Following the uncertainties of the past years and the higher grades than usual seen in 2021, we were aware that public exams results this year could be interesting. There were predictions of disappointments with grades and a struggle for pupils nationwide to get their university places.
We are delighted to report, however, that A Level results at Bancroft’s seemed to go against this trend and there were a lot of very happy pupils. We saw a fantastic 45.1% of papers taken graded at A*, with 93% at A*/A or B grades. The majority of our Sixth Formers had their places at their first-choice universities confirmed – including some who had narrowly missed their offers. All 15 of this year’s Medics/ Dentists/Vets cohort secured their places as well as the eight Oxbridge candidates. As usual, Bancroftians will be heading off in a variety of directions in September – Edinburgh, Durham, Exeter, Warwick, Nottingham and Manchester – while a good number opt to stay in London and attend the London institutions, UCL seems to be a popular destination this year. Courses are wide ranging. with fifty different courses respresented, amongst them: maths, modern languages, management, aerospace engineering, economics, chemistry, criminology, law, PPE and animation. Congratulations to them all and best wishes for the future.
The Class of 2022 can be immensely proud of their achievements, not just in their final grades but in the ways in which they have pulled together over the past two years to support and encourage each other in challenging and uncertain times. The resilience and determination that they have shown will no doubt stand them in great stead as they prepare to head off to university, a degree apprenticeship or employment. In among the headline statistics are many personal triumphs, each very special to the individual, and we could not be any more proud of them. It is always sad to say goodbye to a year group, but they head off to begin exciting new chapters with all of our very best wishes, and, of course, we hope to see them soon as Old Bancroftians.Philip Harrison, Head of Sixth Form