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The staff and governors at Winterbourne Academy are thrilled to share our provisional A Level results in this, the first year of the brand new specifications. The added level of rigour and difficulty of the new specifications has not daunted Winterbourne students, for whom both attainment and point score remain very strong.

We are extremely pleased to announce an improvement in the overall pass rate from 2018, with the 2019 pass rate now sitting at 98% for A Level.

Since 2018 results, we have seen rises in achievement in multiple pass rate measures including A*-B, A*-C and A*-E.  This year, we are thrilled to confirm that over 20% of our students achieved A*-A grades, just under 50% achieved A*-B and 77% achieved A*-C. Additionally, at 98% this year’s pass rate is sitting higher than the national for 2018, which was in itself based on the old, un-revised specifications.

The following students all achieved 3 or more A/A*s in their clutch of results, including EPQ:

  • Shona Buckley               3A
  • Eleanor Child                 3A
  • Lydia Leonard                1A*, 3A, 1B
  • Georgie Locke               3A
  • Thomas Rosenberg    4A*
  • Dilan Ruparell               3A*, 1A, 1B
  • Katie Stevens                3A, 1B
  • Emily Tucker                  2A*, 2A
  • Holly Weaving              3A, 1A*
  • Emily Ashworth           1A*, 2As

Many of our students have amazing results this year, with a number scoring top grades in academic and vocational courses, and, crucially, overall Winterbourne Academy students have met or exceeded national expectations for value-added.

Numerous Winterbourne Academy students have already secured their university places, with 29 of them landing top spots at prestigious Russell Group universities. Special mention and huge congratulations go to the following students who have already been offered and accepted their place:

  •  Thomas Rosenberg, Cambridge (Maths)
  • Lucas Archer, Exeter (Politics and International Relations)
  • Shona Buckley, Leeds (Medicine)
  • Eleanor Child, Cardiff (Business Management with a European Language - Spanish)
  • Lucy Cotgias, Exeter (English and Modern Languages)
  • Isabelle Dunlop, Exeter (Law)
  • Poppy Hall, Southampton (Nursing)
  • Cameron Melton, Bristol (Electrical and Electronic Engineering)
  • Chloe Pitts, Nottingham (Architecture)
  • George Richards, Cardiff (Environmental Geoscience)
  • Lucy Serjent, Bristol (Biological Sciences)
  • Eleanor Seymour, Durham (Psychology)
  • Kathryn Stevens, Newcastle (Medicine and Surgery)
  • Zoe Tanner, Nottingham (Physics)
  • Emily Tucker, Exeter (Geography)
  • Alex Wallage, Exeter (Geography)
  • Holly Weaving, Exeter (Politics and Sociology)
  • Oliver Wimbush, Birmingham (Drama and English)

Congratulations to the 2019 post-16 cohort. Their achievements are testament to their hard work and commitment and will stand them in good stead for success and fulfilment in the future. We wish them the very best for their next steps.


Mr J. Beardmore