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    Best Ever A Level Results for Kimbolton School

    With a magnificent 58.4% of all results at A*/A grade, Kimbolton School students, families and staff are celebrating the School’s best ever A Level results.

    With a magnificent 58.4% of all results at A*/A grade, Kimbolton School students, families and staff are celebrating the School’s best ever A Level results.

    20.2% of the results were at A* grade and a further 38.2% were at A.  Almost 80% of the grades were at A* to B.

    Forty students, almost 40% of the year group, gained at least 3 A*/As.  In addition to their A Level studies, 1 in 5 students undertook an Extended Project Qualification, a largely self-directed and self-motivated research project completed in their own time. A remarkable 96% of them achieved A*/A grades which, in some cases, were integral to the success of their university applications.

    James Burdock from Thrapston and Susan Chen (Eaton Ford) both achieved 4A*s. James will be reading Mathematics at Churchill College, Cambridge, while Susan will be studying Economics at the London School of Economics.

    Ross Basser (St Ives), Leo Grant (Tilbrook), Bethany Heath (Spaldwick) and Ellie Reid (Winwick) all gained 3A*s and one A grade. Bethany if off to read Natural Sciences at Durham while Ross is Loughborough-bound to study Mechanical Engineering. Leo and Ellie both plan to move to Bath, Leo to read Aerospace Engineering and Ellie to study Physics.

    Other top performers included Matthew Cooper (St Ives) and Bill Duberly (Stonely) who were all awarded 2A*s and 2As.  Jago Brockway (Pertenhall), Naomi Daniels-Holgate (Islip), Ioana Diac (Kettering), Charlie Gardner (Upper Dean), Daniel Koutný (Czech Republic), Ethan O’Kelly (Lower Cambourne), Ellie Peters (Fenstanton), Esme Steele (Lower Dean) and Konnor Wingate (Spaldwick) all gained at least 2A*s.  A further 58 students gained at least one A.

    Esme is now Durham-bound to read Sports Science while her sister Zoë - who achieved almost identical results - will be taking a gap year in Australia before hopefully studying Politics with International Relations at Bristol.  Both girls originally joined Kimbolton Prep School.  Esme said, "Kimbolton is a really supportive place and has really helped me realise my potential. It's full of amazing people and we've made friends for life."  Zoë added, "We're really lucky to have been able to call this our school. We'd really like to thank all the teachers and other staff." Their mother, Sophie, reflected, "I can't praise Kimbolton School enough. We chose it because it has grounded children with a realistic view of life. It has allowed our daughters to really find themselves as individuals and to flourish. The opportunities, and in particular the range of trips on offer, is simply amazing."

    With 2A*s and one B, Ethan O'Kelly is heading for Loughborough to study Automotive Engineering.  Looking back over his five years at Kimbolton, Ethan said, "Kimbolton is really supportive with lots of extra-curricular activities . I found it far more relaxed and supportive than the other schools that I considered."

    Alicia Port from Little Paxton achieved one A* and 2As and will now move to Leeds to read Mathematics. Having joined Kimbolton for her Sixth Form years, Alicia reflected, "I found people really welcoming and liked the greater focus and support within the classrooms. It's certainly helped me achieve more than I ever expected of myself." Her father, Lawrence Port added, "Being surrounded by others who really wanted to achieve has really pushed her on.  She now believes in herself and her abilities."

    Eve Foley also joined for the Sixth Form and has thoroughly enjoyed the musical life of the School. Next month she will join Exeter's History and Archaeology course. Eve commented, "The small class sizes at Kimbolton really allow staff to focus on you as an individual. The music has been amazing. I really don't think I'd have had such a great musical experience elsewhere."

    Jonathan Belbin, the Headmaster said, “These results show real depth of achievement, borne of excellent teaching plus the hard work and commitment from our students.  All, regardless of their ability, have also developed a wide variety of personal skills and qualities, which will set them up for life. I wish them all well and, as always, look forward to hearing of their future successes.”

    Updated 10 November 2017