15 August 2019
George Abbot School students and staff are celebrating an excellent set of A Level results. We are delighted with the successes of our students, with strong performances across subjects. Students arrived to receive their results from 8am this morning, their jubilation captured by parents, press and staff. Hard work, thorough preparation and high aspiration has enabled George Abbot students to realise their potential.
George Abbot students gained a total of 75 A* grades with more than 1 in 3 grades awarded being an A* or A. 84% of results were awarded at A*-C grades. 18 of our students achieved 2 or more A* grades at A Level.
Students to particularly mention include Alex Damant and Maya Alazzawi who gained 4 A* grades; 4 students including Archie Carpenter, Nathan Jones and Isabel Pyle all achieved straight A* grades in their 3 A Level subjects; 3 students: Hannah Egerton, James Crilly and Druv Patel who all achieved 3 A* grades and 1 A grade in their 4 A Levels.
Also deserving of a special mention are students who all achieved 2 A* grades alongside A grades for their other subjects. These include Mustafa Al-Zwaylif, Rachel Dickson, Zewei Jin, Harrison Matsis, George Mears and Kristen Mears. Students have enjoyed similar success in vocational based BTEC subjects with over a third of all students taking a BTEC achieving a Distinction* or Distinction grade. Special recognition goes to Max Kemp who achieved a Distinction in Sport, a Distinction* in IT and a C grade at A level Psychology.
We are very pleased that George Abbot continues its long tradition of supporting students gaining places in some of the top ranked universities in the country with 7 students having achieved the grades required for them to meet their offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge and a further two students securing places to read Medicine.
A number of departments in the school have achieved incredible success, but in particular our Maths Department have led the way in supporting students to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence. Over 60% of students in a cohort of nearly 100 gained either an A* or A grade.
Despite the turbulence of changes to the A Level exam system, George Abbot has seen continued excellence in our outcomes through ensuring that our students receive the best possible teaching and study in a Sixth Form with a strong work ethic and positive ethos.
Tom Robinson, Director of Sixth Form said: “It has been a privilege to work with such a superb year group. I am delighted that their commitment and sheer hard work has enabled their success today. We pride ourselves on the development of the whole student and our Year 13 leavers will go on to their university, apprenticeship or place of work as confident, resilient and very capable young people.”
Kate Carriett, Headteacher said: “These results will ensure that the school maintains its position as one of the top non-selective state schools in Surrey and indeed, across the country. Well done to every one of our Year 13 students. We are incredibly proud of you and look forward to welcoming you back to our Graduation Ceremony in September.”
Schools Minister Lord Agnew said: “Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at George Abbot School, and the wider team at GEP Academies, on such an impressive set of results. A level results day marks the moment so many young people will make choices that can shape the rest of their lives, so whatever path they choose, every pupil at George Abbot should do so full of confidence.”