It has been a very uncertain time for our students as they awaited their results this year, but we are extremely proud of how they have coped over the past few months. This year’s results are testament to their hard work and determination to embrace the school’s ethos of independent thinking and learning.
Our scientists have performed remarkably well with 85% of students receiving A*-B grades. The creative arts have also seen success with 100% of drama and music students being awarded A*-B and almost 80% of artists receiving A*-B grades. Almost 80% of Christian Theology students were awarded A*-B grades and our linguists have had another successful year with 90% receiving A*-B in French; more than 85% were awarded A*-B in German and almost 80% of Spanish students received A*-B grades. Ampleforth’s historians have also performed well yet again this year with almost 80% receiving A*-B grades.
Our first BTEC students graduated this year with success in all courses available at the College – Hospitality, Countryside Management and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
Last year’s Deputy Head Girl, Maud Bridel, was one of the top performing students this year with A*s in Christian Theology and French, and A grades in German and Maths. One of our successful Scholars was James Barber who received A* in Chemistry and A grades in Maths and Biology, whilst Ruby Stuart, another of our Academic Scholars was awarded A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Art, as well as an A in Physics. Elisabeth Perreau-Saussine was also among the top performing students who received A* for her EPQ on top of three A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths; she has secured her place to study Medicine at University College London.
At this early stage 62% of university places achieved by Ampleforth students are at Russell Group universities and 75% at Sutton Trust Top 30 universities.
Deputy Head Academic, John Devitt, said: “I don’t think anyone imagined the academic year would end like this for our Year 13 students, but we are so proud of how they have coped over the last few months. We congratulate them all and are very much looking forward to celebrating with them in person when we can. Inevitably, some of our students have been adversely affected by the exam boards’ statistical approach to awarding grades and we are working closely with them and their parents to support them to appeal. We are confident that there will be upward movement for some of our students.”
Head, Robin Dyer, said: “I am delighted for you, the Upper Sixth – your results overall are testimony to your good attitude and effort – and even though some have concerns about final results and uncertainty about university admissions processes, things are looking good. Those of you who need support will get it from the team here. I wish you all the very best with the next few months. We look forward to celebrating your time in the Valley with a special Leaver’s Ball when we can. Well done!”