Five A*s for Repton School pupil

Repton School pupils are celebrating their A Level results with 12% of entries being awarded an A* grade.

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16th August 2019 — Serena Cole takes up her offer to study Medicine at Trinity, Cambridge with an astounding result of five A*s. She will be joined by Emily Smith who will read Medicine at St. John’s, Cambridge after gaining three A*s. Lucas Pringle will read English at Gonville and Caius, Cambridge after also achieving a clean sweep of three A*s. Serena, Emily and Lucas also each achieved an A* in their Extended Project Qualifications. Sam Riley will read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Marcus Tarrant will read Economics and Management at Pembroke, Oxford.

The results have once again led to diversification in the higher education pathways chosen by Repton School pupils with many choosing to head to the USA for their university studies. Ellie Mitchell takes up an offer to study at Brown (one of the eight Ivy League universities) whilst Emilia Kaczmarczyk and Esme Gibson gained hockey scholarships to well renowned universities. Tommy Redhead has accepted an offer to study at Fairfield with a soccer scholarship, and Martin Thomas will study at UT in Tyler, where he will continue to develop his tennis.

Many Reptonians will commence studies on the UK’s top-ranked university courses including Finance and Mathematics at the London School of Economics, Engineering at universities including Imperial College, University College London, and Loughborough. As ever, Exeter remains a popular choice with a number of students accepting offers to study here in courses including Politics and International Relations, as well as History and Liberal Arts.

There have been a number of successes with our aspiring medics. As well as Serena and Emily securing their places to read medicine at the University of Cambridge, Katherine Carr will take up her offer to read medicine at Edinburgh, Matthew Rhodes will study medicine at the University of East Anglia, and Rahul Kaushal-Bolland heads off to read medicine at Palacký University Olomouc, in the Czech Republic.

Matthew Bowman, captain of Repton School’s 2018-19 1st XI football team, successfully combined the completion of his A Levels with his signing of a professional contract with Dunfermline Athletic, demonstrating how Repton’s specialist football programme allows pupils to develop their football without compromising their academic prospects.

Repton School’s Headmaster, Mr Mark Semmence, commented: “I am delighted that the hard work and application of our pupils and the support of our staff has allowed so many of our leavers to achieve their aspirations beyond Repton. The School is always proud of the achievements of Reptonians and never more so than on Results Day – congratulations!”

Repton School (Coed 13-18) is a day and boarding school in Derbyshire.

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