News Collyer’s A- Team Make The Grade 18.08.2022

Students at Collyer’s, one of the leading sixth form colleges in the country, have achieved 71% high grades (A*-B) at A-Level. Particularly strong individual A*-B subject results include Music (100%), Art Textiles (87%), Government and Politics (84%), History (83%), Physics (83%), Psychology (82%), German (80%), Mathematics (79%) and Law (78%). The overall A-level pass rate is 99.6%.

Collyer’s Principal Dan Lodge said: “I am incredibly proud of the achievement of all our students at Collyer’s this summer after such a challenging time. They’ve shown yet again amazing resilience and perseverance and we’re delighted to see this rewarded with an amazing 71% A*-B and 43% A*-A grades at A Level and equally strong performance across our vocational and technical courses as well.

“Well done and all the best to all our students for your future plans!”

Just some of the noteworthy individual successes included: Joe O’Flaherty, who joined Collyer’s from Tanbridge House School (THS), achieving A*s in the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), Physics, Computer Science, Maths and Further Maths, who now heads to Bath University to study Architectural and Structural Engineering. Josh Wells, who prior to Collyer’s also attended THS, achieved A*s in EPQ, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Biology, and is now set to study Theoretical Physics at the University of Birmingham. Cherrie Lee achieved A*s Physics, Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and B in EPQ and will now read Computer Science at the University of St Andrews.

Cherrie Lee said: “Many thanks to all my teachers. I am glad I have proved myself.”

Joe O’Flaherty said: “I’m relieved that my place has been confirmed, and I’m excited for the next year.”

Josh Wells was delighted: “A big thank you to all my teachers who supported me through Collyers, I couldn’t have done it without them!

Seren Billson, who joined Collyer’s from Oathall Community College, and Zenki Lo, who previously attended Forest, will both study Medicine at Southampton University while Josie Cray, who previously attended Warden Park School in Cuckfield will now read Veterinary Medicine and Science at the University of Surrey. Ex-THS pupil Holly Curtis will study Modern Languages (French) and Linguistics at the University of Oxford, Samuel Forbes, who joined Collyer’s from Forest School will study Computer Science at the University of Cambridge, while Hari Gunturu, formerly of Oriel in Crawley, will study Law at the University of Oxford.

Seren Billson said: “Thank you to all the teachers and my tutor at Collyer’s, their support has been amazing!”

Holly Curtis said: “I would like to thank all my teachers at Collyer’s for supporting me, challenging me, and believing in me. I would also like to thank Noami Lask, Oxbridge Coordinator at Collyer’s for all her help in preparing for the Oxford application process.”

Samuel Forbes said: “I am thrilled with the results I received today! I would like to thank my teachers and parents for all their support over the last two years, despite its challenges, without whom this wouldn’t have been possible!

Iona Haining, who previously attended Millais, is now set to read Engineering at the University of Cambridge, while Becky Holland, who also joined Collyer’s from Millais is heading to Leeds University to read Geography and Environmental Mathematics. Also Cambridge bound is Alex Myall, who will now read History and Politics, having joined Collyer’s from Forest School. Arian Merati, who joined from Durrington School in Worthing will now study Computer Science at Edinburgh University. Miranda Wilson, who previously attended Millais will now read Natural Sciences at Cambridge.

Hari Gunturu who was also a Student Governor at Collyers: “Thank you to all the staff at Collyer’s for assisting me in my studies for the past two years – particularly to all my dedicated teachers who supported me throughout the pandemic and exam season. I’ve had such a wonderful time here and though I’m sad to leave, I’m very excited for what comes next!’

Becky Holland said: “I’d love to thank all the staff, friends and family who have taught or supported during the wonderful two years I’ve had at Collyers. It has been great!

Arian Merati said: “All my teachers at Collyer’s have been amazing. The past two years have been challenging, but knowing I have teachers to depend on has made it so much easier.”

Alex Myall said: “A massive thank you to all of the staff at Collyer’s for their amazing support and work over the last two years.”

Miranda Wilson added: “Thank you to all my teachers for their help and encouragement over the past two years – with both university applications and exam preparation.”

Deputy Principal Steve Martell was delighted with the college’s Level 3 vocational and T-Level success: “Our expert staff and bright, resilient, hard-working students have performed wonderfully, yet again!”

The college’s post results advice service is now in full swing, with senior academic staff guiding students through appeals and into appropriate university and higher education pathways.

Dan Lodge added: “The Collyer’s community could not be prouder of the class of 2022.”

Thank you to all the staff at Collyer’s for assisting me in my studies for the past two years - particularly to all my dedicated teachers who supported me throughout the pandemic and exam season Hari Gunturu