A Level Results 2017
It has been another record-breaking year for sixth formers at the Rochester Math School. The 169 Year 13 students who collected their results enjoyed considerable success.
13.3% of all grades awarded were at A*, up 2% from last year, while over 65% of all grades secured by these senior students were at A*-B level, also up from last year.
35 students, 20% of the year group, gained 3 or 4 A*/A grades, up from 18% last year. 8 youngsters secured 3 or 4 A* grades alone.
The average points per entry, a measure of the average grade per qualification, is 40.1, a B+, which is the highest ever achieved by students at the school and up from 38.23 last year. This is especially significant because 9 subjects were of the new, reformed linear-type.
Remarkably, 71 students (42% of the year group) avoided any grade lower than a B, 10 more than last year.
A key benchmark is the proportion of students gaining at least AAB in two facilitating subjects, which this year is 44 students, 24% of Year 13.
The Russell Group and Oxbridge university hopefuls from the school had particular cause for celebration.
The top performing students are Daniel Lenton (Lancaster, Theoretical Physics with Mathematics), Toby Shepherd (Warwick, Mathematics and Physics) and Sam White (Durham, Natural Sciences), who all gained 4 A* grades. They are followed by Ryan Barnes (Oxford, History and Economics), who secured 3A* and 1 A grade, and Charles Bush (Warwick, Mathematics) who gained 3 A* grades. Joshua Cleary (Oxford, PPE) and Yana Koroleva (Oxford, Experimental Psychology) both gained 2 A* and 2 A grades. Jacob McGuire (Warwick, Computer Science) gained 3 A* grades, while Yacoub Ahmed (UCL, Computer Science) secured 2 A*, 1 A and 1 B grade. Matthew Jerome (Bristol, Aerospace Engineering) and Atharva Joshi (Warwick, Computer Science) both gained 1 A* and 3 A grades. Eleanor Davey (Warwick, Computer Science), Gordon Newton (St Andrews, History) and James Wood (Kent, Mathematics) all gained 3 A grades.
Molly Abbot (Oxford, Medicine), Silas Hope (Cambridge, Human, Social & Political Sciences) and Rajan Lal (Cambridge, Music)all gained 2 A* and 1 A grade. Maddison Mann (Oxford, Law) gained 3 A grades.
The AS results obtained by Year 12 students are also the best ever recorded.
Headteacher Eliot Hodges said ‘These results are superb and show what can be achieved by dedicated students and expert teachers working together, and they are all the more pleasing given the new tougher A level examinations’.
CEO of The Wiliamson Trust, Gary Vyse, said ‘I am thrilled for all the students of The Math. These results are a fantastic return for all the investment of hard work and effort the youngsters and their teachers have put in over two years. They are, once again, an improvement on the performance last year’.
Chair of Governors Steve Brightman said ‘The students of the Math have produced a set of results unequalled in recent years’.