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Epsom celebrates outstanding results with 20% of A-levels graded A*

• 20% of A-levels graded A*

• 56% of A-levels graded A*-A – more than twice the national average

• Epsom’s overall pass rate was – once again – 100%

Epsom College students are celebrating outstanding A-level results, with 20% of all examinations awarded the top A* grade, and 56% graded A*-A, more than twice the national average.

Headmaster, Mr Jay Piggot, commented, “This year’s excellent outcomes are the result of the commendable effort and application of our students allied to the first-rate teaching of our staff.

The College rejoices in the achievement of our 2018 leavers – they depart the College with a broad academic foundation and an assured set of values. We wish them every success for the future.”

Individual academic departments worthy of note include Art and Theatre Studies; both recorded 100% A*-B grades, with Art securing an outstanding 93% A* to A. The Mathematics department secured a stellar set of results with 78% A*-A, Physical Education students achieved 83% A*-A, and Computer Science recorded 80% A*-A.

Outstanding individual performances

Within the context of an outstanding year, there are some notable individual performances:

Top performers included Naomi Witts who achieved 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics, and she will take up her place at University of Oxford to read Earth Science.

Fellow Oxbridge candidate Emma Coates secured her place at University of Cambridge to read Veterinary Science with A*s in Biology and Chemistry, and an A in Physics.

Xani Lawrence and Charlie McLean will take up their places at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to read Theology, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, respectively.

Eunice Lee, Myung-Kyoo Lee and Yvette Ng also achieved a clean sweep of 4 A* grades. Myung-Kyoo will take up his place at University College London, whilst Eunice heads across the Atlantic to Ivy League University, Cornell.

Harry McClean, Charlie Milne, Oliver Moore, Joseph Palmer, Yee Lam Sze, Brandon Tan and Max Zockoll all earned three A* grades to secure their first choice university places.

University destinations

The pleasing public examination performance, coupled with strong written applications and interviews, enabled 53% of our 2018 leavers to take up places at Oxbridge, Ivy League or Russell Group universities. By lunchtime 86% of our UCAS applicants had their university places confirmed.

The most popular destinations for our students are Nottingham and Exeter (11 students for each), UCL (9), Durham (8), closely followed by Birmingham, Bristol, Bath and Cardiff.

Eight students have been awarded places to study Medicine: Abby Pollington (Dentistry at Newcastle University), Emma Coates (Veterinary Science at University of Cambridge), Natalie Ho (Dentistry at University of Dundee), Anthony Yip (St George’s), Pippa Slater (UEA), Ryan Lau (University of Central Lancashire), Olivia Daya (Imperial) and Jocelyn Mak (Cardiff University).