Bede's School celebrates record-breaking A Level results

Students celebrate A Level results at Bede's school
Students celebrate A Level results at Bede's school

Sixth Form students at Bede’s Senior School have broken school records with a strong set of A Level results.

The school revealed this morning (Thursday) that 25 per cent of all grades were A*, 53 per cent at A*-A and 78 per cent at A*-B.

Students celebrate A Level results at Bede's school

Students celebrate A Level results at Bede's school

Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney, who is leaving the school this year, said: “My final cohort at Bede’s have exceeded all ours and their expectations and I am delighted to be leaving Bede’s on a high note. I have seen this wonderful group of young people achieve so much inside and outside the classroom and to have that success underscored by such excellent exam results is wonderfully affirming.

"Once again, Bede’s commitment to academic excellence, whilst valuing every individual within a holistic educational environment, has borne great dividends for our pupils.”

Pupils at Bede’s Art School earned 100 per cent A*-B grades for the sixth consecutive year, with 67 per cent of all grades at A*. Meanwhile Bede’s Legat School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance saw every single pupil achieve the equivalent of straight A* grades in their vocational dance qualifications.

All pupils taking economics, Latin and philosophy and ethics acheived A* to B grades while 86 per cent of chemistry pupils achieved A* to B grades. Media studies, geography, theatre studies and further maths pupils also performed well, with more than 75 per cent getting A*-B grades. A stunning 82 per cent of design technology pupils passed with A* to B grades.

Students celebrate A Level results at Bede's school

Students celebrate A Level results at Bede's school

Individual high-achieving pupils included Nadia Gjerdingen and Ben Laws, both of whom earned straight A*s in chemistry, physics, maths and further maths.

Joshua Simonassi, earned straight A*s in history, spanish and English literature, while Jack Rickard earned A*s in maths, further maths and physics with an additional A in computing.

Straight A*-A grades were also earned by a substantial number of pupils including Bede’s head of school Bertie Cook and the trio of Alice Potter, Joe Robson and Harvey Cole, who performed in the schools recent production of Into the Woods.

Bede’s Academic Deputy Head John Tuson said: “It is extremely gratifying that so many of the pupils who have achieved at the highest levels academically are also those who have contributed most to the life of our School. Indeed, for well in excess of half of all grades to be at A or A* is quite remarkable, particularly in light of Bede’s continued determination to not top-slice its intake.”

Headmaster Dr Richard Maloney, who is leaving the school this year, said: “My final cohort at Bede’s have exceeded all ours and their expectations and I am delighted to be leaving Bede’s on a high note. I have seen this wonderful group of young people achieve so much inside and outside the classroom and to have that success underscored by such excellent exam results is wonderfully affirming.

"Once again, Bede’s commitment to academic excellence, whilst valuing every individual within a holistic educational environment, has borne great dividends for our pupils.”

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