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ACHIEVING FULL POTENTIAL Academic Results and University Destinations 2018


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CATERHAM SIXTH FORM PUPILS HIT THE MARK ONCE AGAIN!

60 % 85

%

of grades A*/A

of grades A* to B

Almost a quarter of all this year’s A Level grades achieved by Sixth Formers at Caterham School are the top A* grade. Another year of outstanding success has seen 85 per cent of A Level results graded A* to B, and an impressive 60 per cent of results graded A*-A (these figures are very likely to rise significantly after re-marks).

“As ever, there are some stunning individual performances in these results and from an academic point of view I am particularly pleased that nearly all our leavers have won places at their chosen university – and also that another dozen or so pupils will be joining the 60 Caterhamians that we have sent to Oxford and Cambridge over the past four years.

This year’s results place Caterham School amongst the top performing co-educational independent schools in the South East, based on A*/A grades at A Level. Mr Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “Congratulations to our Upper Sixth who have achieved such a strong set of exam results. I am equally delighted that they have ensured their time at school has been spent on developing themselves as individuals, developing their own interests and passions and making lifelong friendships. “Pupil wellbeing in the round, rather than merely exam performance, remains at the heart of a Caterham education – and, of course, it is this very approach which helps our pupils cope with the challenges of exams.

99.9

%

of pupils remain at Caterham after GCSEs to complete their A Level studies

BRILLIANT HEADS OF SCHOOL NATALIE and TOM (both pictured here with the Headmaster, Mr Jones) have been terrific in their roles as Head Girl and Head Boy.

This strong set of results is underpinned by an approach to education that encourages pupils to think and not just to regurgitate

Natalie achieved A*, A* and A grades in Biology, Maths and Chemistry and has won a place to read Medicine at UCL: “I think I may become a paediatrician,” she says. She joined Caterham Prep School when she was just six years old. “I’ve had such amazing friends for so long – now I’ll have to meet loads of new people at uni!” Natalie is also an accomplished musician, having achieved Grade 8 in both oboe and piano during her time as a Sixth Former. Tom’s grades (three A*s and one A) have earned him a place at Oxford University (Pembroke College) where he will read Maths. “Caterham has been amazing – I’ve made so many friends and have so many memories. The academics have been great but I’ve also done so much else.” Tom counts the recent school rugby tour to Australia as one of the highlights of his time at Caterham.


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OTHER TOP ACHIEVERS SOPHIE has been a creative powerhouse during her time at Caterham and has now finished with an impressive set of grades – A*, A and A – in Photography, Art and Business. She will now combine her creativity with her business sense by completing a degree in Banking and Finance at Leeds University. Bravo, Sophie! The sky’s the limit for Cameron

Sophie’s off to Cambridge

One of four sets of twins this year!

Many congratulations to CAMERON whose A Level grades have won him a place at Exeter University to read Business Management. Cameron, who joined Caterham when he was 11 years old, fell ill with grey zone lymphoma and had to go through treatment alongside his studies. He was given the all-clear in January. “I didn’t know how deep I could dig until I had that experience.” Bravo, Cameron!

SOPHIE has won a place to read Human,

Twins JESS and JOSHUA have both been boarders at the School. Jess has won a place to read Medicine at Oxford University (Corpus Christi College). She achieved terrific grades in Biology, Chemistry, Maths and English Literature. Her brother, Joshua, is heading off to Nottingham University to read Philosophy having studied Economics, History and Maths at A Level. Joshua was also a member of the School’s 1st XV Rugby Squad.

Social, and Political Sciences (HSPS) at Cambridge University (Homerton College). “It’s the perfect course for me,” says Sophie, “as it’s a combination of my A Level subjects, which I have loved. I am so grateful to my teachers – I have never met such inspirational people! In particular, Miss Smith, Mrs Webster and Dr Avery have been wonderfully supportive.” Sophie achieved terrific grades: A*, A* and A in Biology, Psychology and Religious Studies.

A historic moment?

“Caterham is such an accepting place”

“I wanted A Levels rather than the IB”

NICK achieved a clean sweep of

AMY has won a place to read Classics

JASMIN joined Caterham in the Sixth

three A* grades in History, Politics and Geography and will go on to Exeter University where he will read History. “I feel I have thrived at Caterham because it has challenged me academically – and I have also been able to do other things, too. I loved going on a recent ski-racing trip with the school and I have been a committed member of the Bloodbowl Society, too. It’s all been great.”

at Cambridge University (Queens’ College). “I have been at Caterham since I was 13 years old; one of the reasons I came here was to join the Classics Department – and now I’m heading off to Cambridge! Thank you so much to the inspirational teachers – Mr Waite, Mr Owen, Mrs Hunter. Caterham is such a welcoming, friendly and accepting place – I would say that anyone can fit in here. Thank you so much!”.

Form from a grammar school in Kent. “I wanted a friendly and academic environment where I could study A Levels. I am so grateful to my teachers, especially Mr Quinton (Head of Science) who has been so helpful and supportive: he has run lots of extra sessions to help us and he even took us on a special outing to Oxford University which was really inspiring.” Jasmin will read Biological Sciences at Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall).

Many congratulations to ISAAC who achieved a clean sweep of four A* grades and will now progress to Warwick University where he will read Maths. “I think I started to realise that I was good at Maths when I entered the Senior School. I am so grateful to my teacher Mr Dimakos for all the help he has given me.” Playing hockey for the School has also been an important part of Isaac’s time at the school – and he has particularly fond memories of a school trip to Honduras which was focused on the ecology of the region.

Identical twins LOTTIE and MILLIE have both achieved Oxbridge places: Lottie will read Classics at Cambridge (Magdalene College) while Millie will read Human Sciences at Oxford (St John’s College). Millie was attending a CCF Camp in Devon but drove all the way back to Caterham so she could collect her results – it was worth it! She is due back at the Camp tomorrow, and will soon complete a parachute jump! “CCF has been a wonderful part of my time at Caterham”, she says. Her sister, Lottie, paid tribute to one of the School’s Classics teachers, Mrs Hunter: “She taught me Greek for five consecutive years! Thank you so much, Mrs Hunter!”

A LEVEL EXAMINATION RESULTS 2018 SUBJECT

A*

A

B

C

D % Passes % Passes % Passes A*–A

A*–B

A*–C

3D Design

4

3

1

1

0

77.8

88.9

100

Fine Art

4

2

2

0

0

75

100

100

Biology

7

24

8

5

5

63.3

79.6

89.8

Business

1

5

11

1

1

31.6

89.5

94.7

10

16

12

9

1

51

74.5

92.2

0

1

1

0

0

50

100

100

Economics

1

17

18

3

0

43.6

92.3

100

English Literature

1

5

4

6

0

37.5

62.5

100

French

1

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

Geography

6

10

2

1

0

84.2

94.7

100

German

0

1

1

0

1

66.7

33.3

66.7

Govt. & Politics

2

7

8

6

0

39.1

73.9

100

Greek

0

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

History

1

11

4

1

0

70.6

94.1

100

Latin

4

0

3

0

0

57.1

100

100

Maths

33

29

12

9

0

74.7

89.2

100

Maths Further

18

8

3

0

1

86.7

96.7

96.7

Music

0

0

1

0

0

0

100

100

Photography

2

2

4

0

0

50

100

100

Physics

14

16

7

7

0

68.2

84.1

100

Physical Education

0

1

2

2

0

20

60

100

1

4

9

3

1

27.8

77.8

94.4

Religious Studies

0

6

3

4

0

46.2

69.2

100

Russian

5

2

0

0

0

100

100

100

Spanish

1

2

4

2

1

30

70

90

Textile Design

1

0

1

0

0

50

100

100

Spanish

0

2

5

1

0

22.2

77.8

88.9

Textile Design

0

0

1

0

0

0

100

100

Total

117

176

121

60

11

%

24 36.1 24.8 12.3

2.3

Chemistry Drama & Theatre Studies

Psychology


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CELEBRATING ANOTHER TERRIFIC CROP OF GCSE RESULTS GCSE RESULTS In the more challenging reformed GCSEs over a third of all results achieved were the top grade 9 and over 80 per cent of all GCSE results were graded A*-A or equivalent grade. 50 pupils each achieved eight or more grade 9s or A*s in their results today – a phenomenal number and a new record for Caterham School. Mr Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “This year’s results include the grades for the newly reformed GCSEs, which have been designed to toughen up syllabi and cut down on the number of pupils getting the top grades. I am delighted that our pupils and teachers have risen to the challenge, confounded expectations and achieved stellar grades.

“Our pupils have performed extremely well across all subjects, particularly the core subjects of English, maths and the sciences where biology pupils achieved 79 per cent at the top grade. Our first cohort of computer science pupils saw 74 per cent of grades at A*. 40 per cent of English Language GCSEs were the top grade 9 and almost half of grades in maths were the top grade 9.” Mr Jones continued: “There has been a good deal of uncertainty surrounding the recent reforms to GCSE which have meant it is harder than ever to achieve top grades. Once again, our pupils have performed brilliantly. Not only this, alongside their academic achievements they have completed a dazzling array of extra-curricular activities. These results are certainly a worthy reward for the hours of hard

%

of pupils achieved grades A*/A and 7-9

work and dedication from this fantastic year group and their teachers. “As our Fifth Form now become the new Sixth Form, I will continue to stress the importance of ensuring a balance between hard work and 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 pupils sit a mixture of GCSEs with the new numerical grading and International GCSES which have retained the traditional letter grading of A* to E.

iGCSE 1-9 AND GCSE EXAMINATION RESULTS 2018 iGCSE SUBJECT

9

8

7

6

5

4

% Passes 9-8

9-7

9-6

9-5

Art

11

4

4

7

2

0

53.6%

67.9%

92.9%

100.0%

3D Design

6

6

3

7

8

5

33.3%

41.7%

61.1%

83.3%

1

4

2

6

2

1

29.4%

41.2%

76.5%

88.2%

English Language (I)

54

36

26

5

3

0

72.6%

93.5%

97.6%

100.0%

French

10

13

14

8

3

3

45.1%

72.5%

88.2%

94.1%

Geography

16

18

17

13

7

2

46.6%

69.9%

87.7%

97.3%

4

0

0

0

0

0

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

History

12

11

13

7

5

4

41.8%

65.5%

78.2%

87.3%

Latin

16

7

1

1

0

0

92.0%

96.0%

100.0%

100.0%

64

38

19

10

3

1

75.6%

89.6%

97.0%

99.3%

Music

2

3

1

0

0

0

83.3%

100.0%

100.0%

100.0%

Physical Education

4

8

6

4

0

1

52.2%

78.3%

95.7%

95.7%

Drama

Greek

Mathematics (I)

% Passes

% Passes

% Passes

18

8

4

4

0

0

76.5%

88.2%

100.0%

100.0%

7

14

12

10

5

5

38.2%

60.0%

78.2%

87.3%

Totals

225

170

122

82

38

22

59.31%

77.63%

89.94%

95.65%

%

33.8 25.5

18.3

12.3

5.7

3.3

B

C

D

% Passes

% Passes

% Passes

% Passes

A*

A*–A

A*–B

A*–C

74.6

0

100

Religious Studies Spanish

GCSE SUBJECT

A*

A

0

0

0

14

3

0

0

100

0

100

0

0

0

0

73.5

0

100

15

6

3

0

3

0

0

0

47

24

6

0

0

81.8

0

100

Astronomy

3

7

2

Business Studies (I)

12

38

Chinese

17

1

Computer Science (I)

10

English Literature (I)

47 2

7

2

0

0

14

0

0

0

German (I)

10

9

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Human Biology (I)

16

22

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

34

13

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

English Second Lang. (I)

Running high

Netball superstar shoots for the stars

Jaw dropping George

BEN is an outstanding cross country

KATIE has achieved great things as a

GEORGE is planning to study A Levels

Maths Further AQA

runner and athlete – and he has now proved his academic credentials, too, by achieving exceptional GCSE grades: an incredible, clean sweep of A*s and 9’s (he also achieved an A in Additional Maths). He now plans to study A Levels in Further Maths, Maths, Biology, Physics and Economics. “I am considering engineering as a career,” says Ben. He is particularly grateful to the Head of Art, Mrs Veldtman.

netball player: she is part of the U19 Surrey Storm Development Squad and will soon complete a trial for their Academy Team. Her GCSE grades are fantastic – 6A*s, 4 ‘9’s and 2 ‘8’s (as well as an A in Additional Maths) – and she will now go on to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Spanish. “I am so grateful to Mrs Pearce, my maths teacher – she’s been so helpful. I’ve also been fortunate to have Mr Webster as a very encouraging English teacher.

in Maths, English, German and Politics after achieving fabulous grades at GCSE: 7A*s, 2As, 5 ‘9’s. George, who is a very keen cricketer, and a boarder here at Caterham, is modest about his success: “I guess it helps to keep a clear mind, to keep things in perspective, and not to let work dominate too much – my cricket’s been helpful in that way.”

Russian

7

0

0

0

0

0

96.7

0

100

Biology (Jan & Jun)

98

19

4

0

0

0

76

0

99.2

Chemistry (I)

63

29

23

5

1

0

88.4

0

100

Physics (I)

80

27

10

4

0

0

28.6

0

100

Science Double (1) (I)

1

3

5

5

0

0

21.4

0

78.6

Science Double (2) (I)

0

3

1

7

3

7

0

0

0

Totals

400 240

96

33

4

51.75%

82.79%

95.21%

99.48%

%

51.7

31 12.4

4.3

0.5

3

3

Additional Maths (FSMQ)*

21

2


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%

UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS AND COURSES 2018

of Sixth Formers gained university places of choice

Our focus is to support our young people to the courses and university about which they are passionate and which best support and enable their ambitions. In 2018 99 per cent of pupils gained a place at their university of choice with the remaining pupils choosing to progress to a work based apprenticeship or take a gap year before completing their studies. The choices of our 2018 leavers reflect the breadth of interests and diversity across this talented cohort of young people. Places were successfully secured on courses across a wide range of subjects including medicine, maths,

engineering and modern languages and philosophy, politics and ethics. Over two thirds of those move on to study at university gained places at Russell Group universities. Of note this year are the 11 offers received from the London School of Economics (LSE) across a wide range of subjects, including Economics and Management and History. Medicine and science courses remain popular and competitive nationally, but our success rate in gaining offers has once again held strong. In addition to university offers, three pupils gained prestigious apprenticeships with big four firms KPMG and Deloitte.

Durham

1

Commercial Photography Bath

British School of Osteopathy

Midwifery Studies

Classics

Physics

Finance

Lancaster

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Film and Creative Writing

East Anglia

Edinburgh

Brunel

1

1

1

Geography International Business and Marketing

9

International History and Politics

Accounting and Finance

Management

Ancient History and Archaeology

Politics

Business and Marketing

Liverpool

Mechanical Engineering

Economics

Cambridge

International Management and Modern Languages

Classics

Flexi Combined Honours

Communication and Media with Business

Mechanical with Automative Engineering

Economics

Management with Marketing

London School of Economics

Natural Sciences

Human Social and Political Sciences

Modern Languages

Economics

Sport Performance

Mathematics

Politics and International Relations

Finance

Modern and Medieval Languages

Psychology with Sport and Exercise

Mathematics and Economics

Civil Engineering

Natural Sciences

Sociology and Criminology

Management

Geography

Canterbury Christ Church

Mechanical Engineering

Law

Philosophy

Cardiff

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics

Dentistry

Harper Adams

Psychology

Environmental Geography

Animal Management and Welfare

Geography (Human)

Glasgow School of Art

Medical Pharmacology

Textile Design

Medicine

Imperial College

Birmingham

Brighton

7

1

Computing with Science Bristol

7

Aerospace Engineering

Cass Business School

Economics and Finance

Acturial Science

Geography

City

Law

Finance

1

5

1

1

Falmouth

Illustration

Business Economics and Finance 1

4

Management Sciences 1

Mathematics Manchester

4

Architecture Biology with Industrial Experience

Chemistry

Biomedical Sciences

Civil Engineering

Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology

Electronic and Information Engineering

Economics

Criminology

5

Civil Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering

Politics and International Relations

2

Interior Architecture Loughborough

Kent University

Sociology

2

Architecture

Mathematics

8

Banking and Finance

Architecture

7

1

Civil Engineering

History Exeter

Leeds

2

Accounting and Finance

English and Scottish Literature

Osteopathy 8

1

Business Finance and Management

1

Kings College London

Biological Sciences

Essex Arts University of Bournemouth

5

1

Management – Accounting and Finance

6


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OXBRIDGE PLACES SECURED

Caterhamians currently studying at Oxford or Cambridge University

Newcastle

3

Southampton

Biology

Biomedical Science

Fine Art

International Relations

Sociology

Medicine

Nottingham

5

Surrey

Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Mechanical Engineering

Philosophy

Theatre and Performance

Philosophy and Psychology

Sussex

Veterinary Medicine

Arts and Humanities 2

Mechanical Engineering

Sport and Exercise Science

University College London 7

Biological Sciences

Earth Sciences

Economics

Human Sciences

Engineering (Mechanical)

Medicine

Information Management for Business

Psychology

Mathematics

Real Estate Management

Medicine

Veterinary Medicine

Natural Sciences 1

Sociology Plymouth

University of the Arts

2

University of South Wales Master of Chiropractice

Mechanical Engineering

Warwick 1

Engineering Mechanical with Business Reading

1

Foundation Acting Royal Holloway

Economics

1

3

Philosophy

Biology Politics

1

Economics Politics and International Relations Sheffield

1

Accounts and Finance

York

Architecture Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

10

Mathematics 1

1

Social Policy, Crime and Criminal Justice

The offers received from both Cambridge and Oxford University span a wide range of subjects including sciences, mathematics, classics and engineering. The offer secured this year are of particular note when the national application to offer rate was just 14

Architecture

Environmental Sciences

Queen Mary’s University of London

3

Biochemistry

Biological Sciences

Oxford Brookes

2

Business Management and Economics

Business

Oxford

Congratulations to the 12 Caterhamians who secured their offers from Oxford or Cambridge University, and who will join the 50 Old Caterhamians currently studying at Oxbridge.

Politics and International Relations

International Media and Communications

Nottingham Trent

5

4

per cent. The offer rate at Caterham, happily, is three times higher than this average. Nationally, applications for Oxford alone are up 40 per cent in just five years, so our young people are to be congratulated on hard-work and resilience. Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “All of our pupils have worked incredibly hard over the past year or more to secure their offers, with the support and dedication of their teachers and this success also reflects warmly on the support of their teachers.

Our priority is always to support pupils to take the path that is right for them as they progress on from the School, whatever that be. Securing Oxbridge offers is just one measure of the success at the school, 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.”


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Achieving Full Potential  

GCSE, A Level and University Destintations Summer 2018

Achieving Full Potential  

GCSE, A Level and University Destintations Summer 2018