Bede’s pupils achieve best-ever A-Level results

August 17, 2017

Sixth Form leavers at Bede’s had much cause for celebration today, with pupils earning 80% A*-B grades for the first time in the school’s history.

With 53% of all results at A*-A and 92% at A*-C, these record-breaking accomplishments are part of a wider picture of success for Bede’s, which achieved the best possible results in its recent school inspection and was recently placed in the top 1% of schools in the country for Value Added for a third year running.

This year’s A Level results saw Bede’s building on its reputation for excellence in Art and Design, English and Maths, where pupils achieved 94%, 91% and 77% A*-B grades respectively, and the departing Upper Sixth also set new school records in Biology, Physics and Chemistry, where they earned 73%, 71% and 70% A*-B grades.

Many pupils enjoyed notable successes in their BTEC Diploma courses, including in Animal Management and Dance, where 100% of grades were the equivalent of A*-A, and in Music Technology and Information Technology, where 93% and 90% of grades were also the equivalent of A*-A.

High-achieving individuals included Holly Saw, who earned A*A*A*A* in Maths, Biology and Dance, Eymeric Boyer, who earned A*A*A*A in Maths, Further Maths, French and Physics, Ashley Anderson who earned A*A*A* in Media, Business and Information Technology, Rosie Canby, who earned A*A*A in Maths, Biology and Chemistry, John Moran who earned A*A*A in History, Maths and Geography, and Alina Wiltshire who earned A*A*A in Graphics, Photography and Fine Art.

Happily, the three Heads of School for the year all also earned outstanding results, with Talisker Cornford earning A*A*A in Religious Studies, Geography and Government and Politics, Jay Adebisi earning A*A*A in Economics, Mandarin and Maths, and Anna Dagwell earning AAB in Business Studies, P.E. and Music, all the while representing Sussex as a County Netballer.

Congratulations also to Ffion Kellegher, who earned A*AA in English, Spanish and Religious Studies and who will now study Languages at Oxford, and Dominic Pereira and Neve Lawrence who earned both AAA in Maths, Chemistry and Biology and who will now study Medicine at Keele University and St George’s Tooting respectively.

Bede’s Academic Deputy Head John Tuson said of the results, “This year’s Upper Sixth leavers should be extremely proud of what they have achieved. They worked extremely hard, both in the classroom and outside of it, with their sporting and performing arts accomplishments enhancing and informing their academic triumphs.”

Bede’s Headmaster Peter Goodyer added, “Getting to know this year group has been a sincere pleasure, and I hope they realise the scale of their accomplishments.

“Our school is underpinned by the notion that every child can achieve their potential provided they are enabled to act as their best selves and are encouraged to pursue their personal passions.

“With that in mind, this departing Upper Sixth cohort are glowing symbols of Bede’s ethos and values in practice, and I am confident that these successes are but a hint at the great things that they are destined to achieve.”