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Epsom College Leavers of 2020 Secure Prestigious University Places

Whilst the national lockdown prevented students from sitting public examinations, this year’s A-level results mark the culmination of two years of rigorous preparation and study, and they must be celebrated accordingly.

Headmaster, Mr Jay Piggot, commented, “The leavers of 2020 are a remarkable group, despite pandemic setbacks, they have worked assiduously and deserve their academic success; they have proved themselves to be resilient, versatile and cheerful; a credit to the College.”

Following the pattern set in previous years, the majority of 2020 leavers are going to study at some of the UK’s most prestigious Russell Group universities.

The most popular destinations this year were Nottingham (17) and Exeter (12), joined this year by Bath (12) and Edinburgh (10). The London universities (Imperial, UCL and KCL) also receive 12 students between them, whilst Cardiff proved popular (13). Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Durham, Manchester, Warwick and Leeds also received notable contingents.

The 2020’s exam results derive from centre assessed grades and, understandably, the Government is not seeking to provide a national context this year via league tables and value-added scores. However, for the past five years of moderated exams Epsom has beaten records year on year, and climbed the league tables as a result.

Last year the College sat proudly as the leading co-ed school in Surrey for A-levels, leaping from 73rd to 43rd place in the Telegraph’s League Table for UK’s independent schools.

Last year’s results were:

  • 67% graded A*-A
  • 90% graded A*-B
  • 45% of all students achieved a clean sweep of top grades
  • The average point score of an Epsom student is just over three As

The most recent Department for Education data from January 2020 puts Epsom in the top 1% of all English secondary schools (44th of 4,470) and in the top 5% of all independent schools (37th of 747) for the value added to each pupil’s grades.