Bedales A Level Success

Bedales students have achieved strong A Level results for 2014 with 48% of all grades at A*-A and a record 75% of all grades at A*-B. They have secured places at universities including Cambridge, Edinburgh, Exeter, Bristol, Durham, Nottingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Southampton, Glasgow, Coventry, Sussex, Warwick, SOAS, King’s College, Kingston, Goldsmiths, Royal Holloway and The Courtauld Institute of Art, and art colleges such as the University of the Arts London, Falmouth University, City College Brighton, Manchester Metropolitan and Ravensbourne, as well as international institutions including New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Fanshawe College in Ontario and The University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Four Bedales students have secured places at the University of Cambridge on courses in the social sciences, humanities and Music; three have done so through this summer’s grades and one former student received an offer based on his A Level results from 2013.  Three of the students were taught at Bedales Prep, Dunhurst, before progressing to Bedales Senior School and Sixth Form.

Deputy Head Boy, Vincent Hasselbach from Berlin, Germany will read Human, Social and Political Sciences at St John’s College after achieving two A*s in German and History, and two As in French and Religious Studies. Robin Allez from Petersfield will study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Corpus Christi College after achieving an A* in Latin, and two As in Classical Greek and History. Daniel Rasbash from Seyne-les-Alpes, France will read Spanish and Arabic at Emmanuel College after achieving an A* in French, two As in Biology and Spanish, and a B in Drama & Theatre Studies. Former student Toby Matimong  from Southsea will read Music at Homerton College after achieving a D2 (equivalent to A*) in Music Pre-U last summer. He has spent the year developing his Music skills as a teaching assistant.

Head Boy, Rufus Rock from East Meon achieved three A*s in Art, History and Mathematics, and an A in English Literature. Head Girl, Celeste MacIlwaine from Petersfield achieved three As in Classical Greek, Latin and History, and will read Classics at The University of Edinburgh.

Jasmine Hughes, previously of The Petersfield School, achieved four As in Drama & Theatre Studies, English Literature, Dance and Psychology, and will study Law at the University of Exeter.

Twins Amy and Josie Blakelock from Petersfield both achieved two A*s and an A. Amy achieved two A*s in Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature, and an A in Religious Studies and will study Drama at the University of Exeter, while Josie achieved two A*s in English Literature and Religious Studies, and an A in Art and will read Popular Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Twins Freya and Georgie Deane from Rowlands Castle achieved a combined total of 5 As and a B. Deputy Head Girl Freya achieved two As in Drama & Theatre Studies and Psychology, and a B in Biology and will study Nursing at The University of Liverpool. Georgie achieved three As in Economics, History and Spanish, and will read Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Bristol.

Bedales students who will continue their studies abroad include Sadie McShane from London and Charlie Evans-Flagg from Hampstead who will take up places at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Sadie will study Drama after achieving two As in Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature, and a B in Psychology, while Charlie will read film after achieving an A in History and two Bs in Classical Civilisation and Drama & Theatre Studies. Camilla Norris from Massachusetts, USA achieved an A* in Biology and two As in Psychology and Spanish and will read Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

An unprecedented number of Bedales students have been accepted at British art schools. Many schools find that a select few of their art students choose to apply to leading art and design colleges and universities but this year Bedales has had 27 accepted.

Commenting on the results, Keith Budge, Headmaster of Bedales Schools, said:

“We are delighted to have had a record 75% of all grades awarded at A*-B this year. Congratulations to our students whose A Level results are an apt recognition of their hard work. Bedales students progress to an impressive range of universities and art colleges in the UK and overseas and I’m sure that this year’s leavers will go on to make a significant contribution in a broad range of fields across the arts, sciences and business.”

Other Bedales student successes include:

  • Joshua Grubb from Petersfield achieved an A* in Biology, a D2 in Music Pre-U and two As in Chemistry and Physics; to spend a year in industry working at Procter and Gamble in Newcastle.
  • Olivia Brett from Petersfield achieved an A* in Religious Studies, a D2 in Music Pre-U and an A in French.
  • Ellie Lester from Petersfield achieved an A* in Biology, two As in Chemistry and Mathematics, and an M1 in Music Pre-U; to study Chemistry with Industrial Experience at the University of Bristol.
  • Sofia Tavener from Dorset achieved an A* in Religious Studies, two As in Classical Greek and Latin, and a D3 in Music Pre-U.
  • Adam Osborne from Petersfield achieved an A* in Biology and two As in Chemistry and Mathematics; to study Medicine at the University of Exeter.
  • Mima Viner from Sidlesham achieved an A* in Religious Studies and two As in Art and Design; to study Philosophy at The University of Warwick.
  • Connor Ladion from Nacka, Sweden achieved an A* in French and two As in English Literature and Religious Studies; to study English and Philosophy at the University of Bristol.
  • Molly Nicolson from Robertsbridge achieved an A* in Religious Studies and two As in English Literature and Mathematics; to study English at the University of Bristol.
  • Callum Anderson from London achieved a D1 in Music Pre-U (only awarded to exceptionally able musicians), an A in Government & Politics and a B in History; to study Music at the University of Bristol.
  • Immy Welch from Steep achieved an A* in French, a D3 in Music Pre-U and a B in History.
  • Edward Oliver from Ipswich achieved an A* in Drama & Theatre Studies, an A in Religious Studies and a B in History; to study Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art.
  • Vincent Zulawski from France achieved an A* in Religious Studies, an A in Drama & Theatre Studies and a B in History; to study Acting & Global Theatre at Regent’s University London.
  • Freya Walker from Cocking achieved an A* in Design and two Bs in Art and Classical Civilisation; to study Art Foundation at Ravensbourne, London.
  • Emilie Coste from London achieved an A* in French and two Bs in Art and Spanish.
  • Marisia Fein-Brown from Newton Abbot achieved an A* in Religious Studies and two Bs in Biology and English Literature; to study Philosophy at King’s College London.
  • Sofia Gaetani Morris from Lampeter, Ceredigion achieved an A* in History and two Bs in English Literature and French; to study Social Anthropology at SOAS, University of London.
  • Lizzie Reynolds from Petersfield achieved three As in French, Psychology and Spanish; to study French and Spanish at the University of Bristol.
  • Elliot Robson from Camelsdale achieved two As in Physics and Mathematics, and two Bs in Chemistry and Further Mathematics.
  • Poppy Andruskevicius from Selborne achieved two As in Art and Psychology, and a B in English Literature; to study Art Foundation at Falmouth University.
  • Claudia Anholt from Scratby, Norfolk achieved two As in Biology and History, and a B in Chemistry.
  • Edward Boyd-Wallis from Rogate achieved two As in Physics and Mathematics, and a B in Design; to study Physics at the University of Bristol.
  • Angus Carey-Douglas from London achieved two As in Classical Greek and Latin, and a B in Chemistry; to study Classics at The University of Edinburgh.
  • Sisi Johnson from South Harting achieved two As in Art and French, and a B in Design; to study Art Foundation at Falmouth University.
  • Tilly Little from Hawkley achieved two As in Art and Design, and B in Psychology; to study Art Foundation at City College Brighton.
  • Dan Rogers from Hindhead achieved two As in Economics and Mathematics, and a B in Biology; to study Economics and Finance at the University of Exeter.
  • Luke Liu from Guangdong, China achieved an A in Mathematics, an M1 in Music Pre-U and a B in English Literature; to study Music at the University of Bristol in September 2015.
  • Edie Ashley from London achieved an A in Design, and two Bs in Art and Drama & Theatre Studies; to study Fashion at Kingston University.
  • Zoe Kremer from London achieved an A in Geography and two Bs in Biology and Drama & Theatre Studies; to study Law at the University of Sussex.
  • Freddie O’Donald from Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire achieved an A in Biology and two Bs in Geography and Mathematics; to study Physiotherapy at Oxford Brookes University.
  • Will Vetch from Steep achieved an A in Art, and two Bs in History and Mathematics; to study Art Foundation at City College Brighton.
  • Minnie Hill-Reid from Hambledon achieved an A in French and two Bs in Art and Design; to study Art Foundation at City College Brighton.
  • Ori Lazar from Monkwood, Nr Ropley achieved an A in Mathematics and two Bs in Further Mathematics and Physics.
  • Freddie Willatt from Lewes achieved an A in History, a B in English Literature and an M2 in Music Pre-U; to study Film, Television and Digital Production at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The full A Level statistics were as follows:

  • A* passes: 13%
  • A* – A passes: 48%
  • A* – B passes: 75%
  • A* – E passes: 99%

Cambridge Pre-U D1and D2 grades are equivalent to an A*; a D3 is equivalent to an A; M1 is equivalent to an A grade and M2/M3 merit grades are equivalent to B grade. (http://www.cie.org.uk/qualifications/academic/uppersec/preu/)

Please note that this data is provisional and subject to re-marks.

Bedales A Level Success

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