Examination Results 2016 GCSE Results Table 2016 A Level Results Table We are delighted to report that twenty one of our pupils have achieved a fantastic three or more A* grades, at A Level which represents a fifth of the year group. Our top performer was Peter Andreev with an impressive tally of six A* (Russian, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Additional Further Maths) and an A (Biology). Peter also achieved the top grade in his STEP papers (Cambridge entrance papers). He now plans to read Maths at Trinity College Cambridge. In total ten Bancroft’s pupils have had their places at either Oxford or Cambridge confirmed. 90% of all A Level exams taken by Bancroftians were graded A*, A or B, and 68.3% A* or A compared with the national level of 25.8%. 33.1% of all A Levels sat achieved the top grade of A* (again significantly higher than the national average which has been around 8% over the past years). Nasr Islam, whose three A*s at A Level has guaranteed his place to read Geography at Hertford College, Oxford, described the waiting period between sitting exams and getting the results this morning as “the most stressful time of my life.” Another Oxbridge success, Lucy Ruben (Music at Christ’s College, Cambridge) said that her four A*s were “a surprise, I just didn’t expect it. All that worrying was for nothing!” Outgoing Head, Mary Ireland, said “I am delighted that so many students have got really positive results allowing them to follow their chosen courses at university. These results are really encouraging and reflect the continuing hard work put in by our teachers as well as the pupils themselves.” “waiting for these results has been the most stressful time of my life. once I got them results it was very rewarding.” Nasr (3 A* at A Level) Following on from these A Level successes we were delighted to see an equally outstanding set of GCSE results. 59.2% of all examinations taken received the top grade of A*, with twenty one pupils achieving a straight run of A*s. 89.5% of exams received either an A* or A grade and 99.1% were graded A*, A or B. Almost half of the year group achieved 8 or more A*s. Not only have these pupils worked extremely hard academically, they have also contributed to School life through their involvement in sports, drama, music, the DofE scheme and the CCF.” Head, Simon Marshall, commented, “This is a tremendous set of results from a really hard-working year-group and provides an excellent platform for their Sixth Form studies.” Very well done to all the pupils on their achievements and a huge thank you to their teachers for all their hard work and patience.