A Level Success for TBSHS Students

Rob Stark, Head of Sixth Form - “I’m delighted for our sixth formers."

Date published: Thu 13 Aug 2020   Author: HLH/DRR   Category: Publicity   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email


Despite the added uncertainty caused by the process for allocating A-Level grades this year, there was much joy at The Bishop’s Stortford High School today as students collected their results, with lots of individuals gaining all A* and A grades.

Dale Reeve, Headteacher, said: “It’s great to see that our students have been rightly rewarded for the hard work they put in to their studies across the nineteen months leading up to the enforced closure. Whilst we also pride ourselves on being an inclusive, community-focussed sixth form that really develops all aspects of each student’s character, it is reassuring to know that we continue to deliver fantastic academic outcomes. So many of our students have gained the top grades and are now heading off to really challenging courses at the most prestigious universities or taking up apprenticeships with world-leading employers.

Although they’ve faced huge uncertainty over the last five months, their efforts prior to that have paid off. We knew they were well-placed to achieve strong results, thanks in no small part to the great support provided by our staff. It was a real shame to have to say goodbye to the students in such a hurry in March, but brilliant to see achieving such excellent results. My congratulations go to all our leavers – long may they retain the Black & Gold spirit.”

The London Road school had a long list of high-achieving students, the top performers included:

Boyd Dunster 4A* - Marine Biology at St Andrews

James Gor 4A* - Mathematics at Warwick

Archie Manley 4A*- Physics at Imperial College

Fraser Peart 3A*- Economics at Nottingham

Sam Philp 3A*- History at Durham

Josh Schlanker 3A* - Medicine at UCL

Katy Thomas 3A* - Chemistry and Maths at Leeds

George Crimes 2A* & 1A – Modern & Medieval Lang. at Churchill College, Cambridge

Christian Stimpson 2A* & 1A – Aeronautical Engineering at Southampton

Elena Cotton 1A* & 3A – Business Management with Marketing at Leeds

Robbie Johnson 1A* & 2A – Molecular Genetics at Kings College London

Yedhu Karthikeyan 1A* & 2A – Biomedical Sciences at UCL

Tom Horton 1A* & 2A – Geography at Fitzwilliam, Cambridge

George Harris 1A* & 2A – History at Nottingham

Josh Walker 1A* & 2A – Chemistry at York

Harry Gaughan 1A* & 2A – Mathematics at Warwick

Robbie Power 1A* & 2A – Engineering Mathematics at Bristol

Louis Abbott 1A* & 2A – Psychology at York

Rob Stark, Head of Sixth Form, added “I’m delighted for our sixth formers. They were deprived of the opportunity to really show what they are capable of, so it is wonderful to see them being so well rewarded for their efforts across the two years of their courses. Whilst students across the country have had a really difficult situation to deal with, we have always looked to build confidence and resilience in our students to help them cope with challenge. So many of them are now taking up places at top universities and have very bright futures ahead of them. As ever, we’re extremely proud of the commitment they have shown and the contributions they’ve made to the school. We’ll look forward to celebrating properly with them at our Awards Evening in December.”

Photo Left to Right: Isabelle Gooding (A*, A, B – Veterinary Science at Liverpool), George Harris, Josh Schlanker, Tom Horton, Fraser Peart, George Crimes, James Gor and Katy Thomas.