A-Level and IB results equivalent of three A grade averages for Felstedians

PUBLISHED: 14:43 20 August 2009 | UPDATED: 07:20 30 May 2010

Headmaster Dr Michael Walker congratulates Tim Pitcher on his A-Level results success Picture: SUBMITTED

Headmaster Dr Michael Walker congratulates Tim Pitcher on his A-Level results success Picture: SUBMITTED

FELSTED students enjoyed significant exam success this week with 35.2 per cent A grades at A-Level – up on the previous year. Impressively, when combined with the Independent Co-educational Boarding and Day School s very good International Baccalaureate

FELSTED students enjoyed significant exam success this week with 35.2 per cent A grades at A-Level - up on the previous year.

Impressively, when combined with the Independent Co-educational Boarding and Day School's very good International Baccalaureate (IB) results, this is the equivalent of 67.6 per cent A and B grades.

Students averaged 362.14 UCAS points each which is an equivalent of three grade As per pupil.

Ten students gained three A grades or more:

Oliver Coulson from Bulmer Tye, Suffolk

David Humphries from Takely

Kirstie Hunter from Great Bardfield

Kent Li (four A Grades) from Hong Kong

Alexander Mackenzie-Grieve from Coggeshall, Essex

Victoria Malyon from Felsted

Ian Phillips from Little Dunmow

Jonathan Thomson from Kelvedon, Essex

Megan Yeatts from Oxen End

Jack Yoon from South Korea

One-hundred per cent passes were achieved in Art, Chinese, Latin, Further Maths, Music Technology, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish, Spanish Studies, Theatre Studies and Russian.

Headmaster Dr Mike Walker said: "I am delighted at the achievements of our students, both at A Level and IB; they thoroughly deserve such success. This is a tribute to their hard work and enthusiasm and the dedication of our staff.

"These students have also shown excellent qualities of leadership and genuine service to the community during their time here.

"The school creates superb 'added value' for students through an exciting range of activities and challenges, which means they really are confident young citizens of the future.

"I know that this year-group will go on to do equally well in the next phase of their education because of the grounding they receive here, and will also make a strong contribution to leading and serving any community in which they live. They are well-rounded, confident, multi-talented young people with strong values. We are very proud of them."

Kent Li from Hong Kong gained four A grades in Economics, Further Maths, Maths and Spanish. He joined Felsted in Year 10 with basic English, taught himself Spanish and gained an A* grade within two years.

He has been accepted to read Spanish with Linguistics at Oxford.

Not only a gifted linguist, Kent is also a talented musician, recently receiving a standing ovation after playing a piano solo 'Rhapsody in Blue' by Gershwin'.

David Humphries, from Takeley was also delighted to secure his offer to read Theology at Queens' College, Cambridge by gaining three A grades in English, Maths and Religious Studies and a B grade in French.

Head girl, Victoria Malyon from Felsted, gained three A grades in French, Psychology and Spanish. She said: "I am over the moon. I have what I need to study French and Spanish at Exeter." Victoria hopes to use her linguistic skills to travel the world as translator.

Oliver Coulson, who is going to work for Sir Alan Haselhurst in his MPs office next year, gained three A Grades in English, History and History of Art, securing his first choice to read Philosophy at Exeter.

Tim Pitcher, from the Isle of Wight was delighted to get the results he needs to read Economics and Politics at Exeter. He gained AAB grades in Economics, Geography and Physics.

Tim, who gained international sailing honours as part of the GB sailing squad last year, said: "I am so relieved to get the grades I needed. I am the first member of the Pitcher family to go to University so I have some proud parents.

"I hope to continue my sailing by joining the Senior Match Racing and National Circuit over the next year."

Tim has already competed in three sailing regattas on the Isle of Wight this summer.

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