Record number of top grades for Berkhamsted’s A-level students
Aim High with Integrity – The hard work has paid off for our students with a record number of top A-level grades
A-level students at Berkhamsted School receiving their results today can be proud of their efforts within the classroom with 91% achieving A*-C. It is the highest number of A*/A grades and A* to B grades in the School’s 477 year history. Over 40% of students gained A* and A grades.
Richard Backhouse, the Principal said “It has been an exciting and fulfilling year for Berkhamsted students who have worked hard to achieve excellent results adapting to the more challenging demands of the reformed A Levels. Their achievement though has not only been within the classroom, our cohort this year continued to display successes on the sports field, in the theatre and through their commitment to serving others with their charitable efforts.”
“Many of our pupils have also managed to achieve significant grades for their Extended Project Qualification, with 93% achieving A*-B in addition to their A Level results. This is an outstanding achievement considering the many hours of research, study and practical assessments our students dedicate to achieving their EPQ grade above and beyond their other subjects. Experience that places them in good stead for the next step in their academic journey.”
Martin Walker, Headmaster of Sixth, paid tribute to them: “This is a very pleasing set of results in addition to the many other commitments that our students become engaged with during their time at Sixth Form.”
“There are individuals who are currently receiving great reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe with their play ‘The Miser’; over 80 of our Year 13 students volunteered for an hour a week between November and March in local primary schools, charities, charity shops and care homes. Finally many of our students took the opportunity to be part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and over 126 Gold expeditions were taken this year. As one student commented, “these activities offer the opportunity to get out of the classroom and focus on other skills to help prepare for life.”
Sixth Form Academic Scholarships (Incent Scholarships) of value up to 100% are available for September 2019 as well as a Full Science Scholarship (means-tested), the Peter Gibbs Scholarship, for talented students who aspire to study Science or Medicine at university – for further details contact the school on 01442 358001.