King’s Ely Sixth Form students have received outstanding results this year in their A Levels.

43% of all A2 grades achieved were A* or A, 72% were graded A*- B, 84% were graded A*-C, whilst just one grade prevented 100% of all students achieving A*-E.

15 students achieved at least three passes at A or A*, with Phoebe Ryan achieving 3 A* grades and Hongye Guo achieving 3 A* grades and an A.

Phoebe and Hongye will be taking up their offers from Cambridge University to read Theology, Philosophy and Religion at Murray Edwards College and Natural Sciences at Queens College respectively. James Mitchell also takes up his place at Girton College, Cambridge to read Music after obtaining 1 A* and 2 A grades. Rosamond Van Wingerden, who achieved 2 A* grades and 1 A grade, will attend Princeton University, USA. Tara Benowitz also achieved 2 A* grades and 1 A grade and will be heading to ULC to study Language and Culture.

Across the board, real success stories see students far exceeding their predicted grades and gaining places at top Russell Group universities.

Jane Thomas, Vice Principal Academic, commented: “A Level success requires hard work and dedication and we are delighted with the achievements of all of our Year 13 pupils.”

Sue Freestone, Principal of Kings Ely, added: “Every August I find myself humbled by the achievements of our students. I pay tribute to their teachers and their parents for the support they have provided and to them for the commitment and tenacity with which they meet the challenges of A level whilst finding time to make such telling contributions to their communities.”


Those who achieved all A or A* are as follows:

India Baynes                                         Thomas Bruce

Lucy Green                                          Hongye Guo

Eris Guo                                              James Mitchell

Alexander Nisbet                                 Mark Parry

Panupong Pornsirianant                       Phoebe Ryan

Adrienne Schneider                             Jiabao Tang

Rosamond van Wingerden                   Anna Willis

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