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Bishop’s Stortford High School A-level results: ‘Outstanding individual performances despite changes to grade boundaries’

Students at The Bishop’s Stortford High School were in high spirits on Thursday (August 17) as they collected their A-level and BTEC exam results.

With large numbers achieving the top A* and A grades, the vast majority are now heading off to their first-choice university destinations.

Four students – Rohan Rana, Toby Petch, Luca Chandler and Israel Adjei – have gained a place at Oxford or Cambridge University with two more off to study medicine.

Some of the A-level stars at Bishop's Stortford High School
Some of the A-level stars at Bishop's Stortford High School

Dale Reeve, head at the London Road secondary, said: “Huge congratulations to all those sixth formers who have done incredibly well and collected some breath-taking results this summer.

“Despite the much-publicised changes to the grade boundaries this year, we’ve seen so many outstanding individual performances, not just those gaining places on Oxbridge or medicine courses, but so many others with fantastic results that are now taking them to some of the very best universities around the country. My congratulations also go to those students embarking on apprenticeships or going straight into employment.

“They’ve worked so hard to gain these great results, showing excellent character and resilience along the way, and they’ve been incredibly well supported over the last two years by our superb staff, to whom I’m extremely grateful. We wish all those departing students the very best of luck and look forward to following their progress over the coming years.”

The school’s top performers included:

Rohan Rana – 4A*, who will be studying medicine at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge University;

Toby Petch – 3A*, chemical engineering at Downing College, Cambridge;

Yasin Shah – 2A*, 2A, natural sciences at University College London (UCL);

James French – 2A*, 1A, 1B, economics and geography at Leeds University;

Luca Chandler – 2A*, 1A, human, social & political sciences at Selwyn College, Cambridge;

Ethan Willis – 2A*, 1A, economics at Bath University;

Dan Meehan – 2A*, 1A, banking and finance at Leeds;

Nicholas Miller – 2A*, 1A, physics at UCL;

Jonathan Stevens – 2A*, 1A, earth and planetary sciences at Manchester University;

Ruby Westbrook – 2A*, 1B, digital media at Leeds;

Israel Adjei – 1A*, 2A, biology at Magdalen College, Oxford University;

Jessica Brown – 1A*, 2A, who will be studying psychology at Durham University.

Dozens more achieved the top grades, including Jack Willis (1A*, 2A) and Georgi Petkov (3A), who will study medicine at UCL and Birmingham respectively.

George Munro, head of sixth form, added: “It’s brilliant to see our students achieving such great results on top of gaining so much enjoyment from their time in our sixth form.

“The year group have worked hard and displayed great ambition to gain places on top courses at a range of prestigious universities and on highly competitive apprenticeship programmes.

“From the team-building trip at the start of Year 12 to their leavers’ assembly on their last day, they clearly gelled as a group and embraced the Black & Gold spirit.

“They can be so proud of these superb outcomes and also of the positive contribution they made to the school and our community. I’d like to congratulate them all and wish them every success with their future endeavours.”

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