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‘Qualifications and qualities’ exemplified as Bishop’s Stortford College pupils receive A-level results

A-level success means 97% of students at Bishop’s Stortford College are heading to the university of their choice this autumn.

In all, 111 sixth-formers at the Maze Green Road private school took the exams and 79% achieved grades at A*, A or B grades.

More than half of those studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, languages and classic civilisation achieved A or A*.

A-level stars at Bishop's Stortford College
A-level stars at Bishop's Stortford College

The youngsters are now heading to degree destinations including Exeter, Reading, Loughborough, Durham, Bath, Birmingham and Warwick. All students who applied to study medicine secured a place at their first-choice university.

One was awarded the Douglas Knock Memorial Fund Award, a prize awarded to selected Stortfordians who leave the college to pursue a degree and training in medicine or a closely-related field. Award recipients get a £4,000-a-year bursary for three years to support their studies.

College head Kathy Crewe-Read said: “We know that academic qualifications are the gateway into many of the universities and careers our students will wish to enter. As such, they are a prime focus for us at the college.

“The dedication and resilience shown by our upper sixth students this year has been fantastic. We have seen exceptionally strong results across STEM subjects, classics and languages, which have seen high percentages of students achieve A grades or above.”

She added: “We are aware that qualifications alone will not suffice for a life fully lived. Qualities, human qualities of decency and kindness, are also a large part of the ticket to success in all fields. These values are formed at home and strengthened throughout the time at school with us.

“Together, qualifications and qualities are what an education for today and tomorrow must deliver and we are proud that our upper sixth students are leaving us as a shining example of this.”

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