Star Pupils at Peter Symonds


Posted by Andy Goddard

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Star Pupils at Symonds

Peter Symonds College appears to have had an outstanding 2014 if the A level results are anything to go by.


The success at A* is up again, and comes hot on the heels of a report from the Sutton Trust showing that Peter Symonds is one of the top two performing state sixth form colleges in the country when it comes to getting young people into the nation’s top universities


Overall statistics

A level (full) pass rate    99%

A level Grades A*-C    82%

A level Grades A*-B     62%

AS level pass rate        91%

AS level Grades A-C    68%

AS level Grades A-B    46%




Ø    Students gained over 602 A* grades. These very top grades account for just short of 12% of the total grades at A level.  This

represents a further improvement on the already high proportion of A* grades last year.


Ø    Nearly two thirds of A level grades were either A*, A or B grades (62%).  These are the grades needed to gain a place in Britain’s very best universities.


Ø    17 Students scored a remarkable 700 or more UCAS points; (i.e. the equivalent of an astounding 5 or more full A levels at the very top A* grade).


Ø    181 students scored 560 or more UCAS points which is the equivalent of 4 A*s at A level.


The Principal is Stephen Carville:

“Year after year, our students achieve truly remarkable results and this year is no exception. It is a

privilege to be the Principal of such an outstanding college as Peter Symonds. I am so proud of what our excellent students and staff have achieved.”