Epsom College students are celebrating record-breaking A-level results, with 67% of A-levels graded A*-A – the school’s best results to date. 90% of exams achieved A*-B, meaning that the average points scored equates to just over three A grades per student.
These results make Epsom the leading co-ed school in Surrey, according to both The Times and The Telegraph league tables.
The school is up 30 places to 43rd in the UK according to The Telegraph; and we have climbed 20 places to become the UK’s 20th strongest co-ed school according to The Times.
Headmaster, Mr Jay Piggot, commented, “This year’s excellent outcomes highlight the rigorous preparation and the quality of the experience created in the classroom by pupils and teachers. We are particularly delighted to achieve our highest ever percentage of A*-A grades, but this is only part of the story. The leavers of 2019 have worked assiduously and deserve their academic success; they leave Epsom as confident young people with a broad range of attributes and interests developed skilfully over time at Epsom that will serve a lifetime. The values learned and the experience gained has prepared them for the journey ahead.”
Just under half (45%) of all pupils achieved a clean sweep of A*-As. These outstanding results were achieved in the arts, sciences and humanities, highlighting the strength and breadth of the academic curriculum provided at Epsom.
Individual academic departments of notable distinction include: Art: 91% A*-A grades; English literature: 67%; History: 73%; Maths: 78%; Biology: 63%; Chemistry: 65%; and Economics: 78%.
The A-level results round off a superb year that witnessed Epsom awarded the top grade of ‘excellent’ in all areas in an ISI Inspection, with an extremely rare ‘zero recommendations for future improvement’. The Department for Education also rated the College as being in the top 2% of English schools for value-added at A-level in 2019.
Outstanding individual performances
Within the context of an outstanding year, there are some notable individual performances:
Former Head of School, Mackenzie Mully, achieved a D1 and two A*s and will study English at the University of Oxford, Daniel Everett achieved a D2 and two A*s and will study Natural Science at Durham University, Tsz Ying Chow achieved 4 A*s and will attend Imperial College London to study Computer Science, Yee Long Lai will take up a place at University of Cambridge to study Economics having achieved 4 A*s, former Head of School, Theo Alexis, achieved 3 A*s and will attend Durham University to study Chemistry, ChunHei Cheng achieved 3 A*s and has secured a place to study Medicine at King’s College London, Charles Hodgson achieved 3 A*s and will study Economics and Politics at Durham University, Harry Patterson-Puertolas achieved 3 A*s and has secured a place at University of Warwick to study History, Alisha Sagar achieved 3 A*s and has confirmed her place to study Dentistry at King’s College London, and Cecilia Sacklen achieved 3 A*s and will attend UCL to study Economics.
Seven Students Secure Prestigious Oxbridge Places
Seven students secured places to study at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Places at these seats of academic excellence are highly-prized and harder than ever to win, thanks to fierce competition from leading candidates across the globe. The places – across a wide range of academic subjects – are a huge achievement. The places offered are:
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Jackie Luo and Kobe Lai will read Economics
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Adahna Ekoku will read Geography
Anastasia Grant will read Theology
Mackenzie Mully will read English
Cara Robinson will read Law with Law Studies in Europe
Ebube Anyanechi will read Material Science