Rhubarb 2020

ST EDWARD’S r h u b a r b

2020 LEAVERS Following a year like no other, we were delighted with the results achieved by our Upper Sixth, the vast majority of grades awarded being in line with expectations, despite widespread concern about how they would be calculated.

A Levels 84% of A Level grades were awarded at A*-B (79% in 2019) and 55% at A*/A (46% in 2019). Particular congratulations go to the following pupils who achieved outstanding results:


Next Steps Popular universities this year were Edinburgh, Bristol, Durham, Exeter and the London universities. As ever, Teddies pupils demonstrated a wide range of interests in their chosen courses including: Creative and Professional Writing, Fine Art, Acting, Agriculture with Farm Business Management, Product Design and Song Writing. A significant number will also be travelling overseas: the Universitat Internaçional de Catalunya in Barcelona, Northeastern, Boston, Loyola Marymount University in LA, Pepperdine University in Malibu, California and Southern Methodist University in Texas. ARCHIE GREEN A*AA – University of Bristol, Engineering Mathematics BEN MACHIN – A*AA The University of Edinburgh, History HAMISH SMART – A*AA The University of Edinburgh, Economic History MILLY BRACEY – A*AAB Applying to the US ALANNA MCCRUM A*AA – The University of Edinburgh, Art

ANIELLA WEINBERGER – A*A*A* The University of Edinburgh, English Literature and History RAUF SHARIFOV – A*A*AA University College London, Architecture TAMMY WANG – A*A*AA + Distinction in Advanced Extension Award Mathematics University College London, Mathematics NIYAZ KANAYEV – A*A*AB The University of Bath, Mechanical Engineering MIKE DENVIR – A*AA University of St Andrews, Classics

FERDI VAN DER HEIDEN – A*A*A*A* University of Bristol, Mechanical Engineering ALESSANDRO CORRIAS – A*A*A*A Loughborough University, Aeronautical Engineering MANDY LIANG – A*A*A*A + Distinction in Advanced Extension Award Mathematics – University College London, Mathematics CARIS BAKER – A*A*A* The University of Edinburgh, Philosophy FLORENCE CLIFFORD – A*A*A* Durham University, English Literature and History

The International Baccalaureate Nearly 100 pupils at Teddies received their International Baccalaureate results this summer. With final exams cancelled, the IB Organisation (IBO) calculated results based largely on coursework. It is fair to say that there were a number of unexpected results for IB candidates at Teddies and at schools all over the world. In the UK, the Warden took the lead in challenging the IB’s assessment model and carried out a number of media interviews with, among others, The Financial Times , The Times and the Times Educational Supplement . In response to pressure from the Warden and other Heads, the IB reviewed their assessment model and made a number of changes, bringing good news for some of our pupils, but not for all those who deserved it. At the time of writing, he continues to press the IBO to review a number of outstanding cases.

Over 86% of Higher Level grades were 7-5 (A*-B). The following pupils achieved outstanding results: NATALIA ELEZOVIC, 42 points, Comparative Literature, University College London ELLA LEESON, 42 points, next steps to be confirmed GWENDY DAVENPORT, 42 points, Modern

EVA LIVINGSTONE, 39 points, next steps to be confirmed WILL TOZER, 39 points, Anthropology at Durham University BEN COURTNEY-GUY, 39 points, History, Bristol University ALEX MACCRINDLE, 39 points, PPE, Nottingham University ELAINE GSCHWANDTNER, 38 points, will apply to the University of Vienna RICCARDO KAHALE, 39 points, Business, Bath University JACK POTTER, 38 points, Combined Honours, Newcastle University OSCAR HILTON-JOHNSON, 38 points, next steps to be confirmed

Languages, Somerville College, Oxford CAN MORAND, 40 points, Biomedical Sciences, King’s College London FLO VON SIMSON , 40 points, Philosophy, Bristol University WILHELM BECKERS, 39 points, will apply to a German university LOLA MORA BALIL , 39 points, Environmental Studies and International Affairs at Northeastern, Boston, USA

We are proud of all our pupils’ achievements and look forward to supporting them in their next adventure.


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