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Posted: 16th August 2018

54% of all grades achieve A* – A at A-level

Staff, students and parents at Surbiton High School are celebrating a fantastic year of A-level results for 2018. 54% of all grades achieved were A* – A grades, with 29 students achieving 3 A*/A grades, and 89% of all grades achieved were A* – B.

Surbiton High School’s Oxbridge results are the strongest on record this year with 10 students going on to read a range of subjects including Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), History, Classics, Biology, Theology and Land Economy. Notably, three of the students (Georgina, Rose and Anna) secured their Oxbridge offers (Classics and History) whilst setting up, running and fundraising for the Sixth Form Classical Society’s Restoration Project of the Parthenon Frieze casts.

We are delighted that 84% of students have secured their place at the most competitive universities, including Oxbridge, Russell Group Universities, Times Top 10 Universities and Medical/Dental Schools. 87% of our students will be attending their 1st choice university and 40% are going on to study STEM subjects.

Of the many outstanding stories at Surbiton High School, Rose gained 4 A* in French, Latin, Greek and History. Kanako joined the School speaking limited English and has gone on to become the Principal in the Surbiton Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Ensemble and has now secured a place at Cambridge to read Land Economy, a fascinating degree combining economics, law and the environment. Anna achieved her Cambridge place to read History whilst also being a member of the National Youth Chamber Orchestra. Head Girl, Tamara who has made significant contributions to the School’s drama productions has gained excellent grades and is going on to Leeds University. Sacha, who won the ZSL Prince Philip Award and Marsh Prize in 2017 has secured a place at King’s College London. Becca has achieved 1 A* and 2 As whilst coaching U11 netball and playing for the School team.

Rebecca Glover, Principal of Surbiton High School, congratulated students, saying: “These are a tremendous set of results and the girls should be extremely proud of their achievements. The staff, students and all those involved in supporting the girls have worked very hard to ensure the best possible outcomes.”

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Results in Detail

  • 43 students achieved at least one A*
  • 17 students achieved with at least 2 A*
  • 8 students have achieved 3 A* grades or more
  • 22% of grades were at A* compared to the national average of 8%
  • 54% of grades were at A* – A compared to the national average of 26.4%
  • 75% of Further Maths grades achieved A* – A
  • 67% of Creative Writing grades achieved A*
  • 50% of Classical Greek grades achieved A*
  • 100% of Latin grades achieved A* – A
  • 47% of Psychology grades achieved A*

Oxbridge Students

Anna: Reading History at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Freya: Reading Biological Sciences at St Catherine’s College, Oxford

Georgina: Reading Classics at King’s College, Cambridge

Julia: Reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at The Queen’s College, Oxford

Kanako: Reading Land Economy at Homerton College, Cambridge

Katie: Reading Philosophy at Keble College, Oxford

Isabel: Reading French at Pembroke College, Oxford

Rose: Reading Classics at Brasenose College, Oxford

Scarlett: Reading Theology at Downing College, Cambridge

Susie: Reading Biological Sciences at Jesus College, Oxford

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