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Outstanding 2014 Exam Results

A level Results

Ryde School pupils have once again enjoyed another outstanding year of A level results, with grades even higher than the excellent results of 2013.

The pupils achieved the following statistics: 51% of entries were A* or A grades; 75% of entries were A* to B grades; 91% of exams were C grades or above. When taking into account results from the International Baccalaureat, 54% of entries were awarded A*/A.

Mark Waldron, Headmaster of Ryde School said ‘We are delighted with these results, our pupils have worked very hard and have exceeded their targets yet again. We were already celebrating record results at IB and now we have these excellent A level results too. With 10% of the Upper Sixth accepted to Oxbridge and so many going on to other great universities and courses, we are justifiably proud of our pupils, their ambition and hard work’.

Ryde School top performers include:

Benjamin Jarman from Freshwater, who achieved an outstanding 6 A* grades alongside three top grades in Cambridge University’s STEP Maths papers and will be going to Trinity College, Cambridge to study Mathematics and Victor Nip with six A levels all at A* or A who has a place to read Mathematics at Warwick.

Joe Buckwell, Ventnor, achieved three A* grades and will be reading Physics at Oxford.

Emma Gillett of Totland Bay (2 A*s and 2 A’s), Law at Oxford.

Ieuan Perkins, Chillerton,  (2A*s and an A), English at Oxford.

Jack Philipsborn from Bembridge (1 A* and 2 As), Land Economy at Cambridge.

Will Duxson, Alex Fontana and Imogen Tew all achieved at least 2 A* grades and an A grade.   

Sarah Flanagan, Eleanor Ness, Isabella Parkes, Robbie Phillips, Mark Scaife, Robert Selby, Ella Symons, Michelle Tin and Milton Yue all achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better.

Ryde School will be hosting an Open Morning on September 27th from 10am for prospective pupils and their parents; the Headmaster will be pleased to discuss A level and International Baccalaureate options and bursaries on the day.


International Baccalaureate

Ryde School is celebrating another excellent set of results for sixth formers who have taken the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) this summer. 67% of subject grades were 6 or 7, the equivalent to A*/A at A level, and all students passed the Diploma with a points average of 35.2 out of a maximum 45*, the best result yet for the School.

The successful students are going on to study a variety of courses including Music at Edinburgh, Biochemistry in Sheffield and Computer Science in Utah. Cowes resident Rachel Brown was particularly successful, gaining 41 points and so gaining a place to read Natural Sciences at King’s College, Cambridge.

Head Master Mark Waldron commented, ‘naturally we are delighted with these excellent results. The variety of courses and universities our students are going on to demonstrates just how well the IB prepares young people for a diverse range of subjects. I am proud of our pupils and staff for achieving these results, but also proud that Ryde School will continue to offer the IB, an international and enriching course which universities are increasingly recognising as a gold standard in sixth form education.’

*This is compared to a world average of 29.8 last year, figures for this year are not yet available but the figure has been consistently around this for many years.