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GCS celebrates A Level Successes

Guildford County School celebrates A level exam successes
Thursday 13th August 2015: Guildford County School is celebrating another set of excellent A-level results today, confirming Ofsted’s 2013 summary that the school offers ‘an extremely positive environment for learning and personal growth’.
55 percent of pupils gained A* - B, with 27 percent of pupils gaining A* to A grades.
Overall, the school’s students enjoyed a pass rate of 99%.
 
Two County students have secured their places at Oxbridge: Anna Goulden to King’s College, Cambridge, to read Classics after achieving three A* grades, and George Hill to Christchurch College, Oxford, to read Classics after achieving three A*s and one A grade.
 
Guildford County School is particularly proud of several outstanding individual results from students – Matt Evans (A*A*A), Kate Hirsch (A*A*A), Robin Benjafield-John (A*AA), Catherine Fennell (A*AA), Kyle Hensher-Smith (A*A*AA), Laurence Mitchell (A*AA), Alex Retief (A*AA), Aidan Goodwin (A*AAB) and Elsa Joel (A*AAB). This year also saw GCS’ highest number of University applications to date, with over 70% of students achieving places at prestigious universities across the country and 30% to Russell Group Universities - including Bristol, UCL, Manchester, Sheffield, Birmingham, Durham, Bath, and Exeter.
 
Head teacher Jack Mayhew welcomed the successes of County’s A Level students: "I am delighted with the achievements of our Sixth Form students today. These results are not only a testament to their hard work and commitment, but also to the quality teaching and tireless efforts of our staff. The results are all the more impressive when you consider the inspiring breadth of our students’ achievements in music, sport and charity work, beyond the curriculum.’ 
 
We are also particularly delighted with the results of the following AS students who achieved four A grades – Sam Barham, Robbie Mostyn, Lucy Proudman, Ben Stephenson and Jess Starling.
 
“Our students’ outstanding results today demonstrate that our Sixth Form is going from strength to strength. It is particularly pleasing to see another increase in university applications with our students attending some of the best institutions in the country to study challenging courses. Our students deserve huge credit for all of their work 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