We have seen steady and significant improvement in exam performance over the past three years and this summer’s results have continued and accelerated this trend. More than half (54%) of all A Level results were graded at either A* or A while 79% of A Level results were graded A* – B. BTEC results were exceptional with 85% of results a grade A/A* equivalent.
Ed Dickie, Headmaster at the Senior School ‘Some cynics might point to national grade inflation and the impact of teacher assessed grades on results but our Year 13 students have far exceeded expectations across the board. We have a very diverse student body at Claremont yet success has come in all areas of the curriculum, from the Sciences and Humanities to creative subjects such as Photography and Drama. Claremont’s core aim is to ensure that our young people achieve and exceed their potential, regardless of academic ability, and these results have certainly delivered on that promise across a very wide range of subjects. They are a tribute to the exceptional hard work of students and staff during a very, very difficult period.’ Claremont’s BTEC programme, in subjects such as Sports Science, Business and Digital Media, was particularly successful with 98% of all results graded at the equivalent of A* to C. Physics, Geography, Spanish and Psychology also saw 100% of students achieving a B grade or better’.
Standout performers included Katie Chave, who achieved A*s in History, Psychology and Spanish, Lea-Lyne Rongier with A* in English Literature and History and Cassie Chen who achieved the same in Maths, Further Maths and Physics. Harvey Monk and Oliver Constable both achieved the equivalent of 2 A* and 2 A grades in Sport Science, Maths and Economics and Emily Manning achieved the equivalent of 3 A* and an A grade in Sports Science, Geography and Psychology respectively.
Most pleasingly over 89% of our students are going to their University of choice this year. The outcomes for students at Claremont are outstanding and reflect a school that continues to grow and develop at a rapid pace.