Bedstone College students celebrated their A level results on Thursday, August 16, as one in five of all grades awarded were at A* or and some 60 per cent were at least at grade C. University entry was equally impressive.

Two students secured the grades to enter the University of Oxford. Emily Kindermann, (A*AAB), will read French and German at Wadham College, and Alan Guo, (A*A*A*A), will read Physics at University College.

Sixty-seven per cent of applicants achieved a place at their first choice university and, of all those who applied, more than 30% will be attending one of the Russell Group of Universities.

Headmaster, David Gajadharsingh said: “This year has been a particularly good one at the ‘top end’ with a pleasing number of grades being awarded at either A* or A.

“What I am most pleased about, however, is that we continue to do an excellent job in preparing our students for the next stages in their lives by helping them to secure places at some of the UKs top universities.

“We have always had an excellent reputation for supporting all students, whatever their abilities. However, that such a small and proudly non-selective school to have two Oxford successes and a third of all applicants securing places at Russell Group Universities, simply underscores the fact that the teaching at Bedstone College can provide the extra ‘stretch’ that is required to push the very brightest to fulfil their potential.

“I would like to congratulate all our leavers on their successes and wish them all the very best for their exciting futures ahead.”