A levels: BMS students celebrate highest number of A* grades

MBTC BMS A level results day
MBTC BMS A level results day

In a year where top grades are down nationally, Bedford Modern School

students are celebrating the School’s highest ever percentage of A* grades at

A Level achieving 22 per cent - up 6per cent on last year.

A total of 96 per cent of students obtained grades

A*- C.

The top performing female students were former Head Girl, Charlie Rex and

Senior Monitor, Pippa Edge, both securing three A* grades and a place at the

prestigious Durham University to study Natural Sciences.

Sam Hosegood received the highest grades in the School. He obtained an A* in Maths,

Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry and an A grade in German.

Sam said: “I’m delighted with my results. I’m taking a gap year before I go

on to university and have secured a place at Schroders and will be working in

asset management.”

Zac Ziaullah has also decided to work in industry when he leaves BMS. He

fought off competition from 4,800 hopefuls to gain an apprenticeship with

Barclays Investment Banking in Canary Wharf.

10 BMS students have secured highly competitive university medical places

and Peter Scott will be studying Veterinary Medicine at Bristol University after

obtaining A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

Five students have successfully secured places at Oxford and Cambridge.

Zakhir Khoker and Zain Charfare will study medicine at Cambridge, Tom

Mackinnon and Josie Western will study Languages at Cambridge and Oxford

respectively and Ranjeev Menon will study Computing at Cambridge.

More than half of all students (52%) achieved A*- A grades and an

impressive 46 of the 156 students obtained three A grades or better. 75% of

students who took Drama and Theatre Studies achieved an A* grade.

Michael Hall, headmaster, said: “I could not be more delighted with this

incredible set of results which has surpassed my expectations. To achieve

83per cent of grades at A*- B is outstanding but 22per cent of grades at A* is quite

exceptional. This is only possible when a mutually supportive relationship

exists between students, parents and staff. Congratulations to everyone

involved in this success but importantly to our students whose hard work has

certainly paid off.”