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Pupils fromInvicta Grammar School with head Julie Derrick, and right, pupils fromOakwood Park Grammar School celebrate their A level results Great results forAlevel students


DELIGHTED students have received their A level results at schools across the borough, with resultswelcomed, in spite of changes toA level courses. Carl Roberts, head teacher at The


Malling School was pleased with this year’s International Baccalaure- ate (IB) results which came out in July. The school no longer does A levels, preferring the IB career-ori- entated programme. Mr Roberts said: “We havemain-


tained our 100%pass ratewith 15% of students receiving the top grades of 6 and 7 atHigher Level. “This puts them amongst the top


students in the world.We are very proud of their success and of an- other improvement in IB results. “One of our students is hoping to


achieve a place at Oxford Univer- sity.” Aylesford School has taken the


same IB pathway as The Malling School. In the meantime, some stu- dents have been taking BTEC or OCR diplomas in vocational sub- jects – on a parwithA levels –with 98%gettingA*-B grades. WestKent College had 62Alevel


students who achieved an overall pass rate of 96%, up 3%on last year. ThosegettingA*-Cgrades were 62% At InvictaGrammarSchool, head


Julie Derrick was thrilled for stu- dents, 73%ofwhomachievedA*,A or B grades. She said the grades re- flected the dedication and hard work of students and staff and the support of parents. Of 156 students, almost 200 A*


and A grades were achieved, with 100%A* - E and 10.5%A*s. Victoria Starling goes on to study


music at Cambridge and Muskaan Ali,Mae Jones,Hannah Stanley and KatieWalker have university places to study medicine, veterinary sci- ence and dentistry. Notable achievements went to:


Bryony Jenner, Sophie Scott and- Hannah Stanley (3 A*s); Eleanor Kemp (2A*s, 2As);Honor Bolton (2 A*s, A); Daisy Hillier (2 A*s, A);


20 Malling September 2018


Eloise Collings,Matilda Collins, and KatyWanstall, fromMaidstone Grammar School for Girls, celebrate their results


Eden Reynolds (2 A*s, A); and Alanna Shand (2A*s,A). Maidstone Grammar School re-


ported “a very good set of results”, with 55%of all entries gradedA*-B, up 10%on the previous year. Forty-four students achieved two


Agrades or above, 24 at least threeA grades or better, andtopperformers Max Bauer, Jacob Gawel, Benedict King, Jamie Steel andLuke Stuart all earned at least threeA*s. Head Mark Tomkins said: “The


improvement fromlast year reflects the hard work of the students and staff, when there have been lots of changes tomanyAlevel subjects.” At Maplesden Noakes, head


RichardOwenwas extremelyproud of the results, with a 97% pass rate, including 71%A*-C, 48%A*-B and 22%A*-A. Sammi Ta (A*, A, B) will study


biomedical science at Warwick, while head girl Beth Elliott earned two As and a B and will study at QueenMary’s. Dan Whitworth achieved a BTec


Level Three double distinction in performing arts,distinction* inpub- lic services and will go to Oxford Brookes to study film and drama. Brooke Ellis (A*,A, B)will be taking


upanapprenticeship, aswillCharlie May-Loft (A,A, B). Oakwood ParkGrammar School


celebrated a “fantastic set of results with a third of the year achieving A*/A grades”, according to head KevinMoody. Bruno Robinson and AlexWain-


wright, both with three A*s and an A, are off toWadhamCollege andSt Catherine’s College, Oxford, to study maths and engineering and Oliver Sampson,with threeA*s and anA,will study history and politics atHomerton College, Cambridge. Head girl Isabelle Pym(A*,A*,A,


B) will study law and Kieran Bryan (A*, A*, A and EPQ A*) will be studying Japanese and linguistics. Ailsa Burnham(A*,A,A, B) is plan- ning to study English literature. Leading the fieldinSTEMsubjects


wereRyanEllesmere (A*,A*,B) and Ayan Bartells-Ellis (A*, A, A), who will study engineering. Maya Punter-Bradshaw achieved


twoA*s and anA* in her EPQ.Alice Seymour (3 As) will join the Acad- emy of Contemporary Music in London and GabriellaMaclean and TyNicholas have places at the Rose BrufordDrama School. StSimonStockCatholicSchool’s


vice-principal JonMalone congratu- lated students who, for most, equalled or exceeded expectations. More than one in five entries


achieved the highest A* - A grade, with three in five achieving A*-C. Three out of every five students achieved three A levels, with eight out of 10 gaining two ormore. The school’s top performerswere:


Aiden Huynh-Nguyen, with three A*s and anA.Hewill study physics at Warwick University. Lukasz Madej achieved three A*s and will study businessmanagement at Sur- reyUniversity. Ben Tugwell and Grace Wheeler


achieved straight As. Ben takes on an apprenticeship in accountancy and Grace will study veterinary medicine. Top university places were also


secured by Daniela Coates, Katie Daly, FilipRaksazewski andGeorge Underdown. Mr Malone said: “These results,


which for many students represent considerable progress from their GCSE starting points, are testimony to their self-belief and hardwork.” Maidstone Grammar School for


Girls celebrated 29%of students re- ceivingA*/Agrades and 58%A*- B, with 17 securing three or more A* andA grades. They included Char- lotte Feazey-Noble, Katie Thurkle and Grace Sayers-Mcgowan, who also earned a place at Cambridge. PhoebeWarner’s two A*s and an


A mean she can pursue a career in accountancy;DaniArney has an ap- prenticeship with IBMand Eleanor Swift and Lauren Oram will study medicine. HeadDeborah Stanley said: “Sev-


eral students have overcome per- sonal challenges and difficulties, and we are celebrating the fruit of their hardwork and perseverance.”


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