A* Success at A Level
Pupils have been celebrating an impressive set of A Level results, with well over half of the papers achieving an A grade or above. This is the first time that sixth formers have been able to attain an A* at A Level – the new grade is reserved for an exclusive group of pupils scoring at least 90% in their A2 exam – and seven hard working Bancroftians achieved three or more A* grades, including Karandeep Nandra, Tim Robinson and Rupal Desai who all achieved a fantastic tally of four A*s.
Once again the school saw a 100% pass rate, with 87% of exams gaining grades A*/A or B. Sixty one pupils achieved at least three A grades and fifteen achieved at least four A grades.
The school sees nine of its most talented pupils off to Oxbridge colleges in September. Six of these have confirmed places at Cambridge: Izabel Cheung (Natural Sciences), Rachael Flaherty (Geography) Ifey Frederick (Classics), Alyssa Hickson (Modern & Medieval Languages), Karandeep Nandra (Medicine) and Lara Tembey (Economics). Aqil Taiyeb (Physics), Ruchika Patel (Geography) and Annabelle Trotter (Ancient and Modern History) have confirmed places at Oxford.
In addition, eight pupils are planning to study medicine (or related subjects such as dentistry).
Mary Ireland, congratulated the pupils on their successes, “The Sixth Formers have been very focused in their studies and their hard work, together with the support given by their teachers, has paid off in this set of results. Fifty members of the year group gained at least one A*, with 21.3% of all A Levels taken scoring A*. This is well above the national average for A* which is 8.1%.”