Press Release - Thursday 14th August 2014

A Level Results 2014

Keswick School A-level results break previous record

Students at Keswick School have achieved outstanding A-level results that top the performance of last year’s cohort. The proportion of A* grades has jumped up 9% since last year with over a third of all grades being at A* and A. 39 A* grades were awarded with 16 students achieving three or more A* and A grades. Amongst many exceptional performances eight students achieved an A* grade in Maths and four achieved an A* grade in Further Maths. The overall A*-C % increased to 83% with students studying Geography, German and Government and Politics all achieving 100% A*-C grades and students taking Maths, English Language and English Literature achieving 96%, 95% and 92% A*-C respectively. 

William Agnew (Whitehaven), recipient of the Steven Luckman bursary for Science, achieved A*A*A* and will read Maths at Worcester College, Oxford. James Scoon (Keswick) achieved A*A*A* and will read Maths at Brasenose College, Oxford. Richard Sykes (Boarding) achieved A*A*A and will read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Brasenose College, Oxford. Samuel Snyder (Bassenthwaite) achieved A*A*A* and will read Computer Science and Maths at Queen’s College, Cambridge. 

There were many other stunning ‘personal bests’ achieved by students across the ability range. A testament to their hard work and dedication and the great support and encouragement they receive from staff and parents. The vast majority of students have successfully achieved the grades they need to get a place on their first choice university course or advanced apprenticeship. We are delighted for all of them and they can now look forward to a bright future at university and beyond.

“I’m delighted that the efforts of our students have been rewarded and congratulate them on their results. These outstanding A-level results break our previous record and reflect the high quality specialist teaching on offer at Keswick School. There’s no secret formula to A-level success; it’s great teaching, great support and sheer hard work. Our fabulous students and staff deserve this success.”
Simon Jackson (Headteacher)


“I add my congratulations to the Year 13 students who have worked with dedication and commitment throughout the last two years to achieve great success. They are now moving on to a range of exciting new challenges at university or in the world of work. They have been supported by enthusiastic and hard-working teachers, their parents and one another.”
Neil Hadfield (Head of Sixth Form)


“My congratulations go to all the students for this years fantastic results. Students, staff and all those that support the teaching and learning in school should be very proud, as are the families and friends. These young people have a great future ahead of them and we wish them well in their chosen paths.”
Sarah Peck (Chair of Governors)