High Wycombe Grammar Schools celebrate A Level results

RGS pupil gets third best results in maths A Level in the country

Alper Bakici brought champagne to celebrate at John Hampden

Stephen Delgado, Patrick Nicholson, Jack Turner and Alex Eaton at John Hampden

Alice Henshaw and Ellen Southall-Garrad at Wycombe High School

Imogen Eddings and Harriet Walters at Wycombe High School

Back row: Kiran Dhillon, James Pavelin, James Porter, Tom Commins. Front row: Ben Devoy, Huaxiang Huang and Arthur Dunlop

Kiran Dhillon

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GRAMMAR schools in High Wycombe are celebrating this morning after another set of excellent A Level results, with one pupil getting the third best score in maths in the country.

Nationally A Level grades have edged down, but many students in High Wycombe were left very happy.

At the Royal Grammar School Kiran Dhillon got the third best results in maths with 1,752 out of 1,800, which was an A*.

He also got two other A* grades in further maths and additional further maths, an A in chemistry and a distinction 1 in physics.

He said: "I am really pleased- pretty astounded. I have got a place at Cambridge to do mathematics."

At RGS more than 79 per cent got A*, A and B grades.  The average success rate per candidate was more than three grade As and the pass rate was 99.9 per cent. 

Ben Devoy got five A* grades in maths, further maths, biology, chemistry and physics, and is going to study medicine at Cambridge.

Huaxiang Huang got three A* grades in maths, further maths and chemistry, an A in economics and a distinction 1 in physics.

He also got an A in AS Level additional further maths.

He said: "I am really excited. I can't really believe it. I am going to study economics at Cambridge. It is a great opportunity."

James Pavelin got five A* grades in maths, further maths, additional further maths, physics and chemistry and is off to study engineering at Cambridge.

Arthur Dunlop is also going to study engineering at Cambridge after getting three A* grades in maths, further maths and chemistry, a B in French and a distinction 1 in physics.

He said: "I am really pleased. I don't know if it has sunk in yet. There are a few of us going to Cambridge to study engineering. You don't expect to know anyone when you go to uni."

James Porter was pleased with his results of four A* grades in maths, further maths, chemistry and biology and an A in physics, and is going to study biomedical science at Oxford.

Tom Commins got three A* grades in maths, further maths and chemistry, an A in additional further maths and a distinction 1 in physics.

He is going to study engineering at Oxford and was going to celebrate with his girlfriend who got her results the same day and is going to study medicine at UCL.

Headmaster Roy Page said: "It is a fabulous set of results, which is down to the hard work of the boys and the staff and the support of their parents."

There were a lot of smiles at John Hampden Grammar School, as eager students picked up their results at 9.30am.

Assistant headteacher Andy Wright, said: "We are all really pleased. The boys have done extremely well.

"We had 75 per cent A* to B and over 40 per cent A*/A.

"With the background of the national picture of the reduction in grades, that hasn't been replicated here. Obviously the boys have worked very hard, as have the staff."

Cameron Clarke got an A* in biology and two As in chemistry and English. He is taking a gap year and going to do work experience in the city.

He will then apply to do politics and economics at Edinburgh next year.

Patrick Nicholson got three A* grades in geography, maths and further maths, and an A in physics.

He is going to study mechanical engineering at Bath.

Stephen Delgado got two A* grades in maths and further maths and two A grades in physics and chemistry, and is going to study theoretical physics at Birmingham.

Alex Eaton got an A* in politics, an A in history and a B in German.

He said: "I am very pleased. I didn't expect an A* at all. I am going to study war studies and history at King's College London."

Jack Turner got an A* in computing, and two A grades in history and politics and is going to study computer science at Birmingham.

Alper Bakici brought a bottle of champagne along to celebrate as he already knew he had got into uni.

He got an A* in maths and two A grades in physics and further maths. He is going to study mechanical engineering with business finance at UCL.

And at Wycombe High School 76 per cent of grades were A* to B and 44 per cent were at A*/A. There was a 100 per cent pass rate.

Headteacher Sharon Cromie said: "In the current climate with much reported expectations of variable results, I am delighted that Wycombe High School's A Level results remain so strong.

"Every student has worked extremely hard and given her very best. I am extremely proud of them and grateful to the committed staff who have supported them with their endeavours."

Grace Stearn got four A grades in geography, politics, English and economics.

She said: "I can't believe it. It feels really surreal. I had to get it for the law degree I want to study."

She is going to study law at Bristol, which is her second place, but was going to call King's College London as her first choice to see if she could still get in.

Harriet Walters got an A* in sociology and two As in geography and business studies. She was going to study sociology at Birmingham, but decided against it and is going to take a biology A Level next year so she can study marine conservation.

Imogen Eddings got two As in French and history and a B in Spanish, and going to Bristol to study French with Russian.

Alice Henshaw got three A* grades in computing, maths and further maths and an A in AS Level additional maths.

She is going to Oxford to study maths and computer science.

Ellen Southall- Garrad got two A* grades in maths and further maths and two As in economics and French.

She is going to Oxford to study economics and management. She said: "I'm so excited. It is what I have always wanted to do."

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4:44pm Thu 14 Aug 14

SJ_CFC says...

Heartiest congratulations to all successful pupils.

All the best for your future studies!
Heartiest congratulations to all successful pupils. All the best for your future studies! SJ_CFC
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6:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

1wycombe says...

Degree don't mean nothing in these days.
Degree don't mean nothing in these days. 1wycombe
  • Score: -8

10:24am Sat 16 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Pity they're not at a comprehenisve school.

There would be lots more then.

Are any of them local boys?
Pity they're not at a comprehenisve school. There would be lots more then. Are any of them local boys? Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: -2

7:02am Sun 17 Aug 14

demoness the second says...

Good for them!
Isn't it a shame that people have to bring their own personal politics into such good news.
It is not their fault they are at a grammar school - at 11 they probably would not have really known the implications of being at such a school.
Good luck to them for the future!
Good for them! Isn't it a shame that people have to bring their own personal politics into such good news. It is not their fault they are at a grammar school - at 11 they probably would not have really known the implications of being at such a school. Good luck to them for the future! demoness the second
  • Score: 1

9:20pm Wed 20 Aug 14

sailer123 says...

1wycombe wrote:
Degree don't mean nothing in these days.
Ok, sure, try getting a job with no A levels and therefore no degree, you moron.
[quote][p][bold]1wycombe[/bold] wrote: Degree don't mean nothing in these days.[/p][/quote]Ok, sure, try getting a job with no A levels and therefore no degree, you moron. sailer123
  • Score: 0

9:22pm Wed 20 Aug 14

sailer123 says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
Pity they're not at a comprehenisve school.

There would be lots more then.

Are any of them local boys?
Yes they are all local boys as it happens. I go to school with them. How about you butt out and rather than being a dick about it you feel happy and lucky that you live in an area with the best choice in the country for education.
[quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: Pity they're not at a comprehenisve school. There would be lots more then. Are any of them local boys?[/p][/quote]Yes they are all local boys as it happens. I go to school with them. How about you butt out and rather than being a dick about it you feel happy and lucky that you live in an area with the best choice in the country for education. sailer123
  • Score: 1

7:43pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

demoness the second wrote:
Good for them! Isn't it a shame that people have to bring their own personal politics into such good news. It is not their fault they are at a grammar school - at 11 they probably would not have really known the implications of being at such a school. Good luck to them for the future!
It wasn't a political comment - this reminds me Colin Baker and his belief that grammar schools 'work' whatever you may 'think ideologically'.

Opposition to grammar schools is based on opposition to falsely calling children failures at elen and ten years old - not politics - that is why Conservative education authorities have often introduced comprehensivisation.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: Good for them! Isn't it a shame that people have to bring their own personal politics into such good news. It is not their fault they are at a grammar school - at 11 they probably would not have really known the implications of being at such a school. Good luck to them for the future![/p][/quote]It wasn't a political comment - this reminds me Colin Baker and his belief that grammar schools 'work' whatever you may 'think ideologically'. Opposition to grammar schools is based on opposition to falsely calling children failures at elen and ten years old - not politics - that is why Conservative education authorities have often introduced comprehensivisation. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 1

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