Bede's celebrated another fantastic year of results at A Level and BTEC.
This year’s Upper Sixth achieved 70% A*- B grades with half of all grades at A*- A, and one in five gaining a clean sweep of the top grades. In contrast to the national landscape, which saw a notable decline in the number of students awarded the top grades, the numbers of Bede’s pupils earning these grades increased significantly.
Some of the top achievers include Tom Poole from Pevensey who gained 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and Jan Apolin, who equalled this success, having recently returned from a trip to NASA where he competed as part of the UK team in the finals of the International Space Design Competition. Sam Leonard also achieved top grades in STEM subjects and Owen Maitland-Shadwell earned straight A*s in Philosophy, English and History.
Other special mentions must go to sports scholar, Alastair Orr who gained the equivalent of 3 A*s having captained the Bede’s 1st XI cricket team and competed for Sussex CC 2nd XI. Jo Jo Bach also gained top grades whilst competing at national level in tennis and securing a full scholarship at the University of Delaware. She will be joined stateside by outgoing Deputy Head Girl, Leilanni Nesbeth who will take up a football scholarship at Florida State University having earned the equivalent of A*s and As.
Straight A*- A grades were achieved by a substantial number of local pupils including Frederika Clemo from Forest Row, Megan Driver from Hailsham, Evie Taylor from Polegate and Kate Perry and Jacob Liebenberg from Eastbourne.
I am delighted with this year’s results which are a very fitting reward for the considerable endeavours of our pupils and teachers. Given the significant commitment that Bede’s pupils make outside the classroom in sport, the performing arts and service, these results are particularly impressive.
Peter Goodyer, Headmaster