An education here at Berkhamsted is not only about achieving outstanding exam results, but the extensive access to enjoy opportunities beyond the classroom
Every year, our pupils achieve excellent exam results. 2018 is no exception with our A Level students performing well across the full spectrum.
In 2018 over 40% of grades achieved by students were A*/A’s. Outstanding results were evident across many subject departments including Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Latin, and Spanish.
The majority of students earned places for their first choice university including the top institutions in the UK such as Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group universities.
Released Thursday 23 August
A*, A*, A*, A (English Literature, French, Art, Maths)
Eloise, the Head Girl, a keen Lacrosse player, singer and talented artist who won the Shine Award for the best illustration for a magazine cover is looking forward to reading English at Cambridge University.
Eloise chose four A-Level subjects that she was passionate about which made studying throughout Year 12 and 13 rewarding and enjoyable. However, with five academically exceptional applications for every place available at Cambridge, it takes more than just grades to stand out.
“If you manage your time effectively, you can really make the most of Berkhamsted School. Music, sport, DofE and INK (student magazine ) were all memorable parts of Sixth Form life for me, as well as my studies. Some of my favourite moments were lived during the many House competitions.”
A*, A*, A*, D1 (equivalent to a high A*) (Maths, Politics, History, Philosophy)
Edmund recognises that securing his place at the University of Cambridge took years of hard work and was helped by excellent teaching and the support of the school community.
He will study Human, Social and Political Sciences having achieved impeccable A-level results.
“Berkhamsted has provided us with a plethora of activities and opportunities ranging from musical ensembles and thrilling theatrical productions to gigs and concerts. Additional lectures and academic opportunities such as the Extended Project Qualification have helped me discover my intellectual passions. I now look forward to seeing where this next exciting stage leads me. I also hope to continue performing in musical and theatrical productions as these experiences are incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.”
A* A* A* (Economics, English Literature, EPQ)
Izzie’s flawless results surpassed even the high level of expectation she placed upon herself. Izzie was self-motivated to achieve a place at Durham to study English and Philosophy.
Performing in the School orchestra and choir, winning the School debating competition and competing in Lacrosse fixtures all happened alongside her academic studying.
“I’ve been at Berkhamsted since I was four years old. I’ve embraced many opportunities, deputy head girl this year, passing grade 8 flute, singing, and I was also involved when the Queen visited the School. I came out of my last exam feeling like hard work should pay off. It’s only on results day when you do realise what you have actually achieved. It’s incredibly rewarding, I’m proud of myself and proud to have attended School at Berkhamsted”