Students at Strode's College Egham celebrated this week another successful year in their exams. There was an overall pass rate of over 97% at A level and 100% success in 22 A level subjects. 100% pass rates were also achieved in all 17 Level 3 BTEC courses and over half of the BTEC grades were Distinctions or Distinction Starred (D*).
Strode’s is the biggest provider of A level courses in north west Surrey and 520 second year students took one or more A levels at the College in 2014, with almost 1300 entries in total. In addition, 220 second year students took one or more Level 3 BTEC qualifications.
Sixty one students achieved the equivalent of three or more A* and A grades in their A levels and/or Level 3 BTEC qualifications. Six students achieved the highest A* grade in three A levels: Cameron Thomas (ex-Teddington School), Caroline Barwood (ex-Thamesmead School), Tom Lynch (ex-The Matthew Arnold School), Rajah Nutakki (ex-Chiswick School), Elizabeth Turner (ex-Heston Community School) and Joseph Barnes (ex-The Matthew Arnold School)). Tom also achieved an A* grade for his Extended Project.
Twins Luke and James De Pellegrin (ex-The Magna Carta School) both achieved two D*s in their L3 Business BTEC Diploma, with Luke also achieving an A* in Accounting A Level and an A* in his Extended Project. Brother James achieved an A in both Accounting A level and his Extended Project. Both have won places at Surrey University to study Accounting and Finance.
Fourteen students achieved three D* grades in their Level 3 BTEC qualifications: Grace Bertram (ex-Sunbury Manor School), Martyn Fowler (ex-Thomas Knyvett College), Michael Cuthbert (ex-The Magna Carta School), Amelia Barnes (ex-Salesian School), Philippa Hillman (ex-St Paul’s Catholic College), Sebastian de Souza (ex-Thamesmead School), Sophie Lee (ex-Sunbury Manor School),Calum Ward (ex-Thomas Knyvett College), Callum Godden (ex-The Matthew Arnold School),Elliot Draco (ex-The Harrodian School), Martin Aird (ex-Thamesmead School), Iain Mackay (ex-Myton School), Ashley Scott (ex-The Henley College) and Holly Squires (ex-Arts Educational School).
Principal Anne Fielding Smith said ‘We are very proud of our students’ achievements and another excellent year at the College. So many of them have achieved fantastic results here at Strode’s and we are absolutely delighted for them. As always, this reflects the huge amount of hard work put in by students and College staff, together with a great deal of support from parents. Our entry requirements are very modest compared with many school sixth forms; however, we offer great diversity and choice of qualifications and we set very high expectations. We wish all our students the very best for the future, whether they are progressing to university, an apprenticeship or directly into employment.
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Jackie Perry (PA to the Principal)