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ACHIEVING FULL POTENTIAL Academic Results and University Destinations 2017


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65 % 89

%

of grades A*/A

of grades A* to B

SUCCESSFUL IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS CARING, OPTIMISTIC AND ENCOURAGING


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TOP MARKS FOR CATERHAM’S SIXTH FORM A Level Results Caterham’s Sixth Form pupils have achieved a superb set of A Level results this year with a quarter of all grades achieved the top A*grade and two thirds graded A*-A. An outstanding 89 per cent were graded A* to B. These results place Caterham, once again, amongst the top performing co-educational independent schools in the UK. Mr Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “This is a remarkable achievement for our pupils. The recent reforms to A Level have increased the challenge of assessment for pupils and mean it is harder than ever to achieve top grades, so these excellent results are testament to the hard work of our pupils and the outstanding talents of their teachers. It also endorses our approach to education – inspiring and encouraging pupils to think for themselves and not just to regurgitate.” “Caterham is about so much more than just academic results. Pupils in this year group have exemplified this superbly: they have performed at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, on the sports fields, in our concert halls, and in so many other extra-curricular pursuits. I am so proud of them.

“I have always believed that our pupils can be successful in an environment which is caring, optimistic and encouraging. Our results are testament to the uniquely supportive environment that is Caterham’s hallmark. “I am also delighted to see the variety and range of university destinations and courses that our pupils are moving on to; this year, they include prestigious apprenticeships with KPMG and Deloitte, and our first pupil to enrol on a degree in Cancer Biology and Immunology. “As ever, there are some stunning individual performances in these results and from an academic point of view I am particularly pleased that our excellent record of success with Oxbridge application continues. This year, several pupils have won places on some of Oxford and Cambridge’s most selective degree courses – including Classics, Engineering, Biochemistry, Medicine and Economics. These pupils will be joining the 62 Caterhamians that we have sent to Oxford and Cambridge over the past four years.”

Farewell to our Head Boy and Head Girl LAUREN and HUGO have been terrific in their roles as Head Girl and Head Boy. They both wowed audiences at the School’s recent production of Grease as they took the lead roles of Danny and Sandy. They have achieved a clean sweep of A grades in all their A Levels; Hugo will now read Psychology at Bristol University while Lauren will study Politics and International Relations at Bath University.


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All-rounder AIMEE has recently returned from the Edinburgh Festival where she performed in Caterham School’s production of The Alchemist. Now her excellent grades in English Literature, Biology and Chemistry have won her a place at Bristol University to read Cancer Biology and Immunology. Aimee says: “The more we understand about the biology of cancer the faster we will find a cure.”

SAM is a leading international athlete who manages to combine

MILLY has tremendous creative spark and her A Level grades in

RIA has finished a distinguished career at Caterham, which has

Art, Photography and Maths have won her a place to study Interior Architecture at Oxford Brookes University. “I have been obsessed with design from a very young age!” says Milly, whose parents also work in related industries.

included qualifying as a Caterham School ‘WildCats’ high-ropes instructor climbing wall and national pool lifeguard. Now she has a superb set of grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths (A*, A and A) and will go on to study Chemistry with Industrial Experience at Birmingham.

ALEX has achieved grades A, B and B at A Level as well as a

ANNA’S story is inspiring. Having grown up on a dairy farm,

highly prestigious apprenticeship at KPMG. Alex, who has been a leading light in Caterham’s CCF and rugby squad, plans to take a gap year before taking up his position at KPMG in 2018.

she has always had a close affinity with animals – “I was often left in a pram beside the feeding calves!” she says. Now she has achieved the grades to pursue the BVM Veterinary Medicine and Science degree at Surrey University.

his glittering sporting career with outstanding academic success. Sam, who achieved the Under 20 world record for indoor heptathlon at Sheffield’s EIS stadium and beat Daley Thompson’s decathlon record during his Lower Sixth year at Caterham, has now achieved straight A grades in Biology, Economics and Maths. He intends to pursue his athletics training over the coming year at Loughborough University.


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OTHER TOP ACHIEVERS LUKE joined the School in the Nursery fifteen years ago! An academic high-flyer, he has now secured a place to read Mathematics at Cambridge University. Luke says: “I would like to thank Dr Dimakos, my maths teacher at Caterham: he has inspired me to study maths at a high level.” As an accomplished singer, composer, saxophonist and pianist, HENRY has been an integral part of our Music Department. Now his excellent A Level grades (A*, A, B) have secured him a place to read Music at Nottingham University. Henry, who was the assistant musical director of the School’s recent production of Grease, enthused: “It is the teachers at Caterham who have inspired me to study music at a higher level.”

HANNAH is part of a family of scientists. Her two elder brothers both studied at Caterham and both went on to read physics at university. Her mother read biochemistry and her father graduated in microbiology! Now Hannah will continue the trend as she begins her six-year Medicine degree at Oxford University. In her final year, Hannah was also President of our prestigious Moncrieff-Jones Science Society. Bravo, Hannah!

MATTHEW has secured a place at Cambridge University to read Classics. Alongside his outstanding academic success at A-level, Matthew has run an inspirational course on coding for his peers, been a leader in the School’s CCF, led our Politics Society – and as a DJ he even transformed our Sixth Form Centre into a nightclub as part of the Leavers’ celebrations!

A LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS 2017 SUBJECT

A*

A

B

C

D

% Passes

% Passes

% Passes

A*–A

A*–B

A*–C

3D Design

1

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

Art

1

2

0

1

0

75

75

100

10

22

10

8

1

62.7

82.4

98

Business Studies

3

4

8

1

0

43.8

93.8

100

Chemistry

6

18

11

7

2

54.5

79.5

95.5

Chinese

0

11

1

0

0

91.7

100

100

Drama

2

0

0

0

0

100

100

100

12

21

10

2

0

75

97.7

100

1

8

10

4

2

36

76

92

French

0

1

4

1

0

16.7

83.3

100

Geography

3

6

3

3

0

60

80

100

German

0

1

2

0

0

33.3

100

100

Government & Politics

3

9

6

2

0

60

90

100

Greek

3

3

0

0

0

100

100

100

History

1

4

4

2

0

45.5

81.8

100

Japanese

0

1

0

0

0

100

100

100

Latin

5

6

0

0

0

100

100

100

Maths

31

32

17

4

1

74.1

94.1

98.8

Further Maths

13

9

2

1

0

88

96

100

Music

0

1

0

0

0

100

100

100

Photography

2

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

Physics

12

13

9

4

1

64.1

87.2

97.4

Physical Education

0

0

0

3

1

0

0

75

Psychology

8

6

10

1

0

56

96

100

Religious Studies

0

2

3

1

0

33.3

83.3

100

Russian

4

3

0

0

0

100

100

100

Spanish

0

2

5

1

0

22.2

77.8

88.9

Textile Design

0

0

1

0

0

0

100

100

121

189

116

46

8

65%

88.6%

98.2%

25.2 39.3 24.1

9.6

1.7

Biology

Economics English Literature

Total %


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BEST EVER GCSE RESULTS GCSE Results Caterham pupils are celebrating the School’s best ever GCSE results this year with a remarkable 85% of results graded A or A*. An impressive 55% of all GCSE results were graded A*, with 45 candidates achieving 8 A* grades or better. Mr Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “I am delighted that our pupils have smashed all previous records to achieve these brilliant, best-ever results. They have achieved this despite the uncertainty surrounding the recent reforms to GCSE which have meant it is harder than ever to achieve top grades.

“Behind the percentages and grades hitting the headlines are a wealth of personal achievements and the just reward for hours of hard work and dedication from this fantastic year group. “As our Fifth Form now become the new Sixth Form, I will continue to stress the importance of ensuring a balance between that of hard work and on developing themselves as individuals, developing their own interests and passions and making lifelong friendships. Here at Caterham we continue to support our young people in all that they do inside and outside of the classroom, and on ensuring that they will become increasingly independent thinkers and learners.”

CATERHAM HIGH-FLYERS

ASTONISHING ANTON

An amazing 45 pupils (over a third of the year group) achieved eight A*s or more. This picture shows just some of these high-achieving pupils.

Anton has achieved a fantastic, straight 14 A*s in his GCSEs. Not only this, but when he achieved his A* in Astronomy (which he took early, last year), his mark placed him amongst the 12 top-performing students in the UK.

EXCELLENCE IN EXAMS – AND AT EDINBURGH

SPORTING DUO

These pupils returned from the Edinburgh Festival in late August where they were cast members in Caterham’s production of The Alchemist. Now they have collected some brilliant GCSE grades. Pupils pictured are: Jade, Isobel and Ross.

Tyler and Jude have not only performed very well in their GCSEs, they have also achieved tremendous success on the rugby field. Both play for Surrey U16s and Jude was selected for the Independent Schools Lambs National XV at U16 level.


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GCSE EXAMINATION RESULTS 2017 SUBJECT

A*

A

B

C

D

% Passes

% Passes

A*–A

A*–C

Art

6

11

7

0

0

70.8

100

Astronomy

6

7

0

0

0

100

100

35

12

4

4

0

85.5

100

Chinese

9

3

0

0

0

100

100

3D Design

4

7

6

4

0

47.8

91.3

Drama

4

13

8

2

0

63

100

English Language

68

50

7

1

0

93.7

100

English Literature

66

36

21

3

0

81

100

English (Second Language)

0

2

1

0

0

66.7

100

French

16

10

8

6

1

63.4

97.6

20

25

6

3

0

83.3

100

German

6

4

7

1

0

55.6

100

Greek

7

1

0

0

0

100

100

History

24

29

12

1

0

80.3

100

Human Biology

29

10

2

0

0

95.1

100

Italian

6

3

3

1

0

69.2

100

Latin

28

4

1

0

0

97

100

Mathematics (IGCSE)

78

38

12

1

0

89.9

100

Further Maths

33

9

5

1

0

87.5

100

Further Pure Maths

1

0

0

0

0

100

100

Music

1

6

2

0

0

77.8

100

4

8

3

0

0

80

100

24

27

4

0

1

91.1

98.2

Russian

5

0

0

0

0

100

100

Biology

92

11

2

1

1

96.3

99.1

Chemistry

68

22

12

5

0

84.1

100

Physics

79

21

5

2

0

93.5

100

Science Double (1)

8

8

5

1

0

72.7

100

Science Double (2)

2

8

10

2

0

45.5

100

32

22

11

2

0

80.6

100

761 407

164

41

3

84.7%

99.8%

55.2 29.5

11.9

3

0.2

Business Studies

Geography

Physical Education Religious Studies

Spanish Totals %


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UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS AND COURSES 2017

92

%

92 per cent of Caterham’s Upper Sixth Form leavers gained a place at a university of choice, with the remaining pupils having chosen to progress to work-based apprenticeships (3%) or take a gap year before continuing their studies (5%). Pupils are actively encouraged to read subjects about which they are passionate. The choices made by 2017’s leavers cover a wide range of subjects including medicine, maths, engineering and modern languages and philosophy, politics and ethics. Over two thirds of those moving on to study at university gained places at Russell Group universities.

of Sixth Formers gained university places of choice

Leavers Rachel Dawson, Alex Paul and Jo Cross all won coveted places on either KPMG or Deloitte undergraduate programmes. Their places were secured by undertaking highly competitive application rounds against top candidates from across the UK.

Bath

8

Brighton

1

Architecture

1

Biomedical Science

1

Economics

1

Brunel

2

Politics and International Relations

1

Biomedical Sciences with Professional Experience

1

Psychology

1

1

Economics

1

Motorsport Engineering with Professional Development

Accounting and Finance

2

Cambridge

Politics with Economics

1

Natural Sciences

1

Mathematics

1

Birmingham

6

4

Chemistry with Industrial Experience

1

Classics

1

Geography and Economics

1

Engineering

1

Mechanical Engineering

1

Cardiff

1

Geography

1

Politics and Sociology

1

Psychology

1

City

2

Nursing

1

Management

1

Bournemouth

1

Investment and Financial Risk Management

1

Sports Therapy

1

Coventry

1

Computer Science

1

Bristol

6

Zoology

1

Durham

4

Psychology in Education

1

Natural Sciences

1

English

1

Geology

1

Cancer Biology and Immunology

1

Liberal Arts

1

Psychology

1

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

1

Law

1


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Edinburgh

1

London School of Economics

5

Law

1

Finance

2

Exeter

7

Economics

3

Business and Management with Industrial Experience

1

Liverpool

3

Drama

1

Law

1

Classics

1

English Literature and Philosophy

1

Exercise and Sport Sciences

1

Medicine

1

Accounting and Finance with Industrial Experience

1

Newcastle

2

Economics and Politics

1

Biology

1

Law

1

Chemistry

1

Glasgow

1

Northumbria

1

Biomedical Engineering

1

Business Management

1

Imperial College

5

Nottingham Trent

4

Biochemistry with a Year in Industry/Research

1

Computer Science

1

Biochemistry

1

Economics with International Finance and Banking

1

Civil Engineering

1

Business Management and Entrepreneurship

1

BSc Medical Biosciences

1

Philosophy and History

1

Mathematics and Computer Science

1

Nottingham

11

Kings College London

6

Geography

1

Medicine

2

Music

1

Biomedical Science

2

Criminology and Sociology

1

Economics

2

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

1

Kent University

3

Industrial Economics

1

History

1

English and German

1

European Economics (French)

1

Mathematics

1

Psychology with Forensic Psychology

1

Modern Languages

1

Lancaster

2

Modern Languages with Business

1

Linguistics (Study Abroad)

1

Industrial Economics

1

Geography

1

Physics with Astronomy

1

Leeds

1

Oxford

Psychology

1

Biomedical Sciences

1

Liverpool John Moores

1

Engineering

1

Marketing

1

Experimental Psychology

1

Leeds Metropolitan

2

Medicine

1

Sports Events Management

1

Sport Business Management

1

4


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Oxford Brookes

4

University of South Wales

1

International Relations and Politics

1

Medical Sciences

1

Business and Management

1

Warwick

2

Events Management

1

German and Economics

1

Interior Architecture

1

Physics

1

Royal Holloway

1

York

Law

1

English/Philosophy

1

Sheffield

1

Biomedical Sciences

1

Law

1

Human Geography and Environment

1

SOAS

1

International Relations

1

International Relations and Social Anthropology

1

Chemistry

1

Southampton

2

Economics/Politics

1

Business Management with Placement

1

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

1

St Andrews

2

Classics

1

Neuroscience

1

Surrey

4

Psychology

1

Veterinary Medicine and Science

1

Chemistry

1

Psychology

1

Sussex

1

Marketing and Management

1

UCA

1

Glass, Ceramics, Jewellery, Metalwork

1

University College London

9

History

1

Biochemistry

1

Ancient Languages

1

Biomedical Sciences

1

Classics

1

Information Management for Business

1

Economics and Business with East European Studies

1

English

1

Engineering (Civil)

1

6


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OXBRIDGE PLACES SECURED All Caterham pupils holding offers for Oxford or Cambridge universities secured their places. These pupils will be joining the 62 Caterhamians who have gone up to the world leading universities over the past four years. 2017 results saw pupils win places on some of Oxford and Cambridge’s most selective degree courses – including Classics, Engineering, Biochemistry, Medicine and Economics.

Headmaster, Ceri Jones, said: “I am particularly pleased that our excellent record of success with Oxbridge application continues. Securing Oxbridge offers is but one measure of success at Caterham but it does say something important about the academic ambition and experience of the school which benefits all pupils whatever their own particular journey may turn out to be. However we also remain committed to ensuring our pupils gain a place at the university and on the course that is right for them.”


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Uni Destinations and Exam Results 2017  

Summer 2017 brought a record breaking set of results for Caterham School pupils. We wish the class of 2017 all the very best as they move on...

Uni Destinations and Exam Results 2017  

Summer 2017 brought a record breaking set of results for Caterham School pupils. We wish the class of 2017 all the very best as they move on...