Exam success for Brock students
Posted on: 13th August 2015
Maintaining an outstanding overall pass rate of 99%, Brockenhurst College is today celebrating the success of its A level students as they achieve another year of excellent results.
Half of students gained A*-B grades, with three quarters of all students achieving A*-C grades across all subjects.
100% pass rates were achieved in 43 A level subjects.
Nearly 60% of STEM subject students gained A*-B grades in Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Biology.
In addition, six students from the same class achieved the excellent grades they needed to secure their places at Oxford or Cambridge universities.
Burtie Spry, from Lyndhurst, previously attended Hounsdown School. He has gained a place at the University of Oxford to study Physics following his four A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. He said: “Learning with like-minded students and being so well-supported by the teachers helped me tremendously. I enjoyed all my lessons and being a part of Brock’s Gifted and Talented programme.”
Sebastian Millar, a former Hounsdown student from Dibden Purlieu, is another of the students to gain a place at the University of Cambridge, following his successful results of three A* and one A in Maths and Science subjects. Seb said: “There was so much choice and creativity within the Maths course. My teacher gave up a lot of her own time to help with my university application; I am so looking forward to studying more Maths and hope to do research in the future.”
Tom Baker, also from Dibden Purlieu and Noadswood School, gained four A grades in Science and Maths subjects and will take up a place at the University of Southampton next term to study Medicine. Tom said: “I am very pleased with my results, and so excited! I particularly enjoyed studying Chemistry and learning so many new things. Brock prepared me for university as I learnt how to apply my subjects in real situations; that’s what makes learning easier. I am now looking forward to my university studies and hope to specialise in Cardiology.”
Emma Geary, from Lymington, previously attended Priestlands School and gained three A/A* grades in English Literature, History and Law. Emma will now be going on to study History at the University of Warwick. She said: “I loved my studies at Brock and am just delighted with my results.”
Principal, Di Roberts, CBE said: “Once again, Brockenhurst College students have attained outstanding A level results and I am tremendously proud of their individual accomplishments. I also take pride in the overall success of the College and take this opportunity to thank the staff and parents for the part they have played in our students’ achievements. This is, as always, a great day of celebration for us all and I wish all the students who leave us today every success for the future.”
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