A Level Results 2017

Students and staff at The Howard School are today celebrating excellent A Level results, with many students once again achieving outstanding grades and going on to top universities.

In the large and inclusive sixth form of our excellent non-selective school, 135 students took A Levels and their equivalents this year, achieving some of the best results in the school’s history.

Another superb pass rate was achieved, including at the highest grades. 11% of all A Levels taken were passed with an A* or A grade, 35% were passed with grades A*- B, and 68% were passed with grades A*-C. In addition students achieved an average grade of Distinction* in vocational courses, the highest grade available. These results show significant progress for the students of the school, improving on the already high standards set last year. Value added is strongly positive, indicating that in The Howard sixth form students make stronger progress than the average from GCSE to A Level. Most importantly perhaps, many students have secured places at universities of their choice, including some of the most prestigious in the country.

Headteacher Mr Millar said: “We are very proud of The Howard School students’ achievements. There are excellent results across the board, for which students have worked extremely hard. I would like to offer students warmest congratulations and on their behalf thank all their teachers for their contribution to making these results possible.”

There were many examples of outstanding individual performances. These include amongst many others:



Going to…

Connor Simmons

English Language and Literature (A*); Creative Writing (A*); History (A); Government and Politics (B)

Durham University to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Jamie Keam

Chemistry (A); Mathematics (A);  Physics (A)

Loughborough University to study Chemical Engineering.

Jack Beaumont

Photography (A*); Graphics (A); Sport Science (D*)

Gap year then an art and design course at university

Mollie Mahoney

Finance (A); Government and Politics (B); Business Studies (B)

Accounting Apprenticeship with Deloitte (London)

Reece Cordery

English Language and Literature (A); Fine Art (B); Religious Studies (B); Sociology (C)

University of Kent to study English and American Literature.

Samuel Honey

English Language and Literature (A); History (B); Geography (C)

University of Kent to study Journalism.

Katie James

Creative Writing (B); Media and Film (B); Religious Studies (B)

University of Roehampton to study Film.

Leah O’Farrell

Forensic Science (Dist*); Law (Dist*); Finance (B)


Mr Millar continued: “Alongside these, there are many other excellent sets of results, including many which represent real achievements for the students concerned, even though they may not hit the headlines. This year continues to build on our established record of success across the whole range of subjects, academic and creative, arts, sciences and mathematics. The results our students have gained this year will ensure they are equipped to succeed in the ever-changing world we live in. We wish The Howard School graduates this year every success for the next stage of their education.”

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A Level Results 2017