A-Level Results: Another record-breaking year! 16 August 2012
Latymer Upper School students are celebrating another record year of outstanding results at A-Level, matching last year’s all-time high and with record numbers taking four or more full A-Levels.
As last year, 94% of results were at A*, A or B grades with 73% of all papers sat by this larger than average year group (176 students) graded at A* or A. Impressively, nearly half of the entire cohort achieved a clean sweep of A*- A results. This year, a larger number of students than ever took four full A-Levels or more, and achieved a record average of over 461 UCAS points per student.
Head, Peter Winter, who steps down this year after ten years at the helm, said: “I am thrilled for our students. They have been a wonderfully talented year group and they have fully embraced the challenge of our new linear approach to examinations (taking all AS and A2 exams in the U6), whereby we have sought to avoid constantly preparing students for the next test and to offer them a broad-ranging education beyond the sometimes constraining limits of the A-Level specifications. These results demonstrate that Latymerians can do outstandingly well in their examinations without a narrow and cramping focus on them, which for too long has been a curse of English education. These results are also very encouraging in the light of the Government’s instruction to Exam Boards to be sparing with top grades to counter any accusation of grade inflation. I have no doubt that my successor, David Goodhew, will lead Latymer to even greater heights in the coming years.”