With a pass rate of 100% at both A-Level and Level 3 BTEC the vast majority of students at Bishop Thomas Grant School are assured of their university places for this coming September.
The 100% pass rate, which includes all subjects, is a record for the school, and the A*B pass rate of over 50% has ensured that there will be no shortage of Bishop Thomas Grant School students at top universities this year. Particularly notable are the A*-B pass rates in Mathematics (78% with 36 students), Economics (71% with 24 students) and Biology (71% with 17 students). In Business, ICT and Sport BTEC (Level 3) all 28 students scored Distinction/Distinction* grades, equivalent to A/A* at A-Level. In the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), much valued by universities, there was the best ever pass rate at A*-B, at 72%, with 45% achieving A*/A. This qualification is taken by every Sixth Form student.
A few grades will be adjusted after re-marks, but early information indicates the following are the top A-Level students already assured of their places:
Sade Clarke (Archaeology and Ancient History) Somerville College, Oxford
Laura Stephenson (History) Newnham College, Cambridge
Alexandra Sanyaolu (Medicine) King’s College, London
Ashlyn Barry (Mathematics) Imperial College London
Juan Betancourt-Gonzalez (Economics) King’s College, London
Lukas Dohm-Karatjas (Mathematics) Durham University
Francisco Gordedo (Geography) University College, London
Lauren Hosannah (Psychology) Birmingham University
Callum Onyenaobiya (Computer Science) Warwick University
Kevin Mokhtar (Social Sciences) New York University in Dubai
In BTEC amongst the many high achievers were Hayley Dowsett (Sports Science) who is going to Brighton University to study teaching Physical Education, and Aleyah Bogle (Business Studies and ICT) has her place at Kent University to study Business Administration.
This year the school has also students taking apprenticeships, and top Music student Joanna Wocial has secured a place at the Royal Academy of Music in the Human Resources department.
Headteacher Louis Desa, retiring from the school at the end of August, commented on this year’s results:
“Once again I would like to thank all the staff, students and their parents for their hard work, support and determination in helping to achieve an outstanding set of A-Level and Level 3 BTEC results. The destinations list for all our Year 13 students is very impressive indeed.
As I retire this year, I could not have asked for a better send off. I am so proud of the Bishop Thomas Grant School community.”
Below, some of this year's high achieving students: (top-bottom) Sade Clarke; Alexandra Sanyaolu; Lukas Dohm-Karatjas; Callum Onyenaobiya and Laura Stephenson; Lauren Hosannah; Kevin Mokhtar; Ashlyn Barry; Hayley Dowsett; Aleyah Bogle; and Joanna Wocial. For more photos from results day 2016, please visit the Sixth Form news page by clicking here.