A-Level Results 2022

The 18th August 2022 was, quite literally, an outstanding day given the record-breaking results achieved by Yr 13. 70.3% of grades were an A* or an A and 97% of pupils achieved a grade C or above.

Having crunched the numbers, our results has placed us in the top 1% of schools as we have received an ALPS+1 score, which means that the results put us in the top 1% of schools nationally.

These tremendous grades are a fitting tribute to an exceptional year group and make it almost impossible to highlight particular performances. Of especial note, however, is Ella M’s 4 A*s in Music, History, English Literature and the Extended Project Qualification, grades which have secured her place to read Music at Oxford where she has also been awarded a Choral Scholarship. Saskia C’s 3 A*s and 2 As in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and the Extended Project Qualification have confirmed that she will be reading Physics with an integrated year of Master’s level study at Imperial College London. Lara A secured 3 A*s and 2 As in English Literature, History, Music, AS Politics and the EPQ; she will be reading History and Politics at Edinburgh University.

We are in ordinately proud of each and every pupil, particularly given the remarkable breadth of talent, skill and passion which marks out our class of 2022. The following is just a sample of the extraordinary range of courses that Yr 13 are heading off to undertake: Scarlett M will be embarking on an Art Foundation course at Central St Martins; Scarlett A is heading to Nottingham to study Geography and Business; Louise H will also be in Nottingham to read lCancer Sciences; Holly H has confirmed her place to read Interior Architecture at Northumbria University; Imogen B and Sophie T will begin their degrees in Adult Nursing at Nottingham and Oxford Brookes respectively; Lucy-Kate C-H is heading to Brighton to undertake her degree in Textiles and Business. Remarkable too is the fact that almost all pupils had their first-choice places confirmed.

These best-ever results reflect the commitment, focus, vision and unstinting hard work of this cohort who, despite having never taken a public examination until their A Level papers, smashed the expectations we had of them. As Dr McShane observed when congratulating pupils and thanking teachers for their support and hard work, “These results and the pupils who achieved them are – quite simply – sensational.”