2020 A Level Results

  • Over two thirds of grades at A*/A
  • Half of students awarded all A and A* grades  
  • 26 students secured places at Oxford and Cambridge and 9 at top international universities including Yale, Brown and Bocconi

*Please see an update to these results below

Latymer Upper School Head, David Goodhew, said: “I speak for all the staff here when I say how proud we are of the remarkable achievements of this incredible Class of 2020. There are so many stellar results here and very many have achieved all A* and A grades and have secured places at the top universities here in the UK and abroad. This year group have had a very unsettled and nerve-racking year and have dealt admirably with everything the year has thrown at them – they deserve our congratulations on these excellent results!

Amongst the impressive set of results are some truly incredible success stories: 

Ghaith joined the school on a full bursary in 2018 after fleeing the war in Syria with his family. When he started in Year 10 he barely spoke a word of English, but went on to achieve six A*s and a B at GCSE. He took Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Arabic A Levels and achieved a clean sweep of A*s. He will now take up a place to read Medicine at Brighton and Sussex Medical School.  

Isaac Harari, who reached the finals of the BBC’s Young Musician of the Year competition earlier this year, achieved all A*s in French, Music and English Literature and will now go on to study at the Royal College of Music.

School Captain, Clodagh Bottomley not only captained the 1st Netball team to the National finals for the first time in the school’s history, but then rounded off an amazing year with 3 A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and an A in English Literature AS Level, and will now go on to Trinity College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences.  

Hudson Dichtl achieved 4 A*s and has also been awarded a President’s scholarship to study Mechanical Engineering at Imperial. The president’s scholarship is the most prestigious award the College has to offer and is awarded to ‘students of any nationality who demonstrate the highest academic excellence and potential.’  

He will be joined at Imperial by classmate Tulsi Patel who also got 4A*s in Chemistry, Physics , Maths and Further Maths and will now be reading Physics. 

Twins, Rachel and Emma Keaveney, achieved top grades in all 7 of their subjects with A*s in Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths, Latin and English and a D1 in Philosophy & Theology Pre-U. Rachel will now be reading Philosophy and Theology at Oxford and Emma will be going to Durham to read Physics.  

80% of students who applied to university have secured a place at their first choice. In addition to the excellent outcomes for those holding offers at Oxford and Cambridge, large numbers of Latymerians have had their places confirmed at the UK’s top universities, including Bristol, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial College, LSE, St Andrews and UCL.

Latymerians continue to enjoy success at top international universities, with the Upper Sixth cohort enrolling at an exciting range of destinations across the globe, including Yale, Brown, Northeastern (Honors Program), UNC Chapel Hill, Georgetown, NYU, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna in the US; Bocconi University in Milan; McGill and the University of Waterloo in Canada; Erasmus University College and TU Delft in the Netherlands; and Melbourne University in Australia.

Congratulations to all of our Sixth Form students and wishing them all the very best for their future endeavours. 

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Update – 3 September 2020

After this story was published on 13 August 2020, the government took the decision to revert to using centre assessed grades (CAGs) for students’ final A Level grade, more accurately reflecting the results that students deserved. Some of our students were affected by this and our results improved from those stated above as follows:

  • 80% of grades at A*/A of which 42% are A*
  • 95% of grades at A/B
  • 84% of students got a place at their first choice University
  • 29 students will now be going on to study at Oxford and Cambridge and 16 students at leading international universities including Yale, Brown, Georgetown, NYU and Bocconi

We are delighted that the teachers’ assessments of their students have ultimately been trusted.  The year group worked very hard indeed and these excellent results reflect that.

A full breakdown of the 2020 A Level results and students’ university destinations is available to view here.

 

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