Mrs Hargreaves, head of Year 11, with Year 11 students.

Exam Success 2018

A-Level Results

Stanborough students are celebrating an outstanding set of A-level and BTEC results, in a year where most A-level subjects have been changed to a more demanding linear format.

Notable student performances include Shogo Washio with 4 A* at A-level who has accepted a place at Jesus College, Cambridge University to read Engineering and James Byrne also with 4 A*, who will study Mathematics at Magdalene College also at Cambridge. Annie Mbukwa achieved 2 A* and 2 A grades and has accepted a place at Middlesex to study Fashion. Rory Baxter received an A* and 3 A grades and has accepted a place at Durham to read Computing. Dominic Rusch and Jack Byrne both achieved an A* and 3 A grades.

Peter Brown said ‘We are extremely proud of our students’ achievements this year. At a time when examinations are being made ever more challenging, our students have responded by getting some fantastic results. We are also very pleased to see our students move onto a variety of Post 18 pathways including studying our specialist subjects of maths and computing at some of the top universities in the world. Many other students have also been accepted at other respected universities to study a wide range of subjects ranging from nutrition to art and music to ancient history. We also have a larger number of students this year moving onto degree level apprenticeship schemes in areas such as finance and media production which will allow them to develop their careers in these specialist areas. ’

GCSE and BTEC Results

The school was extremely pleased with the results achieved by the students who were the first cohort to receive the majority of their GCSE exams on the new 9 – 1 scale with the rest of the GCSE exams continuing to be awarded A* – G grades.

Notable achievements included Kono Washio with three GCSEs at Grade 9 and five at Grade 8. Lucy Thompson achieved two GCSE scores of Grade 9, six at Grade 8 and an A grade. Mattia Salsi achieved two Grade 9, one A* and four Grade 8 at GCSE level. Charlotte Ball achieved three grade 9, one A* and two grade 8. Rory Satterley-Hull achieved two grade 9, five grade 8 and an A grade, all at GCSE level.

Other top achievers included Harry Cross, Alice Wells, Luke Mawer and Sophie Reid.

Peter Brown said ‘We are extremely proud of the students’ achievements this year. This cohort has not only had to work extremely hard for all their GCSE and BTEC qualifications, but they have also had the added uncertainty of being the first cohort to take the new style GCSE exams in the majority of their subjects. I am also proud of our superb team of teaching and support staff at the school who have supported the students so well over the past three years. Together with strong parental support, the students have been very well prepared to meet the demands of an increasingly difficult examinations system. We are also very pleased that a high proportion of students will continue their studies into our excellent Sixth Form at Stanborough and will continue to perform at the highest level as demonstrated by our very good A-Level results. We also have a number of students who have been successful in their GCSE and BTEC qualifications and will now follow college or Level 2 Apprenticeship courses.’