A-level results day 2016: The Nobel School, Stevenage

Nobel School students Ben Gray, Bobby Banks and Ellie Ward are all going to the University of Oxford

Nobel School students Ben Gray, Bobby Banks and Ellie Ward are all going to the University of Oxford. - Credit: Archant

There was a 99 per cent pass rate at A*-E at The Nobel School in Stevenage, with head Martyn Henson ‘absolutely delighted’ with the improved A-level results.

Nobel School A-level success: head Martyn Henson with students Ben Gray, Philip Snoad, Michael Tsang

Nobel School A-level success: head Martyn Henson with students Ben Gray, Philip Snoad, Michael Tsang, Bobby Banks, Dylan Butterfield, Ellie Ward, Claire Holtham, and teachers Matt Grinyer (director of sixth form) and Harvey Sehejpal. - Credit: Archant

Overall, 24 per cent of students achieved A*-B grades and 85 per cent A-C. For BTEC courses, 80 per cent got a Distinction* or Distinction.

“We are absolutely delighted that our results have improved in all areas again this year,” said Mr Henson.

“Our results are testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication from students, staff and parents and they include some outstanding individual performances, particularly at the highest levels. We are especially pleased with the number of students who have achieved the highest A* and A grades.”

Harpreet Pannu, Michael Tsang, Bobby Banks, Dylan Butterfield, Dominic McEwen, Clare Holtham, Philip Snoad, Ben Gray and Ellie Ward all gained a clean sweep of A*s and As.


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Three of the students will be heading to the University of Oxford – a first for Nobel. Head boy Bobby will be studying physics, head girl Ellie Ward will be doing geography and Ben will be reading history.

Mr Henson added: “We are pleased that students have been successful in securing places at the universities of their choice. It is the first time our lovely school has sent three students to the University of Oxford – this is a real triumph! BTEC students have also done themselves proud by achieving fantastic ‘value-added’ and as a result the future looks bright for all of them.

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“The vast majority of our sixth form students are leaving Nobel having maximised their academic performance and, more importantly, as well-rounded individuals ready to play an active role in society. We are very proud of all of them.”

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