Repton School Celebrates Excellent 2022 Exam Results

By , UniversityHerald Reporter

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Repton School, Derbyshire's pre-eminent, co-educational, independent boarding school, is celebrating another year of outstanding exam results. With the announcement of such exceptional grades, Repton's GCSE and A Level students are reaping the rewards of years of hard work and dedication to their studies and, come autumn, many sixth formers will accept offers from world-class universities. 

Headmaster Mark Semmence has expressed his congratulations to all candidates, noting that the success reflects the School's commitment to academic excellence and dedication to each of its pupils' ambitions.

Exceptional Grades for Repton's GCSE Pupils

August 2022 saw much delight among Repton School's GCSE pupils after exam boards released results on Thursday, Aug. 25. Over 60% of entries have been awarded grades 7 to 9, with some pupils achieving all 9s, the topmost grade. Jenna Langley and Maggie Brown both gained an exceptional 10 grade 9s for every examination they sat, and another pupil, Bobby Weston, received 9 grade 9s.

The results stand GCSE pupils in good stead as they transition to the next stage of their education at Repton Sixth Form in the new academic year, starting in September.

Impressive A Level Results

The good news continues for Repton's sixth formers, for whom over 50% of all A Level entries resulted in an A* or A grade. These impressive marks mean many students can now take up offers to study at their top choice of university.

Throughout the upper and lower sixth years, and even during their secondary school years, Repton pupils enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the varied higher education options available in today's world. These options include traditional academic degrees, emerging degree-apprenticeships, and courses at leading international colleges and universities. 

All sixth form pupils receive an extensive programme of higher education advice through a range of talks, online resources, and individualised support from their tutor to help pupils make well-informed decisions for their further education and careers.

Top-Ranking Higher Education Destinations

This year, Head Prefect Mary Brown has accepted an offer to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University. Three more Reptonians have secured spots at Oxford University: Eleonora Coull to read Classics, George Edwards to read Italian and Linguistics, and Sam Nicholls to read Mathematics.

Several of Repton's Sixth Formers will be heading abroad to begin their higher education journeys. New York University is Ben Bonwitt-Marsh's destination as he's set to start a course in Filmmaking and TV at Tisch School of the Arts, one of the top learning centres for artists and filmmakers. Another Reptonian going stateside is Adeyemi Oni, who has secured a place at Saint Mary's College, a top liberal arts college in California.

Many of Repton's budding sports stars are taking their next steps, too. Ella Rush, the current UK Indoor Women's Pentathlon champion, will travel to the University of Georgia to balance her academic pursuits with her promising sporting career. Meanwhile, two hockey scholarship recipients, Bronte Brough and Georgia Kelly, join top U.S. universities Harvard and Cornell. Archie Harrison, Repton's first XI cricket captain and player for Derbyshire CCC, will continue his professional cricket career alongside pursuing a Physiotherapy degree at Nottingham University.

Further destinations for Reptonians include Bath, University College London, Imperial College London, King's College London, Durham, Edinburgh, St Andrew's, Exeter, and many more Russell Group universities where students will begin a broad range of undergraduate courses.

A Consistent and Balanced Education

While Repton boasts an enviable sports and co-curricular programme, academic work lies at the heart of the School's offerings. By setting a high academic standard, Repton helps each pupil reach their highest potential in the classroom.

The education sector is still recovering in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and many students receiving GCSE and A Level results now will have undoubtedly felt the impact. Despite the difficult circumstances caused by the pandemic, by providing each student with access to the School's IT network, virtual lessons, and digital learning resources, and by transitioning exam preparation online, Repton's teachers managed to minimise disruption to pupils' learning. 

It is a testament to Repton's rapid response to the UK's lockdowns and the School's sector-leading remote learning provision that Repton students have done so well on Results Day 2022.

Mark Semmence, Repton's headteacher, shared his delight and congratulations to all GCSE and A Level pupils celebrating their results. He credited the success to a combination of applied study, perseverance, and positivity from pupils and steadfast support from Repton staff, noting that the School is "continuing to see the benefits of providing a consistent and balanced education."

He adds that the School is ambitious for every one of its pupils and mentions the dedication and commitment of Repton's teaching and examination staff who helped these young people gain such outstanding results. For Sixth Formers in particular, these results will allow them to fulfil their future aspirations beyond Repton.

About Repton School

Repton School cultivates a safe and flourishing educational environment that encourages academic excellence, cultural awareness, and the pursuit of passion in sports and creative arts. Established in 1557, Repton has maintained a reputation as one of the UK's top independent boarding schools with a track record of nurturing students into grounded, well-rounded citizens who are ready for further education and rewarding careers. The School delivers a comprehensive education that fuses values like respect, truth, and wholeness, with a focus on a holistic approach to growth and development.

Set amongst the charming backdrop of rural Derbyshire, Repton School is the perfect size to ensure each individual feels supported and valued yet offers the best possible opportunities for students to be able to compete internationally across academia, music, sport, and art.

Repton offers a wide variety of subjects for A Level and GCSE across six main faculties: English, Languages, Humanities, Creative Arts, Mathematics and Digital Literacy, and Science and Physical Education. The School's knowledgeable staff bring years of industry insight and teaching experience to a range of specialist subjects within these fields of study, including fashion, photography, and theatre production.

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