St George’s celebrates a range of talents as students progress to top universities

St George’s takes pride in helping students to become well-rounded individuals and this success is certainly highlighted this year (August 2017).

Five students are going up to Oxbridge: Tad Adamek is reading Law at St John’s, Cambridge; Finn McIntosh is going to Cambridge to Homerton College to read Natural Sciences; Toby Sanderson is keeping up the family tradition by going up to Oxford to read History, whilst two other historians, Maryam Dorudi and Tom Cryer, are going up to Cambridge to Newnham College and Trinity Hall respectively.

In addition, Jessica De Suza has gained an impressive A*A*A*A*A* and is taking up her place at Stanford University in the United States. Jessica King is also ecstatic with her results as she gained A*A*A* and is looking forward to commencing her Management course at the University of Bath.

Outstanding personal success is also enjoyed by Malcolm Scott-Watson, who is reading Medicine at Glasgow; Ryan Notter, Nafiz Biswas, and Rufus Uttley who all achieved 4 A Levels at A grade or above. Rory Smith is going to Birmingham University to read Mechanical Engineering, whilst continuing his career as a Formula Ford 1600 competitor.

Four students have gained places at prestigious art colleges: Eddie Black, Holly Laidler, Jozefiene Rooman-Downs and Penny Somper all received high praise for their fantastic artwork at a recent exhibition.

Freddie Garnham has been awarded one of a number of limited places on a Dyson apprenticeship scheme. The process for Dyson involved online tests, phone interviews and an assessment day. Freddie will complete a four year course during which he will gain a BEng in Engineering accredited by the University of Warwick. For the most part, he will be working for Dyson as an employee.

Jamie Mark, who is in the fortunate position of being offered two scholarships - one for Choral and the other for Organ, to study Music at Royal Holloway, spent his summer entertaining visitors with his exceptional organ recitals in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

Nine Lower Sixth students were delighted with their results, having taken their Maths A Level a year early and gaining 7 A* grades and 2 A grades between them. They are Callum Bennfors, Laura Clark, Grace Cook, Ghislaine Hertzog, Ethan Jones, Alex Mason, Rory Parkinson, Edward Richens, and Demi Tola-Obembe.

Speaking on results day, A2 students at St George’s College were asked how they felt, they said:

"Amazing…..excited for the future and I want to thank St George's College for everything." (Jessica De Suza)

"It's been really good at St George's College and I got the best results in the end." (Ben Stonehouse)

"Very relieved for myself and for my friends who have also attained good results." (Toby Sanderson)

"Happy with my results and really excited to be studying at the University of Bath." (Jessica King)

Art student Penelope said: "I am really lucky to have the opportunity to study at Camberwell College of Arts - UAL. The success of my results is definitely because of the small class sizes in the Art Department and the amazing 1-1 support from staff."

Mandy Smith, Assistant Head/Head of Sixth Form, said: "I am so proud of our students and all they have achieved. It has been a tough transitional year with some of the subjects being reformed to linear A Levels and yet they have dealt with the change extremely well. Our academic success is a credit to the hard work of the students and the staff who have supported them, but more importantly, we are delighted with the personal success achieved by all our Sixth Formers. They leave St George’s well-rounded and confident young people."

Mrs Rachel Owens, Headmistress, said: "Well done to all our students; I am delighted that they have done so well, and are going on to such a wide range of degree courses at top institutions."

Overall Pass rate (A2): 99.8%

Percentage of Grade A* - A (A2): 40%

Percentage of Grade A*- C (A2): 92%

17 August 2017

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