Our students have achieved some excellent A level results this year, with 17% of all A levels being awarded an A*. This is an impressive achievement considering every student at the College is required to study two of the hardest subjects - Maths to A level and Physics to AS level (70% will also take Physics A level).
All our students who are sponsored by one of the branches of the MOD have been successful in gaining a university place on a course approved by the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme (DTUS), or have been offered Direct Entry to the single Services, or have alternative routes within Defence. Many of these students on DTUS courses will study for degrees on highly competitive and demanding engineering courses with very high entry grades. DTUS students will receive an annual bursary of £4000 whilst at university, and on graduating will start their new careers by attending officer training at Dartmouth, Sandhurst or Cranwell or enter the MOD Graduate Programme.
5 students achieved the remarkable feat of being awarded 4 A* grades: Adam Copestake, an Army student from Nottinghamshire, will now study Maths at Birmingham; Ciaran Dowds, from Dumfries and Galloway, is a Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) student and will study Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial; Dylan Foberby, a Royal Navy student from Suffolk will read Computing at Imperial; Tesni Haddon-Mcmillan, a DESG student and from Dundee, will study Physics at Imperial; and Jodie Mitchell from Lincolnshire, an RAF student, will study Engineering at Cambridge. In addition, Matthew Trewren, an RAF student from Surrey, has also won a place to study Engineering at Cambridge.
The Principal, Peter Middleton, said: “All of our students have worked incredibly hard to achieve these high grades required by the MOD and our partner universities. We are delighted that over 80% of our students have been offered a place at their university and their course of first choice and wish them every success in their future careers within the MOD and beyond. I am grateful to all the staff for their tireless work in supporting our students to realise such success.”
There were also some outstanding AS level results for the Lower Sixth with 11 students achieving four A grades and 13 more achieving three A grades.
See full set of 2018 results here