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BVGS celebrates the ‘A’ level Class of 2019

We are celebrating the ‘A’ level successes of the Class of 2019 with 76.1% of entries being graded A*-B.

A-Level students celebrating together on results day 201
A-Level students celebrating together on results day 201
The Upper Sixth student leaders, School Captains, Shoaib Sheraz and Lucy Windsor, led from the front and attaining top grades and are both going to be studying Medicine at university.


In total, 7 students secured their places at Ivy League or Oxbridge universities with top marks. This is no mean feat when you are competing against an international field. Well done to:

Harry Ayto: Maths (Princeton), Joel Smith: Engineering (Oxford), Nina Adriano: Engineering (Selwyn, Cambridge), Zachary Farmer: Spanish & Arabic Studies (Pembroke, Cambridge), Emily Hyde: History (Kings, Cambridge), Leo Karski: Economics (Kings, Cambridge), Josh Martin: English (Homerton, Cambridge).


A further 4 students have been invited by Cambridge University to apply for an adjustment offer on the basis of their exceptional academic performance: Molly Castagna (Medicine), Yannis Lakhani da Silva (Medicine), Liam Matthews (Economics), Maria Taiwo (Medicine). We await with interest to see how this progresses.


There were 11 students in total, who attained a stunning 3 or more A* grades, including Joseph Bentley ***, Eliza Gregory *** (Economics, Manchester), Robin Maes Prior *** (UCL, Civil Engineering) and Joseph Edwards **** (St Andrew’s, Mathematics) , Kieran Thiarya **** (KCL, Dentistry) and Deputy School Captain, Archie Sansome **** (Bristol, Aerospace Engineering). 
Most importantly, from a pastoral perspective, the vast majority of students are going to study the courses they want at the universities they want.


The outgoing Upper Sixth are an amiable and good-spirited cohort of young people. They have excelled in the classroom. But as well-rounded young people, they have made the most of the opportunities the ‘Vesey Experience’ has provided them. Amongst this cohort, we have many outstanding musicians, actors and sportswomen and sportsmen. We have flawless and confident public speakers. They have enjoyed trips far and wide, with some of the Upper 6th going on the recent rugby tour to Japan. Above all, they are a group of emotionally smart and talented young people and we wish them the very best for the future. We are very proud of them all.


A huge thank you, as ever, to Mr Dave Goodwin (Assistant Headteacher), Dr Adrian Reilly (Head of Upper Sixth), Miss Kate Steadman (Designated Safeguarding Lead), Mr Phil Nowek (Learning Mentor), Miss Kallyann Williams, Mrs Jo Brown,  Mrs Julie Evetts, Mrs Lesley Overton and all the teachers and all the staff for their hard work with the Class of 2019.


Thank you to our hard-working Governing Body team, led by Mrs Joanna Davis, Old Veseyans and Friends of the School, who have helped and supported in so many ways over the past year.
 

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