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Exceptional individual successes for Upper 6 pupils as they collect their A level results

16 August 2018

This morning saw pupils celebrate another year of strong A level results with some outstanding individual successes.

Alongside their academic studies, pupils are heavily involved in our extensive co-curricular programme and to make a significant contribution to the wider community. They have an excitingly diverse array of routes ahead of them after collecting their results today. Here are just a few of their results and what lies ahead:

Caitlin Obee (above) is celebrating securing three A*s in Geography, Music and Maths. Caitlin who is a passionate musician, playing the flute with the County Youth Orchestra and winning first place in this year’s Bishop’s Prize for Music, will be going on to study Music at Clare College, Cambridge with a Choral Scholarship.

Caitlin, who received a bursary from the school said: “I am overjoyed with my results and so excited about heading to Cambridge to study music and sing in Clare Choir. The support of the school, through my studies, music and financially has been truly invaluable.”

George Clements achieved three A*s and an A in Further Maths, Maths, Physics and Latin. George, who has been involved in both the National Maths Olympiads (receiving a Certificate of Distinction for the first time in the school’s history) and Cross Country and Athletics teams whilst at the school, will also be heading to Cambridge University to study Maths.

Head of School, Phoebe Crane, who is also a Regional netball player is celebrating an A* and 2As in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Phoebe will be reading Chemical Engineering at Birmingham University after embarking on a Gap Year in Fiji, volunteering with ‘Think Pacific’.

Another talented netballer, Isabelle Barclay, who plays for the  National Premier League as well as the school’s 1st VII achieved an A* and three As in Maths, Chemistry, Economics and Further Maths and is heading off on a Gap Year next year.

GB kayaker, Luke Shaw, secured an A* in Maths, A grades in Chemistry and Politics and a B in Further Maths. He has an unconditional offer to the University of Nottingham where he plans to study economics, potentially with Spanish. Luke has just returned from a training camp in Bulgaria and will compete in the junior men's category for GB at the kayak marathon world championships in Portugal next month.

Budding entrepreneur, Bailey Tuddenham, has been setting up his own business Diamond, as well as studying for his A levels. Bailey secured two A*s and two Bs in 3D and 2D Design, Maths and Physics and is going on to study Mechanical Engineering at Glasgow University. His company Diamond works with a range of areas from music and film to fashion and technology.