A Level Results 2016
Our Upper Sixth students, families and staff are celebrating an excellent year with some stellar A Level performances. 16.4% of the results were at the top A* grade and 44% were at A* or A.
Our Upper Sixth students, families and staff are celebrating an excellent year with some stellar A Level performances. 16.4% of the results were at the top A* grade and 44% were at A* or A. Over 65% of the grades were at A* to B.
Twenty-five students, a quarter of the year group, gained at least 3 A*/As. All four students with Oxbridge offers confirmed their places.
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 80% of them achieved A* grades which, in some cases, was integral to the success of their university applications.
Leading the way at A Level were Rebecca Heath from Spaldwick and Clifford Robinson from Bromham who both achieved 4A* grades. Rebecca will be reading Economics at Kings College, Cambridge, while Clifford will also be moving to Cambridge, to study Natural Sciences at Peterhouse College.
Rebecca joined Kimbolton in the Sixth Form and said, "I'm so happy to get a clean sweep of A*s and I'm looking forward to Cambridge. I've really enjoyed Kimbolton and have made really good friends. The teachers have been supportive throughout the whole university application process, both in helping me get the offers and then making sure I achieved the results I needed."
Both Anthony Gray (Spaldwick) and Edward Salkield (Kimbolton) gained 3A*s and one A grade. Close behind were Nikhila Chittoor Satish (Huntingdon) and Harry Twigden (Stonely) both with 3A*s.
Other top performers included Emily Choy Winters (Great Paxton), Matthew Greenland (Great Gransden), Harry Knowlton (Swineshead), Michael Oakley (Eynesbury) and Sasha Semple (Stanwick) who all achieved 2A*s and one A.
A further 20 students gained at least one A*.
On getting her results, Clarice Harper-Smith commented, "I'm excited and so relieved to get my results!" She will be studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at York. Her father, Barry Harper-Smith, reflected, "Some years ago, we wouldn't have believed that she could achieve an A* and 2As. Yet Clarice has realised the importance of hard work and has been rewarded for it. Kimbolton has been a fantastic school for our children and we have been delighted from Day 1. We value more than just academic results and the School has given both of them a rounded education and great opportunities."
Peter Bayes originally thought about Kimbolton school when he attended a Masterclass at the age of 10. "The last seven years have been the making of me and I've loved it. I've had a fantastic experience and am enormously proud of being a member of Kimbolton School. I'm going to sorely miss everyone but am really looking forward to reading History at King's College, London."
Jonathan Belbin, the Headmaster said, “Our curriculum focuses on the so-called ‘hard’ subjects that are attractive to top universities, but we also measure success in many less quantifiable ways. Our students have developed countless skills and undertaken experiences here at school that will equip them for life both inside and outside the university lecture theatre.”
Updated 1 September 2016