Warwick School celebrates A-Level success - The Leamington Observer

Warwick School celebrates A-Level success

Leamington Editorial 17th Aug, 2017 Updated: 23rd Aug, 2017   0

THE FUTURE is bright for Warwick School which is celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate at A Level, with 57 per cent of students gaining A*or A grades.

A number of boys scooped a clean sweep of A* grades including Jack Chester, James Langley, Anson Lei, Ben Rhodes, Tom Steeley, Timothy Tam, Thomas Varnish. All eight boys have secured places at Oxbridge.

And Head of School, Oliver Layzell will take up his place at Cambridge to read history.

Warwick’s strength in the sciences continues in chemistry – a notoriously challenging subject – with students achieving nearly 80 per cent A* or A grades, closely followed by maths with 73 per cent of top grades.




Similarly, in creative subjects such as design technology and art, Warwick students were awarded an impressive 73 per cent of A* or A grades, while English literature students gained just over 60 per cent in top marks including Harry Jenkins, Warwickshire’s Young Poet Laureate 2017.

Not to be outdone, 73 students in Year 12 also demonstrated their research skills, achieving exceptional results in the Extended Project Qualification, with 80% A*/A grades.


Having led Warwick to victory in this year’s NatWest Schools Cup, Nicky Rigby (AAB) and Nick David (A*AB) can both celebrate A Level success whilst away in South Africa, touring with the England U18 rugby team. They will both take up full-time contracts with Worcester Warriors next season and yet their academic successes, like those of their peers prove, with the right work ethic and support, young people can achieve remarkable things academically alongside commitments to sport, music, drama or other activities.

The school is committed to its belief education in Britain is broad and balanced, giving young people not only the qualifications they need, but also experiences that will challenge and inspire them.

Head Master Gus Lock said: “I am truly delighted with these excellent results, which are, once again, a fitting testament to the incredible hard work of the boys and their teachers, as well as a reflection of the tremendous support from their families and from each other. We wish them the very best as they move on to universities, apprenticeships, gap years or wherever their future takes them.”

“Given the considerable changes to exam specifications and the very significant ongoing concerns about the consistency and quality of public examination marking, we can be very pleased that these young men have done so well in their A Level examinations.”

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