Academic Results

Academic Results

GCSE Results 2023

42% of grades at 7-9
93% of grades at 4-9 (A* – C equivalent)
25% of all grades at 8 and 9

A Level Results 2023

A – A* – 33%
A*- B – 58%
A*- C – 78%
A* – E – 98%

A Levels 2023

Battle Abbey School is proud to announce yet another remarkable achievement as it unveils its outstanding A Level results for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Deputy Headteacher, Richard Thorley, said; “The dedication, resilience, and hard work of our students, coupled with the unwavering support of our talented academic staff, have culminated in a set of results that truly reflect the commitment to excellence that defines our wonderful school.”
“The government and Ofqual have been clear since last year that grades issued this summer will be much closer to pre-pandemic levels, but despite this trend for lower grading Battle Abbey pupils still registered an overall pass rate of 98% with an impressive 58% of grades at A* – B. Perhaps most remarkable of all is that a third of all A Level grades were at A* and A, a figure that bucks the national trend. All of which combine to far exceed the successful 2019 results at A Level.

“Some subject departments performed particularly well with Art, French and Latin all seeing their entire cohorts get A* grades. Similarly, the Textiles cohort all got A* to B grades.”

“The class of 2023 has secured places in some of the UK’s most prestigious universities including: Bath, Imperial College, Oxford, Cambridge, Loughborough, Kings and Central St Martin’s, to undertake courses as diverse as Ancient History and Archaeology, Linguistics, Biomedical Science,
Film and Television Production, Politics and International Relations, Classics, Neuroscience and Marine Biology. With a host of further A* successes at BTEC level, these results only underline our commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals prepared for success on the global stage in
whatever field they choose.”

“All of our pupils have achieved but among the many success stories several pupils truly excelled and as such deserve special recognition.”
“David Jempson’s fantastic four A* grades will see him head to Cambridge to read Maths. Holly Higham’s three A* grades mean she has met the requirements to read Classics at Cambridge, whilst fellow student, Mischa Tseliki grades see her head to Oxford to read Experimental Psychology. Andrew Cameron secured A*A*A and will now take his place studying Maths at Imperial College London. Anita Milani’s A*A*A will see her go on to take the prestigious Art Foundation at Central St Martin’s. Isabella Mariani’s A*AA grades will see her study Economics at Imperial this September. Emma Cook’s three A grades will see her take a place at Southampton to study Biomedical Sciences, while Noah Allen’s three A grades will see him secure a place at Nottingham to study Industrial Economics.”

“With almost 90% of our pupils achieving their choices of university, our students’ remarkable results are a testament to their resilience and our dedication and commitment to nurturing their potential.

The whole school extends its heartfelt appreciation to the parents, guardians, and families who have supported their children throughout their educational journey with us. We also extend our gratitude to our dedicated academic and support staff whose tireless efforts have played an instrumental role in shaping these remarkable achievements.”

“In line with our BAS school values, our continued focus on aspiration has allowed us to set new standards in academic excellence, and we look forward to welcoming the next cohort of bright minds and empowering them to reach their fullest potential.”

GCSE 2023

Despite the much publicised return to pre-pandemic marking schemes, the historic halls of Battle Abbey were resounding to the celebrations today as our students, parents and staff collected their impressive GCSE results.

Deputy Headteacher Richard Thorley said; “Our Year 11 students have shown real resilience throughout their courses and thoroughly deserve these exceptional results. An amazing 80% of results were graded at 5 and above, and 42% graded 7 and above (A* and A equivalent). As ever, we remain delighted for all our students, and their individual successes, but are particularly proud that over 25% of results received the very highest grades.

We couldn’t be happier with the results and are delighted that this talented group of students has been rewarded with the results that they deserve. This couldn’t happen without the dedicated staff we are fortunate to have at Battle Abbey, and I have no doubt the strong relationships they create with the students are at the heart of all these successes.

There were so many personal bests secured by students of all abilities and these very pleasing results were in evidence across all subjects reflecting the wide-ranging academic strengths of the School. Within this, a number of subjects performed particularly well, including our Classics department where all candidates achieved grade 9, whilst Mathematics saw a record breaking 51% graded 8 or above, and over 63% at grades 7 – 9. Our superb reputation in STEM/Science continues with Biology, Chemistry and Physics all seeing 70% of grades at A* equivalent. Whilst the Creative Arts continued their excellent A Level results last week, with GCSE Textiles students gaining 80% of grades at 7 – 9 and Art even higher with 90% at this grade level.

Amongst our top performing students, particular mention should go to Anton Orange who achieved a fantastic eleven grade 8-9 results, Lizzie Duckett an exceptional eight 8-9 grades, Billie Bentley and Gethan Tweedie received seven 8-9 grades and Archie Sullivan, Sergey Grudz, Harriet Walker, Charlie Mitchell all achieved a very commendable six 8 – 9 grades.”

Incoming new Headteacher, Hannah Blake, commented; “It was such a pleasure to celebrate these results with the school community today and it is clear that these high achieving students have a bright future ahead. I am delighted to be joining the inspirational staff at Battle Abbey School and look forward to working with the students and their families as they embark on their Sixth Form experience with us.”

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