Four Bedales students have secured places at the University of Cambridge on courses in the social sciences, humanities and Music; three have done so through this summer’s grades and one former student received an offer based on his A Level results from 2013. Three of the students were taught at Bedales Prep, Dunhurst, before progressing to Bedales Senior School and Sixth Form.
Deputy Head Boy, Vincent Hasselbach from Berlin, Germany will read Human, Social and Political Sciences at St John’s College after achieving two A*s in German and History, and two As in French and Religious Studies. Robin Allez from Petersfield will study Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Corpus Christi College after achieving an A* in Latin, and two As in Classical Greek and History. Daniel Rasbash from Seyne-les-Alpes, France will read Spanish and Arabic at Emmanuel College after achieving an A* in French, two As in Biology and Spanish, and a B in Drama & Theatre Studies. Former student Toby Matimong from Southsea will read Music at Homerton College after achieving a D2 (equivalent to A*) in Music Pre-U last summer. He has spent the year developing his Music skills as a teaching assistant.
Head Boy, Rufus Rock from East Meon achieved three A*s in Art, History and Mathematics, and an A in English Literature. Head Girl, Celeste MacIlwaine from Petersfield achieved three As in Classical Greek, Latin and History, and will read Classics at The University of Edinburgh.
Jasmine Hughes , previously of The Petersfield School, achieved four As in Drama & Theatre Studies, English Literature, Dance and Psychology, and will study Law at the University of Exeter.
Twins Amy and Josie Blakelock from Petersfield both achieved two A*s and an A. Amy achieved two A*s in Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature, and an A in Religious Studies and will study Drama at the University of Exeter, while Josie achieved two A*s in English Literature and Religious Studies, and an A in Art and will read Popular Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Twins Freya and Georgie Deane from Rowlands Castle achieved a combined total of 5 As and a B. Deputy Head Girl Freya achieved two As in Drama & Theatre Studies and Psychology, and a B in Biology and will study Nursing at The University of Liverpool. Georgie achieved three As in Economics, History and Spanish, and will read Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Bristol.
Bedales students who will continue their studies abroad include Sadie McShane from London and Charlie Evans-Flagg from Hampstead who will take up places at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. Sadie will study Drama after achieving two As in Drama & Theatre Studies and English Literature, and a B in Psychology, while Charlie will read film after achieving an A in History and two Bs in Classical Civilisation and Drama & Theatre Studies. Camilla Norris from Massachusetts, USA achieved an A* in Biology and two As in Psychology and Spanish and will read Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
An unprecedented number of Bedales students have been accepted at British art schools. Many schools find that a select few of their art students choose to apply to leading art and design colleges and universities but this year Bedales has had 27 accepted.
Commenting on the results, Keith Budge, Headmaster of Bedales Schools, said:
“We are delighted to have had a record 75% of all grades awarded at A*-B this year. Congratulations to our students whose A Level results are an apt recognition of their hard work. Bedales students progress to an impressive range of universities and art colleges in the UK and overseas and I’m sure that this year’s leavers will go on to make a significant contribution in a broad range of fields across the arts, sciences and business.”
The full A Level statistics were as follows:
· A* passes: 13%
· A* - A passes: 48%
· A* - B passes: 75%
· A* - E passes: 99%