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A-Level Results

Thursday 17 August 2017: Guildford County School is celebrating another set of excellent A-level results today, with over 56 per cent of students achieving an A*-B, and an impressive 31 percent gaining an A* to A grade.

Overall, the school’s students enjoyed a pass rate of over 99%. 85 per cent of all grades were A*- C grades. 

3 County students holding Oxbridge offers have achieved their places, with more likely to apply post A-level. Nicholas Brown is going to Magdalen College, Oxford, to read PPE after achieving 4 A* grades and Hannah Coles is going to Keble College, Oxford after achieving 3 A* and an A. As a Music College we are also delighted that Sam Gale and Abbie Young have been offered places at the Music Conservatoire (music equivalent of an Oxbridge placement).

This year, a record five students hold a clean sweep of A*s for all of their subjects and eight students hold three or more As or better. Guildford County School is particularly proud of several outstanding individual results from students – Joe Taylor (A*A*A*A*), Nicholas Brown (A*A*A*A*), Hannah Coles (A*A*A*A), Lucas Joel (A*A*A*A), Isabel Flynn (A*A*A*), Sam Goulden (A*A*A*) and Harry Barham (A*A*A*). The school is also delighted with the results of the following AS students who achieved four A grades – Dylan Dijk, Oliver Hanlon, Sushant Kc, Sam Lucas, Joe Lockhart, Sofia Mashanovich, Flair Paradine-Callup, Kay Raftery and Tibet Scarlett. 

This year saw County’s highest number of University applications to date with 80% of students achieving places at prestigious universities across the country and 45% to Russell Group Universities - including Bristol, UCL, York, Durham, Exeter and Southampton.

Guildford County School Headteacher Jack Mayhew welcomed the exam successes of County’s A Level students: "Our warm congratulations to all students and to staff for their outstanding efforts in achieving these impressive A Level results. Knowing the inspiring breadth of many of our students’ achievements beyond the curriculum - in music, sport and charity work – this exam success is a true testament to their sheer energy and determination.’

Earlier this year, Guildford County School was rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, which noted ‘Pupils achieve very high standards and make excellent progress from their starting points.’ Ofsted highlighted that ‘the most able pupils’ progress is well above the national average’ with outstanding teaching across the school.

“Our students’ results today demonstrate that our Sixth Form is amongst the best in the county, improving year-on-year. We are delighted to see the further increase in university applications, with many students progressing to some of the best institutions in the country to study challenging courses. Our students deserve every credit for their hard work and dedication during their time in the Sixth Form. I wish them every success in their further studies and chosen career paths.”

 

For further information, please contact Patrick Overy on 01483 504 089 or e-mail cdrake@guildfordcounty.co.uk