Matthew Burns

A LEVEL RESULTS 2016

Sedbergh School has maintained the standard that it showed at A Level last year with 56% of results being graded A*-B.

Second Master, Dan Harrison, explained ’We have focussed very carefully on the features of our most effective lessons and on exam strategies for every individual candidate.

The work has paid off handsomely and our pupils have secured places at the country’s most competitive universities. As ever, their teachers share their sense of success.’

This year we had a large number of pupils achieving AAB or above which combined with other strong results across the year group saw 84% of pupils gaining entry to one of their chosen universities by the end of exam results day.

Amongst those who are celebrating today is Katherine Fleck, who gained 3 A*’s and 1 A grade and will study Veterinary Science at Newnham College, Cambridge. Katherine said, ’Alongside my A levels I studied Agriculture at Newton Rigg on one day each week and accumulated nearly six months of work experience in local vets, kennels, farm and laboratories.

I have wanted to go to Cambridge since I visited in Year 10 and am so grateful to my teachers and all the people who have helped achieve my aim.’

It’s not just the impressive A Level results that we are celebrating, three pupils – Conner Scrivens, Alex Simpson and Sophie Webber – all achieved the maximum D*D*D* (Distinction)  in their Sports and Exercise Science BTEC Extended Diploma, earning each of them an impressive 420 UCAS Tariff points.  Sophie also achieved D* in her BTEC Business paper – as did Jack Kelly.

Sedbergh School continues to go from strength-to-strength and the new term will see the School achieve another record as the total Senior School pupil roll reaches 530. 

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