Bede's A Level Exam Results 2020
Leavers at Bede’s School in Upper Dicker had much cause to celebrate. Results published today show Bede’s pupils have achieved 82% A*- B grades and 54% A* - A grades.
There were many individual successes including Francesca Plaskett from Heathfield who gained 3 A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Biology and an A in Chemistry and will go on to read Experimental Psychology at Oxford University where she will join Jan Apolin who will also be beginning his degree in Physics. Eliane Boyer who, having completed her entire A level programme in one year, gained straight A*s in Maths, Further Maths, French and Latin and will read Maths at St Andrews.
Our Heads of School also earned some outstanding results; Freddie Tuson earned 4 A*s in English, Maths, Theatre Studies and Mandarin and will spend a year working as a learning mentor whilst applying to universities and drama schools and Kristen Chan who gained A*s in Maths and Physics and As in Chemistry and Further Maths and will take up an offer to read Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, London.
Congratulations also to Ben Izett who earned 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and will go on to study Physics at Edinburgh and Kaylan Coetser from Forest Row who gained A*s in Maths and Biology and As in Chemistry and Geography and will study Medicine at Edinburgh and Katy-Anne Burr who gained 2 As and 1 B and will study Medicine at King’s College, London.
Amongst those students who will be heading to the US to study are Marie Boyer who gained A*, A, A, B and has chosen Columbia University, New York and Tom Collins who has gained A*, A, B and has a place on a full football scholarship at Dartmouth University.
It has become something of a cliche to suggest that this has been an academic year like no other - but it really has been an academic year like no other! These unusual circumstances however, in no way diminish the fantastic achievements of this talented group of pupils and I feel sure that the fortitude and forbearance which they have developed during this time will provide them with lessons that they will carry with them for life.
John Tuson, Deputy Head
I am incredibly proud of our pupils who have achieved some outstanding results despite the obvious challenges which they have been confronted with over the course of the past five months. This cohort has also contributed across all areas of school life and for this we thank them. We are also particularly excited to see our leavers departing, not only to some of the top universities in the UK, but also to prestigious universities in the US and elsewhere and we wish them all well.
Peter Goodyer, Headmaster
Bede's GCSE Exam Results 2020
Bede’s pupils have achieved another excellent set of GCSE results with 82% of grades at 9 – 5 level, the equivalent of A* - B and 23% at 9 – 8, equivalent to an A*. Nearly a quarter of pupils got at least 5 A grades (9 – 7). 52 pupils out of 141 got at least one grade 9 and 118 pupils got at least one grade 7 (A grade).
It was another strong year for the Science department with well over half of all grades in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at 9 – 7 (equivalent to A* - A) and a strong year for Art and Photography with 94% and 90% of awarded grades at the top level.
Amongst the top performing pupils were Anita Roberts who was awarded 10 of the very highest 9 grades and one 8 grade, Esther Tuson who gained 8 of the top grade 9 and Amelia Entwisle and Sam Northway who both achieved 6 grade 9s amongst their set of grades. Rosa Westcott achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 9 and a further four at grade 8, while John Rodohan gained 2 grade 9s and 6 grade 8s.
In many ways I feel that these results are a more reliable indicator of pupil achievement than traditional exams. No other country is as wedded to the idea that pupil attainment at this age should be gauged by performance in just a single exam following years of study. How much better to draw on the evidence of teachers who know their pupils the best. It is brilliant to see so many pupils receive acclaim from those best placed to judge their strengths and weaknesses.
John Tuson, Deputy Head