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BVGS celebrates success in tougher new ‘A’ levels

Students, parents and staff are celebrating ‘A’ level results at Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School with 82.3% of entries being graded at A*-B, and a 100% pass rate.

21 Aug 2018
School News
Ben Clay, Oliver Bardsley and Nickeal Sidhu who are all off to Cambridge University
Ben Clay, Oliver Bardsley and Nickeal Sidhu who are all off to Cambridge University


The Upper Sixth performed very well, with a school record being set with fifteen students gaining places at Oxbridge with top marks, including: Phoebe Abbott (Law, Queen’s College, Cambridge),Oliver Bardsley (Veterinary Science, Magdalene College, Cambridge), Benjamin Clay (Medicine, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge), Emily Coleman (History, Pembroke College, Cambridge), James Cutting (French and German, Worcester College, Oxford), Tom Edwards (Mathematics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge), Charlotte Frazer-Morris (Biochemistry, Hertford College, Oxford), Louis Kill-Brown (Modern Languages, New College, Oxford), Will Kirby (Arabic and Spanish, Pembroke, Cambridge), Daniel Leyva (Law, Wadham, Oxford), Sheamol Obeda (Engineering, King’s College, Cambridge), Charles Pottinger (Earth Sciences, University College, Oxford), Juliette Thomas (Spanish and Portuguese, Jesus College, Cambridge), Caleb Woodall (Pembroke College, Cambridge) and Nickeal Sidhu (Natural Sciences, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge). Nickeal has also been awarded a prestigious bursary by the OCR examination board of £3,000 per annum for his outstanding academic performance. Tom Edwards performed exceptionally, not only attaining four A* grades, but also attaining top marks in the fiendishly difficult Step 1, Step 2 and Step 3 Mathematics papers.

There were also eleven students in total, who attained a stunning three or more A* grades including Jacob Carpenter *** (Mathematics, Bristol), Sehj Kaur *** (Law, King’s College, London) and Daniel McCrae, one of 4 students attaining an impressive 4 * grades, (Physics, Durham University).

Dominic Robson, Headteacher, was delighted: "This year group has risen to the challenge of the new undeniably tougher linear ‘A’ levels. They have been a fabulous cohort of young people to work with, both inside and outside of the classroom. They have certainly made the most of all the opportunities the ‘Vesey Experience’ provides. From cultural trips to China and sporting experiences in South America, to outstanding performances on the stage, at the concert hall and on the sports fields, as well as raising money for charity, mentoring disadvantaged youngsters or launching weather balloons into Near Space, the Class of 2018 have excelled. I am very proud of them all. A big thank you to all members of staff for their unstinting hard work and generous commitment to offering an outstanding, inspirational and well-rounded experience to our students."

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