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Didcot Sixth Form Students Celebrate Best Ever Results

Posted on: 18/08/2022

A-level Examination Results Summer 2022 – Didcot Sixth Form

Didcot Sixth Form, a partnership between Didcot Girls’ School and St Birinus School, is celebrating the outstanding achievements of its students in A Level qualifications this summer. This cohort have achieved the highest results achieved in public examinations in the history of Didcot Sixth Form, despite considerable disruption to their education over the past three years.

Students in this cohort have worked hard and shown remarkable resilience in challenging circumstances throughout their time at Didcot Sixth Form. We are delighted that the grades students were awarded today recognise this hard work and allow our students to go on to the destinations they desire.  

In summary, for the 166 students who completed their A level studies this year:

  • 18% of all entries gained A* grades
  • 44% of all entries gained A*-A grades
  • 68% of all entries gained A*-B grades
  • 88% of all entries gained A*-C grades
  • 99% of all entries gained A*-E grades

In more concrete terms, this means that:

  • 40 students have achieved A or A* grades in all of their A Level qualifications, with 7 of these students receiving A* grades in each of their A Levels
  • 107 students have secured a place at their university of choices. Of these students, more than half have secured places at Russell Group universities
  • 6 students are going on to study at Oxford or Cambridge, with a further 3 students going on to study Medicine, Dentistry, or Veterinary Science

Whilst we celebrate the success of each of our students, there are some exceptional performances, with the following students achieving A* grades in all of their A levels:

  • Lucia di Genova Gonzalez has received 5 A* grades and is going on to study Physics at Imperial College London
  • Lizzy White has received 4 A* grades and is going on to Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge to study Natural Sciences
  • James Cooper has received 4 A* grades and is going on to Worcester College at the University of Oxford to study Mathematics
  • Brandon Hawkes has received 4 A* grades and is going on to the University of Warwick to study Computer Science
  • Emily Smith has received 4 A*grades and is going on to the University of Manchester to study an MSc in Neuroscience  
  • Felix Marsh has received 3 A* grades and is going to study Mathematics at the University of Bristol
  • Tiegan Campbell has received 3 A* grades and is going to study Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter

We are particularly pleased this year by the number of students who have secured high-quality apprenticeships at a range of employers in the area. These include:

  • Henry Bryson-Stallard – Level 4 – Critchley’s Accountants – Tax Technician
  • Millie Fry – Level 4 – Thames Valley Police – Police Detective
  • Abbey Pollard – Level 4 – Thames Valley Police – Police Constable
  • Maisie Rogers – Level 6 – BMW – Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Muskaan Sohal – Level 4 – Harihara Accountants – Accountancy
  • Luke Speckels – Level 3 – UKAEA – Engineering
  • Callum Stock – Level 3 – Oxford Instruments – Engineering
  • Elliot Tappin – Level 4 – National Grid – Foundation Degree in Engineering
  • Sam Will – Level 6 – NielsenIQ – Business Management


James Cross, Director of Didcot Sixth Form, said:

“We couldn’t be prouder of our Year 13 cohort today. They have been a wonderful cohort, have worked hard since the first day of Year 12, and are destined for success in the many and varied pathways they have chosen. It is a source of great comfort that these young people will be the leaders of tomorrow.”


Rachael Warwick, Executive Headteacher of Ridgeway Education Trust, which includes Didcot Sixth Form, said:

“I am delighted for our students who have achieved much-deserved success in unprecedented circumstances. My sincere thanks and gratitude to the staff who have supported our students with such commitment and dedication over the last two challenging years. Congratulations to all our students who leave with our very best wishes for the future!”


William Manning, Headteacher of St Birinus School, said:

“Year 13 have undergone a Sixth Form experience like no other over the past few years and they have demonstrated the most remarkable character and resilience to deliver such amazing results in their first experience of external examinations - we couldn’t be prouder of their achievements today."


Georgina Littler, Headteacher of Didcot Girls’ School, said:

"We are thrilled with this excellent set of results which are testament to the tremendous hard work of students and staff over the past two years. We wish Year 13 students all the very best for the future and we know that the determination, talent and resilience they have demonstrated over the past two years will stand them in good stead for a brilliant future. Well done!"


Charlotte Hanna, Head of Year 13 and Deputy Director of Didcot Sixth Form, said:

“I am incredibly proud of each and every student in Year 13. They have managed themselves with maturity and tenacity and, whatever their destinations, each student should be very proud of what they have achieved during their time with us. I sincerely hope that they look back on their time at Didcot Sixth Form as a positive one. It has been an honour to support our students over the past two years, and I wish them all the very best as the next stage of life begins. Congratulations!”

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