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Sixth Form Press Release – Grey Court School


As its second Year 13 A-level cohort graduated, Grey Court once again proved its commitment to excellence, by surpassing national A-level trends.  30% of all grades awarded were A*-A, 64% were at A*-B, 86% of all grades were at A*-C and there was an overall pass rate of 99.5%. Of the 26 subjects on offer at Grey Court, students performed above national standards in 24 of them. Traditional subjects such as Physics, Biology, Geography and Languages attained particularly well, with 80% of all subject grades being A*-B. With students across all ability levels performing exceptionally value added measures indicate that the sixth form is comfortably in the top 10% of A level providers.

Notable successes included Ella Davies, Nina Hempstead and Nicolas Berridge-Argent who both scored gained 3 A* with Ella Davies due to take up a place to read Chemistry at Oxford and Nina Hempstead to read languages at Bath.  In addition, Amelia Sadat has been offered a place at Cambridge University to read Natural Sciences and Omar Shabana becomes another Grey Court student to study medicine at University.

With higher level apprenticeships also proving to be a popular alternative to university special mention should also be made to Tom Jeffrey who secured an apprenticeship in Business with Bloomberg Media. Roman Barbieri’s grades enabled him to take up the offer of an apprenticeship as a financial auditor in the City of London.

Grey Court student Isobel Ely said “I’m so proud of myself and all of my friends. Seven years of hard work has come down to just one brilliant moment. I’ve been accepted at Edinburgh University to study Geography and Social Anthropology.” Rita Pula was equally pleased with her results “I was shaking, crying and laughing with delight when I opened my envelope. I have been accepted by Warwick University to study Drama.”

“These results highlight how Grey Court is an environment where excellence is expected of the staff and students,” said Head Teacher, Maggie Bailey.  “I am delighted that the high standards that were laid down last year, have been exceeded by our students in 2017 - especially in the unpredictable landscape created due to the A level reforms. This shows that our community is never complacent and is always working to enhance the outstanding experience of our young people.”



Oxbridge Update for 2017

Ella Davies      Chemistry                                Somerville College, Oxford   

Amelia Sadat   Natural Sciences                     Pembroke College, Cambridge

Shannon          English Literature                   St Catherine’s College, Cambridge

Lily Finnie        Philosophy and Linguistics      St Hilda’s College, Oxford


Five Year 13 students applied to Oxbridge this year and we are delighted to say they have all secured interviews. They are applying for:

PPE  at St Hilda’s College, Oxford,
German at Wadham College, Oxford
Chemistry at St Anne’s College, Oxford
Natural Sciences at Emmanuel, Cambridge
Human, Social, and Political Sciences at  Sydney Sussex College,  Cambridge