Exams and results
Pupils at St Peter’s School are celebrating their A Level results.
83.3% of all exams were passed at A*-B, an increase of 2% from 2015.
More than one in five - 20.3% - of all exams were passed at A*. 38 pupils –more than a third of the year group - passed every exam at A* or A grade.
St Peter’s saw particularly strong performances in Art, Design Technology and Latin, with every pass at A or A*, and additional success for English Literature and German, both of which saw every pupil achieve grade B or above.
Mathematics remains the most popular subject at St Peter’s for A Level entries, studied by more than half the year group, and has once again achieved outstanding results. Of 57 candidates, 63% passed at A* or A. 89% passed Further Mathematics at the same grades.
Grades between A* - B are those required for entry to good undergraduate courses and universities, and this measure is particularly relevant to pupils and parents.
Leo Winkley, Head Master of St Peter’s School, said: “It is easy for the A Level results day to become a pageant of individual success stories, and those can be inspiring in their own right - but what matters to pupils and their parents is that they leave school with a solid foundation for the next stage in their lives, not just in terms of the grades they need, but in possession of enquiring, analytical minds, an excellent work ethic – and a sense of fun and perspective as they take their next steps on to university, careers and beyond.
“These results make us very proud, because they reflect the hard work and dedication of an entire cohort. Our pupils are excellent team players, who encourage and support each other in their quest to learn, and that spirit has been wonderfully repaid by today’s results.
“All of us at St Peter’s are delighted to have supported them through their journey with us, and we look forward to following their progress as they move on to the next chapter.”
2016 A-Level Results by Subject
Pupils at St Peter’s School have passed more than three quarters of their GCSE exams at A* and A grade. Passes at the highest levels increased to 76%, up from 73% last year.
A* grades rose to 43%, from 41% in 2015.
Mathematics was a particular success, with 99% of grades at A*-B, 87% at A*-A and two thirds of all papers securing A* grades.
Ten pupils achieved at least 10 A* grades, including Madeleine Bletcher, Marcus Brown, Alexandra Craig, Madeleine Day, Annabel Ellis, Jack Hargrave, Clare Hornby, Lucy Lawrence, James Mahon and Chloe Wong.
Charles Barry, Rebecca Battles, Max Boswell, Alice Brookes, Kitty Clapham, Rhys Collins, Harry Contreras, Isabella Crook, Lucy Dabbs, Felicity Edwards, Annabel Fox, Phoebe Hall, Felicity Head, Charlotte Hollinrake, Jack Lawrence, Alexander Leahy, Imogen Matthews, Grace Moody, Lucy Moss, Christopher Nelson, Kate Newmarch, Jodi Smith, Lydia Theos, Yulia Trubacheva, Edward Turvill, Matthew Ubhi, Zaki Ward, Seth Williams and Rory Winterburn passed all of their GCSEs at A* and A grades.
Leo Winkley, Head Master said: “I’m very pleased that this has been another year of consistent excellence in our results at GCSE - it’s the third consecutive year of improvement which speaks volumes about the effort and dedication of our teaching staff, as well as of our pupils. We’re especially happy to see these strong results reflected across a broad range of subjects: our pupils have secured 100% pass rates in subjects from Latin and Greek to Art, Design and Technology, Mathematics and Music.
“The pupils’ results in Modern Foreign Languages are fantastic – amidst concerns about the number of pupils studying languages nationally, it’s refreshing to see every pupil at St Peter’s studying at least one language at GCSE, with 76% of exams passed at A* and A across French, German and Spanish collectively.
“The students can feel very proud of their work; they are a thoroughly pleasant year group and all the staff are delighted with these deservedly excellent results.”
2016 GCSE Results by Subject