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Millfield Upper Sixth exam results show seven year high in A* and A grades
3rd September 2018

Millfield pupils celebrated their exam results on August 16th.

In A level, Pre-U and BTEC, pupils achieved 33% A* and A grades or equivalent, the highest percentage in seven years. The overall pass rate was 99.2%.

Our Top 100 pupils achieved 100% A*- B in 13 subjects, including seven languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin and Spanish.

Exceptional individual achievements include:

Top achiever Zoe Varney received four A*s in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics. Zoe is an U18 International chess player and West of England U18 Champion. She was a keen dancer at Millfield and also achieved a distinction in an UKMT Mathematical Olympiad. She will now study Natural Sciences at Durham University.

Alexander Haselton achieved three A*s in Computer Science, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and an A in Physics. He will study Computer Science at Durham University.

Luca Steinfeld achieved three A*s in Economics, Mathematics and Physics and an A in AS Further Mathematics. Luca will study Economics at University College, London.

Harry Kemp studied BTEC Art & Design, receiving the highest possible grade of D*D*D*, equivalent to 3 A*s at A level. Harry has a Grade 8 in singing and is a member of the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain. Also a sportsman, Harry was awarded the first 2nd dan grade in karate in Millfield’s history. Harry has applied for a motor engineering apprenticeship at The Tank Museum in Dorset.

Also in BTEC Art & Design, Hazel Chapman and Charlotta Timms both achieved D* D* D* and will now take up courses in Sportswear Design and Graphic Design at Falmouth University, respectively. In addition, Rebecca Forster was awarded D* D* D and will join Birmingham City University to study Jewellery and Silversmithing.

Elena Baggio achieved A*s in French and German, in addition to As in Economics and Mathematics and will study European Social & Political Studies at University College, London.

Aidan Nicholls, 2nd team footballer and trumpeter, achieved A*s in Mathematics and Physics and As in Chemistry and Further Mathematics. He also received an A grade for his Extended Project Qualification. He will now take up a place at Durham University to read General Engineering.

Talented triathlete Oscar Coggins was the Asian Junior Triathlon Champion this year. He gained A*s in Mathematics and Physics, an A in Further Mathematics and a B in Economics. Oscar will study Mechanical Engineering at Loughborough University.

Amy Rumney achieved A*s in Economics and Geography and an A in Biology. Amy will study Geography at the University of Edinburgh.
Ben Ashton-Rigby achieved A*s in Economics and Geography and an A in Physical Education. He has a place to study Business Economics at Cardiff University.

Harriet Smith received the Spirit of Millfield Award for her contribution to sport. She gained A*s in Economics and Psychology and an A in Mathematics. She will study Economics and Finance at the University of Exeter.

Jacob Berger achieved an A* in Mathematics, an A in Geography and a D3 in Pre-U History. Jacob will study Archaeology at Jesus College, University of Cambridge.

Lauren Edwards achieved an A* in Mathematics, As in Physics and Chemistry and a B in Further Mathematics, and will study Medicine at the University of St Andrews. Lauren was a member of Millfield’s premier chamber choir Camerata, and achieved Grade 8 in singing and ballet.

Millfield top ranked chess player, Thomas Goldie achieved A*s in Mathematics and German, and Bs in Economics and Further Mathematics. He will study Economics at the London School of Economics.

First team footballer Stanley Cunningham achieved an A* in Mathematics, As in Biology and Physics and an AS in Further Mathematics. He will now study Mathematics at the University of Exeter.

Samuel Taylor received an A* in Mathematics and As in Biology and Economics, as well as an A in AS Further Mathematics. Samuel played 1st and 2nd team football and will study Financial Mathematics and Statistics at the London School of Economics.

Former Head Girl, Rosie Sawrey-Cookson achieved an A* in Biology and As in Chemistry and Physics. She captained the squash team and played hockey for Millfield and will now embark on a degree in Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Flora Farthing achieved an A* in Economics and As in Geography and Mathematics. Flora has a place to study Geography with Economics at the London School of Economics.

Alexander Fielder achieved an A* in Economics and As in Media Studies and Psychology. Alexander will study Business and Management at the University of Exeter.

Kirsten Meehan achieved an A* in Biology and As in Economics and Mathematics. Kirsten was Head Girl and captained the Hockey 1st team, helping them win the Independent Schools Nationals in 2017 and 2018. Kirsten was also a member of the school’s Brass Ensemble. She will study Law at St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge.

Other high achievers in their top three subjects include: Arabella Bennett, William Brenninkmeijer, Charles Clist, Octavia Elliott, Edoardo Galbiati, Millie Gibbons, Edward Green, Edward Harris, Saba Hartley, Allegra Page, Benjamin Penton and Lauren Shepheard.
Millfield Headmaster, Craig Considine, said, “Our Upper Sixth pupils have performed to their personal best and achieved individual outcomes to be proud of in this year’s examinations. It is testament to both the pupils’ hard work and the quality of teaching that we have seen a seven year high in A* and A grades. Both academically, and in arts and sport, pupils have demonstrated the importance of commitment and application in everything they do. These attributes will stand them in good stead as they embark on the next stage of their lives.”

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