A Level Results 2023

Felsted School pupils’ achievement at A Level this year has enabled them to take the next steps towards their individual educational and career pathways.

Despite the return to 2019 grade standards, 63.5% of all subjects were graded at B or higher, with a third of all grades being A or A* this summer.

 

 

“I am delighted to congratulate the Class of 2023 on their superb A Level results. They should be extremely proud of the hard work they have put in. For most of this cohort, it was their first time sitting public examinations and I am proud of how well they managed this new challenge. They have achieved some really outstanding results despite their education being interrupted by Covid, and this being their first time sitting public exams.  We wish all of them every success as they move forward on their chosen pathways and look forward to hearing how they will go on to make a difference in the world.”
- Chris Townsend, Head Felsted

These A Level results follow the strong set of International Baccalaureate Diploma results awarded in July, with nearly 29% of Felsted’s candidates achieving a world-class score of 40 points or above. Indeed, Felsted IB pupils achieved an average score of 36.2, well above that of the Global average of 30.2, and the equivalent of 3 A*s at A Level per candidate.

Felsted A Level Key Highlights
●   98 students took A Levels at Felsted in 2023
●   63.5% of all grades were A* to B
●   Many subjects achieved exceptional results; Computer Science, German, Music, Spanish and Latin all achieving 100% A*-B while Classics and History both had more than 85% A*-B grades    

Among Felsted’s top A Level performers is Prefect Toby Clark, who achieved 4 A*s in Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths. Toby will go on to study Physics and Chemistry as part of the Natural Sciences course at Cambridge with a view to continue in academia with a postgraduate degree and PhD, hoping to continue down the route of a career in research. Toby holds three prestigious scholarships including Felsted’s very own Hunter (Science) and Wallis (Maths) scholarships. Toby comments; “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Felsted, my best memories being that of boarding in Windsors.” He goes on to say “If I could offer one piece of advice to younger students, it would be to put yourself forward and get involved with as many groups and activities as possible, make the most of the opportunities Felsted provides”.

Our top performing girl was Helen Matthews, achieving an incredible three A*s and an A in History, Drama, English and Latin. She will be going on to read Ancient and Modern History at Somerville College, Oxford, with a Choral Scholarship. Helen, who has been at Felsted since Reception, has balanced her studies with a love of music and drama. She has taken leads in many school productions, including playing Higgins in My Fair Lady, and Aslan in The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, as well as being part of the school choir. 

She comments;  “I’m very proud of my results and am excited to go to Oxford, although I’ll miss my time at Felsted and the people I knew there.”

With such impressive results, comes a multitude of places at some of the world’s top universities, conservatoires and prestigious apprenticeship programmes, including: Cambridge, Oxford, Durham, LSE, Bristol, Newcastle, Warwick, Bath and US, European and Canadian Universities, ITV apprenticeship and Conservatoires, including Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music and Royal Northern College of Music.


These exceptional results for the Class of 2023 rounds off a very successful academic year following the school’s earlier achievement in June winning ‘Boarding School of the Year’ at the TES Schools Awards.
 

Read more about our A Level success stories here