Remarkable A Level Results for the Class of 2023

17 August 2023

Congratulations to all Year 13 students at Roedean, who have achieved remarkable A Level results, with 28.2% of all grades at A*, and 55.5% at A*-A.

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A remarkable set of A Level Results for the Class of 2023

Congratulations to all Year 13 students at Roedean, who have achieved remarkable A Level results, with 28.2% of all grades at A*, and 55.5% at A*-A.  These results are exceptional, particularly given the disruption to their education due to Covid, and the fact that they did not sit GCSE examinations.  The Year 13 cohort is the largest for over a decade, yet there is impressive strength in depth in all subjects.  Nine students, 10% of the cohort, achieved straight A* grades, with 29 top grades between them, and almost one third of the students were awarded all A* and A Grades.  Underlining their calibre, over half of the year-group were awarded at least one A* grade, and the percentage of grades at A* far exceeds all previous results excluding the Covid years – there is no doubt that they are the product of outstanding diligence and commitment to success.

Niamh Green, the Head at Roedean said, ‘I am incredibly proud of what this year-group has achieved, particularly taking the educational context of their A Levels into account.  These are the first public examinations they have taken, and I am thrilled that all their hard work resulted in fantastic grades.  Not only have they been successful academically, but they have also thrown themselves into so many other areas of school life and made a difference both within our community and beyond.  I am delighted for them, and extremely grateful to all my colleagues for supporting them so well.

The numbers taking Humanities subjects and Languages are very healthy, and Roedean students have again been highly successful in STEM subjects, bucking the trend for girls’ schools: 55% of Year 13 took Mathematics, and over 20% took Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology.  The Art Department pioneered a highly unusual approach in schools, which allowed students to complete Art A Level in just one year in Year 12, and then to undertake a BTEC Level 3 Foundation course in Year 13, with exceptional results – Betty and Anthea achieved a Distinction and a Merit in this qualification which is usually only taught at universities.

Congratulations to the four students holding offers for Oxford and Cambridge, Alyssa, Ellen, Gabby, and Lea, all of whom achieved the required grades to take up their places to read Engineering, Jewish Studies, History and Politics, and Human Social and Political Sciences.  The range of options the students have chosen is as impressive as ever, and a few examples include the following: Jemima, Maddie, Phoebe and Sylva will take up highly-coveted places to study Medicine; Emma will begin a degree apprenticeship; Millie has a place at Norland for the renowned Early Childhood Education course; and Karena will take up her Double Bass performance scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music.  We are pleased that the vast majority will take up places at their first-choice universities, and the most popular destinations are University College London, Southampton, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Imperial College London.

The Roedean community is incredibly proud of what the Year 13s have achieved – whilst being hugely supportive of each other, they have shown the determination, independence, and resilience required to be highly successful academically, and this will stand them in excellent stead as they move forward to the next stages of their lives.