Thursday 18 August 2016: Guildford County School is celebrating another set of excellent A-level results today, with over 60 per cent of students achieving an A*-B, and an impressive 30 percent gaining an A* to A grade.
Overall, the school’s students enjoyed a pass rate of over 99%. 82 per cent of all grades were A*- C grades.
This year, 2 students hold a clean sweep of A*s for all of their subjects, 6 students have achieved two or more A* grades and 12 students hold three or more As or better. Guildford County School is particularly proud of several outstanding individual results from students – (Sam Barham (A*A*A*), Rob King (A*A*A*), Ben Stephenson (A*A*A* A), Adam Carter (A*A*AA), Jess Starling (A*A*A), Danny Booth (A*AAC), Alfie Davies (A*AA), Rob Mostyn (A*AA) and Matthew Ambrose (A*A*B). This year also saw County’s highest number of University applications to date, with over 80% of students achieving places at prestigious universities across the country and close to 40% to Russell Group Universities - including Bristol, KCL, Manchester, Sheffield, Durham, Leeds, Nottingham and Exeter.
Guildford County School Headteacher Jack Mayhew welcomed the successes of County’s A Level students: "Congratulations to students and to staff for their outstanding efforts in achieving these excellent A Level results. When you consider the inspiring breadth of our students’ achievements beyond the curriculum - in music, sport and charity work - today’s results are all the more impressive. We are also delighted with the results of the following AS students, Nick Brown who achieved a very impressive 5 A grades and those who achieved four A grades: Hannah Coles, Rachel Dauncey, Sam Goulden, Ed Hammersley and Joe Taylor.
“Our students’ results today demonstrate that our Sixth Form is progressing apace, making gains every year. 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.”
Thursday August 25th 2016: Guildford County School Headteacher Jack Mayhew’s statement on 2016 GCSE results at Guildford County School:
"I am delighted to announce an excellent set of GCSE results this year. 78% of students achieved the new English and Maths progress measure, with 34% achieving the EBacc threshold. We are pleased that 83% of our students gained 5 or more A*-C grades, with 76% gaining 5 or more GCSEs at A*-C grades including English and Maths - a 6 and 5 percentage point increase on last year’s results respectively. This year also saw 35% of all grades awarded were A* or A grade, 61% A*-B, with an overall pass rate of 99%. Our attainment 8 score currently reads at 5.89, the highest in the school’s history, making the average grade awarded a B grade.
Once again, being with our students in the Sixth Form common room today collecting their results is a privilege. The students’ smiles express their delight at their well-deserved achievements - it is great to see them securely making the next step in their lives. I would like to congratulate both students and staff alike for their tremendous efforts in achieving these results. We look forward to welcoming back the students into the sixth form in September.
Deserving of a special mention are Sofia Mashanovich for achieving an outstanding 12A*’s and 1 A* Distinction grade, Kay Raftery for achieving an excellent 11A* grades and 2 A’s, Joseph Lockhart for securing an impressive 9 A* grades, 1 A* Distinction and 3 A’s, and Serena Ho who was awarded a fantastic 7 A*s, 5 As and 2 B grades. Also worthy of note are Ainaz Ghader who topped the value added charts, achieving 5 As, 7 Bs and 1 C grades, these results are on average 1 and a half grades above her individual targets in each subject - a fantastic achievement."