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Matthew Burns

ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR SEDBERGHIANS

A year of glittering success has come to an end with outstanding A level results at Sedbergh.

At a collective level, 66% of exams were graded A*-B with 16% of exams graded A*. Every pupil passed every paper they sat. Headmaster, Andrew Fleck, explained “Every single measure of our academic performance indicates that our results have improved for the sixth year running. This reflects the performance of our most and less able pupils – it is a collective triumph for pupils and staff.”

Will Ross gained A*A*A* and will progress to read medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge accompanied by Maja Segger who will read engineering at Emmanuel College. Maria Page, Felicity Fairclough, Josie Coulthard, George Thomas and Georgina Boyd-Moss all gained A*A* A and Tabitha Holdsworth gained four starred Distinctions in BTEC exams closely followed by Kate Whitehead, Rouban Birch, Oliver Hinks and Josh Hodge who gained three starred Distinctions. 

Ninety-one pupils woke to receive confirmation of their university places so that the uncertainty of exam results has been replaced by the excitement of new opportunities. Staff are working with a small number of pupils who have yet to finalise their arrangements.  Whilst pupils were celebrating at home, the atmosphere in school has been equally upbeat amongst staff reflecting on the breadth of achievements by pupils many of whom have combined academic success with excellence on the stage, in music, on sports pitches or elsewhere. The combination of achievement is what makes Sedbergh such an exciting School.

Perhaps it should be no surprise that when the new term starts on September 5th another record will crumble as we welcome 555 pupils back to School. 

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