GCSE Results 2022
12% of all grades at 9
43% of all grades at 7 – 9
75% of grades at 7 – 9 in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
100% of grades at A & A* in Latin
A Level Results 2022
22% of all grades at A*
54% of all grades at A* and A
75% of grades at A* – B
91% of all grades at A* – C
99% pass rate
33% of leavers destined for Russell Group Universities
100% A* & A grades in Latin
100% A* – B grades in Theatre Studies, Further Maths, Art and Textiles
100% A* – C grades in History, Photography, Music, Chemistry and Sport
A Levels 2022
Smiles all round this morning as our A Level students celebrated a record year for results with over 75% achieving A*-B in this year’s A Level assessments, with a further 54% of all grades at A* and A.
David Clark said, ‘My congratulations go to every student receiving results today. Despite the disruption to their studies caused by the Pandemic each one has shown real positivity, determination and developed a work ethic they should be enormously proud of. Our students and staff have embraced the challenges and these fantastic results are based on real hard work, grit and graft. As always, we remain grateful for the support of their families throughout and as they leave Battle Abbey, we now look forward to following their futures closely – whether through university, careers or taking time to explore the world on their gap years.’
‘Given their GCSE results were teacher assessed and despite the exam regulators making a concerted effort to manage A Level grades downwards this year, we are delighted to report a significant improvement in comparison with the pre-pandemic 2018-2019 results. Almost a quarter (22%) of all grades are at A* whilst 91% achieved A* – C grades with an overall pass rate of 99%.
‘We remain very proud that there is no stereotypical student at Battle Abbey, and are delighted that a number of different areas of the school can celebrate real success today.’
‘Alongside our thriving EPQ and BTEC programme, the creative arts continue to be a school wide strength with Art, Theatre Studies and Textiles departments all seeing A* – B across the board. Academic rigour can also be seen in our Latin results, with the entire cohort receiving an A grade whilst our Mathematics Department continues to be a fantastic strength for us with 100% of our Further Maths cohort achieving A* – B. Several further departments saw 100% of their cohort achieve A* – C grades including History, Photography, Music, Chemistry and P.E.’
‘As a relatively small school, we are proud that we can offer opportunities for each student to pursue something they love, that they feel passionately about. Whilst almost all students have performed exceptionally well, particular mention should go to Katie Lam who achieved an astonishing 5 A* grades, Amelie Arundell with four A* grades, Ruby Chisholm-Beyer who achieved three A* grades and Harrison Todd achieved two A* grades and 3 A grades. Balthazar Blick secured A*A*A, Corbyn Smithers gained an A* grade and three A grades, as too did Felix Rodgers, George Jempson and Bertie Lambert. Dan Jones and Ameya Sangle achieved A grades across the board whilst Olly Dudman achieved an A* and two A grades’.
‘These results pay testament to the students’ hard work and determination to succeed, and we wish them every success as they leave Battle Abbey School.’
‘Our pupils are now set to go on to a variety of exciting destinations this September – with a record proportion of our leavers going on to Russell Group Universities this year. We have two pupils going on to Veterinary College, several to Art Foundations whilst other students are leaving to study courses as diverse as Criminology, Anthropology, Ancient History, Interior Design and Sport Management at top universities across the UK and beyond. Felix Rodgers is heading off to study International Relations at LSE. Katie Lam has been accepted to study Neuroscience at Kings College London and Lucca Kelf is also off to Kings College but to study Music. Ruby Chisholm Beyer is going on to study Dance at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, George Jempson is going to study Mathematics at Durham, Noah Kirby is heading to Birmingham for Mechanical Engineering and Harrison Todd has been accepted to Warwick to study Maths. A huge congratulations to all involved.’
Pupils, staff and parents came together in the beautiful surroundings of Battle Abbey School on Thursday morning to celebrate another year of strong GCSE results.
Headmaster David Clark said; ‘The Year 11 cohort of 2022 are a talented and popular year group and these results are testament to the character they have shown over what were several disrupted years of education.’
‘Overall we saw a very high pass rate with just under half our cohort achieving 7 – 9 grades across the board. Some 12% of all results were at the highest grade 9, which exceeds our pre-pandemic outcome. We couldn’t be happier with the results and this group of students has been rewarded with the results that they deserve.’
‘The impressive statistics reflect the wide-ranging academic strengths of the school. Certain subjects performed particularly well; Latin once again saw A or A* grades across the board; a quite exceptional outcome. Our Sciences also did particularly well with some three quarters all grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics at grade 7 – 9; the equivalent of an A or A*. Mention should also go to our Maths, Spanish, Music and Textiles departments who once again all posted very strong results.’
‘There were ‘personal bests’ secured by students of all abilities and strong results were in evidence across all subjects but particular mention should go to several students. Oliver Sexton achieved an astonishing ten 9’s and two grade 8’s; Edward Stockham secured nine at grade 9, two grade 8 and a single 7 and Reilly Biglands achieved no less than eight at grade 9, two at 8 and one at grade 7. Equally impressive were Gemma McDonald, who achieved Grade 9 results across the board bar one single grade 7 and Betsy Parsons who achieved all 7 – 9 grades.’
‘We are suitably excited about what this cohort will go on to achieve with us at A Level but below the A and A*s, it’s once again the students who won’t make the headlines that constitute some of the most pleasing results for the teaching staff. The pupils who we managed to assist in getting Bs and Cs when they sometimes lacked self-belief were particularly memorable.’
‘Our highly committed teachers were all on hand this morning to share this experience with the pupils and the excellent relationships between staff, parents and pupils once again shone through.’