricular activities. In a shifting educational landscape our students have risen to the challenge and we are pleased to celebrate such success with them.”
Sixth Form students will be taking part at the George Abbot Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 7 September 2016. At the celebration the students will collect the George Abbot Graduation Certificate which recognises and rewards them not only for academic success, but also for their acquisition and development of new skills and citizenship work within the school and the wider community.