AGS Students Celebrate Exam Success

AGS students have once again achieved outstanding results this summer with excellent A level and GCSE results.

A Levels

Our students are celebrating their wonderful A level examination results that are the culmination and reward for years of hard work and endeavour. Head Master, Stephen Lehec, is absolutely delighted for this year’s cohort of AGS leavers and very proud of the staff and students for what they have achieved.

The 189 students of Aylesbury Grammar School’s Year 13 took a total of 708 A levels between them and recorded an average of more than three A grades per student. The 99.9% pass rate equalled the school’s best ever A level results outcome.

Top performers in the examinations were Ollie Bakhshi, Chris Goodrum, Ed Mawdsley and Head Boy Luke Starr who all achieved 3 A* and 2 A grades; Haydn Levene and Barnie Matthews each gained 4 A* and an A grade; Tom Erlandsen and David Sheard gained 5 straight A* whilst Will Veness and Marcus Nielsen both gained 5 A* and an A grade.

Michael Jenkyn-Bedford gained 6 straight A* grades. Michael was amongst 66 Aylesbury Grammar School students who gained as many as 5 or 6 A levels, mostly at A* or A grade. Michael, along with other fellow AGS students, including Daniel Wilson, is off to Cambridge University where he will be reading Natural Sciences.

Ed Mawdsley will be one of those joining him at Cambridge where he will be reading Medicine having achieved outstanding results in the UK and Cambridge medical examination tests.

Other AGS students, such as Nathaniel Hunt, Ethan Knightly and Haydn Levene (French & Russian, Classics, Spanish respectively), have chosen Oxford as their university destination.

GCSEs

With all of the talk nationally being centred around GCSEs getting harder over the last two years, students of Aylesbury Grammar School’s Year 11 might have been understandably concerned over what their results would look like. This was coupled with the fact that they had all sat the new iGCSE science examinations in Physics, Chemistry and Biology which are well recognised as being a sterner test of students’ abilities and academic prowess.

They need not have worried however as top A* grades in the three sciences actually went up by 8.5% and A* grades across all subjects taken at GCSE were up by over 3% in the school. In total 31% of all grades across the nearly 2000 (actual 1946) GCSE examinations taken were A* and over 65% were at A*/A.

The average grade for each exam taken by the 186 students of Aylesbury Grammar School’s Year 11 was just under an A grade as they accumulated an average of nearly 10 A grades each. 99.5% of all students achieved the national benchmark of 5 A*-C grades including both English and Maths GCSE and in fact all students gained two English GCSEs (language and literature) and two or even three Maths GCSEs (Maths, Applied Maths and Statistics). Following last year’s debacle with English results the school are delighted that every single student passed both English GCSEs with distinction.

Head Master, Stephen Lehec, is very proud of the results produced by the students and believes that it reflects well on both them and the hard work put in by staff and students at the school over a number of years. He was delighted with the overall success rate that compares well to previous years when the talk nationally is of results going down.

Mr Lehec was particularly delighted with some individual successes such as Eddie Bains, William Smart and John Gardner who all achieved 11 straight A* grades whilst Trevor Lowe went one better with 11 A* and an additional A grade. In all over 40 students, achieved all A*/A grades in their 10, 11 or even 12 GCSEs.