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Results day success for Upper Sixth pupils

Published Wednesday 9th of December 2015 11:07:12 AM

Upper Sixth pupils are celebrating their exam results across A-level, BTEC and Pre-U. 299 Upper Sixth pupils sat A-levels across 34 different subjects, this year saw a 99.2% pass rate with pupils achieving 25% A* to A grades. Twenty seven pupils secured three or more A grades. In BTEC 62% of the grades awarded were Distinctions or above, which is equivalent to an A or above at A-level. Two pupils have earnt sought after places at Oxbridge, congratulations to Upper Sixth Thomas Ash and Old Millfieldian Jack Dickens. This follows this year’s fantastic Ivy League success with two Upper Sixth pupils, Olivia Allin and Victoria Boylett, gaining places at the highly competitive Harvard University and OM Jack Smith to attend Columbia. Of this year’s cohort, a total of 46 pupils are set for North American universities. Millfield Headmaster Craig Considine said: “Congratulations to our pupils who have worked tremendously hard to achieve these grades. "At Millfield we are dedicated to blending academic excellence with a vast array of co-curricular opportunities outside of the classroom. Our leavers will not only take away their academic results, they will be well-equipped for any future challenges they may face as they move beyond Millfield. These results are commendable and are testament to the pupils’ exceptional effort. "I’m sure I speak for the Upper Sixth pupils in thanking their excellent teachers, tutors, Head of Year and parents and families for their constant support, guidance and encouragement.” There have been many individual success stories this year, with an extensive list of both academic and co-curricular achievements, these include: Thomas Ash who secured A*s in Economics and Mathematics, an A in Further Mathematics and D1 in Pre-U History, which carries more UCAS points than an A* at A-level. Tom was an active member in the Academic and Debating Societies and was a member of Millfield’s Bank of England Target 2.0 team as well as a key part of the school’s Ski team. Thomas will study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford. Fellow debater, and captain of the Basketball team, Christian Moore achieved A*s in English Literature and Philosophy and D1 in Pre-U History. Christian was a regular attendee of Academic Society events, and was one of Millfield’s delegates to a Model United Nations Conference earlier this year. He will take up a place at Durham University for a Combined Honours in Social Sciences. Alexandra Hussey undertook four A-levels and achieved A*s in Economics and Mathematics and an A in both Chemistry and Further Mathematics. The 1st team Netball player will begin at Durham University, studying Economics. International swimmer Daniel Speers, who won gold for Team GB earlier this summer at the Baku European Games, secured A*s in Chemistry and Mathematics and an A in Biology. He will now be heading to the United States to attend Notre Dame University. Connor Howell will also be heading to the US to study at Arizona State University after he secured A*s in Biology and Economics and an A in Mathematics. Samuel Zijderveld from the Netherlands took four A-levels, securing A*s in Mathematics and Physics, an A in Further Mathematics and a B in Economics. The national swimmer and regional golfer will begin his four year course in Physics at Durham University this September. Matthew Pullan received A*s in Economics and Politics and an A in Mathematics and will pursue Government and Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), as will classmate Murtaza Jameel who achieved A*s in Mathematics and Economics and an A in Physics. Dancer Ruby Olive, who was a member of Millfield’s Bazique dance troupe for high performing senior dancers, achieved As for three of her four A-levels in Economics, English Literature and French and a B in Mathematics. Keen athlete on the track, talented swimmer and girls’ Rowing captain Amy Cooper achieved straight As in Mathematics, Psychology and Spanish. Former Head Girl Josephine Jennings received a D2 in Pre-U History, equivalent to an A* at A-level, an A in German and B in English Literature. She will now study Modern Languages and European Studies at the University of Bath. Old Millfieldian, and last year’s Head Boy, Jack Dickens will take his place at Cambridge University to study History from September. National swimmer and county hockey player Hanna Lidbetter secured an A* in Economics and As in Latin and Mathematics. Hanna was one of a group of pupils who visited Millfield’s international charity in Lalibela, Ethiopia, this year to see how Millfield donations have improved the town and its school. She will study Classics at the University of Nottingham. Senior prefect Paisley Banks (pictured) has been at Millfield since starting at Millfield Prep in Year 6, the art scholar secured As across the board in Art and Design, Biology and Geography and will start at the University of Leeds in September studying Ecology and Environmental Biology. Manar Al-Busaidi from Oman took five A-levels and achieved an A* in Arabic, As in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics and a C in Further Mathematics. She will study Chemical Engineering at UCL (University College London). Talented pianist Judy Zhu has been a prominent member of the Music department, Judy secured an A* in Philosophy and As in Mathematics and Music. She will continue her music studies at King’s College London. Lindsay Reid’s straight As in Biology, Geography and Mathematics has seen her accepted into London’s Imperial College to study Biology. All-rounder Rebecca Hussey balanced her love for sports and music alongside her academic studies. The county Netball and Hockey player is also a keen rower and member of Millfield’s wind band and chorus. She secured an A* in Biology, A in Mathematics and B in Physics, and will study Mathematics at the University of Exeter. In BTEC, two Art and Design pupils achieved D*D*D*. Art scholar Harriotte Preston will begin at Lancaster University to study Design Innovation. Hockey A team player Zoe Zembrzuski received an A* in A-level Photography alongside her BTEC studies and will be studying Art at the University of Reading from September. Other top achievers include: Hamish Weir – A*s in Economics and Geography and an A in Business Studies; Meredith Thorpe – A*s in English Literature and Mathematics and Merit 1 in Pre-U History; Toby Griffiths – A* in Mathematics, As in Further Mathematics and Physics and B in Economics; Milo Carroll – A* in Mathematics, As in Art and Design and Economics; Liam Connolly – A* in Economics and As in Mathematics and Physics; Emre Baburoglu – A* in Mathematics and As in Chemistry and Further Mathematics; Nicholas Thorp – A* Economics and As in Business Studies and Psychology; Manal Al-Siyabi – As in Arabic, Mathematics and Psychology and B in Chemistry; Catalina Curbishley-Esnaola – As in Economics, English Literature, Photography and Spanish; Poppy Theron – As in Art and Design, Mathematics and Physics; Ellie Pawsey - A* in Business Studies, A in Geography and B in English Literature.
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