Surge in top grades at A Level at St George’s College, Weybridge

Students at St George’s College, Weybridge have been celebrating their success as they received news of their excellent A Level results this year (August 2016).

Students who received the very highest marks, gaining at least three A* grades include Simona Burchill (Exeter), Tom Cryer (Exeter), Maryam Dorudi (St Andrews), John Grieve (Oxford), Vasileios Karavais (Cambridge), Ben McMillan (Imperial) and Rebecca Muggeridge (Sheffield). In addition, two students gained merits in the Advanced Extension Award (AEA) for Maths. Henry Brown (2015) will be studying Dentistry at Leeds.

We are very pleased that our students achieved an increase in the total A* - B grade percentage from last year by 7.2% - giving us a total of 81.4% A* - B grades compared with 74% last year. 

Twenty five percent of the students gained straight A*/A grades for all of their subjects at A Level including five who achieved four A Levels and one who achieved five A Levels all at A*/A. Our top 25% of candidates gained the equivalent of three A* at A Level and 1 grade B at AS Level. Two students gained merits in for Maths STEP Papers. In total, 42% of grades achieved at AS were ‘A’, compared with 39% last year. Seven students took the full Maths A Level in the Lower Sixth, achieving A*/A grades.

The students achieved, on average, 374 UCAS points, compared with 364 points last year. This translates into approximately one A* and two A grades at A Level.

With over 75% of the students moving on to prestigious universities, the most popular being Bath usurping Exeter from its top slot as a preferred destination, the Upper Sixth students should be proud of their success.

Jakob Youngblood Costa will be moving to the USA to accept a place at the prestigious Cornell University in the State of New York where he plans to focus on Engineering.

The Lower Sixth at St George’s College, Weybridge are also celebrating their tremendous achievement this year with an increase of 2.3% on last year’s A grades. Seven students took their A Level in Maths a year early and 5 gained A* grades including Nafiz Biswas, James Cook, Finn McIntosh, Ryan Notter, and Min Kyu Park.

Speaking on results day, A2 students at St George’s College said:

“Thank you so much to St George’s. It’s been a great seven years, during which I have developed so much as a person.” (Rebecca Muggeridge)

“St George’s has been brilliant; I have had such a good time and I have been helped so much here.” (Josh Phillips)

“I have had the best time in my life here and made the best possible friends. I am really sad to be leaving. Thank you for everything St George’s.” (Carys Wright, Head Girl)

“I am so happy. I have been accepted into my first choice of university and St George’s has helped me all the way – I am 18 now and have been here since the age of two!” (Olly Wiltshire)

Mandy Smith, Head of Sixth Form at St George’s College, said:

“We are delighted with the success of this year’s cohort; they have worked extremely hard to achieve outstanding results and to progress to the universities of their choice.

“There is immense pressure on young people to achieve today, so we are extremely proud of our students who have met their personal potential and excelled, rising admirably to the demands of the A Level syllabus. They have been a joy to support and they deserve their success.”

Joe Peake, Headmaster of St George’s College, Weybridge congratulated all students and said:

“In a year of changing examinations and universities’ approaches, we are delighted that the vast majority of our students got into the universities of their choices.”

A summary of this year’s A Level (A2) results at St George’s College, Weybridge is as follows:

Percentage of all A Level (A2) grades in 2016:

A* - 17.7%

A – 31.7%

B - 32%

C – 12.3%

D – 4.8%

E – 0.9%

Overall pass rate at A2 grades A* to C– 93.7%

Overall pass rate at A2 grades A* to E – 99.4%

More information about St George’s Weybridge can be found online at www.stgeorgesweybridge.com

18 August 2016

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