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Repton School celebrates A Level results

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Repton School pupils are celebrating their A Level results with over 50% of entries being awarded an A* or A grade.

Four Reptonians are taking up places at Oxbridge. Head Prefect Mary Brown takes up her offer to study Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University and three Reptonians have secured places at Oxford University; Sam Nicholls to read Mathematics, Eleonora Coull to read Classics, and George Edwards to read Italian and Linguistics.

The prevalence of Reptonians opting to study in the USA matches a national trend with rising numbers of UK-based pupils seeking prestigious scholarships and outstanding facilities across the Atlantic. Ella Rush, current UK Indoor Women’s Pentathlon champion, will travel to the University of Georgia where she will continue to balance her promising sporting career with higher education.

Ben Bonwitt-Marsh heads to New York University to start a course in Filmmaking and TV at Tisch School of the Arts, one of the leading training centres for artists and filmmakers. Adeyemi Oni has secured a place at Saint Mary’s College, one of the top-ranking liberal arts colleges in California.
Bronte Brough will join Harvard University and Georgia Kelly heads to Cornell University, both having secured hockey scholarships. Bronte has recently played in the Euro U21 Championships for England Hockey and follows in the footsteps of Old Reptonian Mimi Tarrant who also secured a hockey scholarship to Harvard in 2018. There is a growing cohort of Repton alumni in the US who have received field hockey scholarships to prestigious universities including Stanford.

Many Reptonians obtained sports scholarships closer to home in hockey, football, cricket and netball. Archie Harrison, Repton’s 1st XI cricket captain who recently made his debut for Derbyshire County Cricket Club, will take up a place at Nottingham University to study Physiotherapy alongside his
professional cricketing career.

With an award-winning STEM provision at Repton School, it is no surprise to see pupils pursuing STEM subjects at the leading universities. There have been many individual triumphs in this area and examples include Caitlin Grainger-Spivey who heads to the University of Bath to read Aerospace Engineering and Lola Turner who will study Architecture at The University of Edinburgh.

Repton School’s Headmaster, Mark Semmence, praised Repton’s Upper Sixth Formers for their outstanding set of results and in particular the determination and resilience they displayed throughout their A Level courses: “We are ambitious for every one of our pupils and it is fantastic to be able to recognise their success on Results Day.

“It is testament to the dedication and commitment of Repton’s teaching and examination staff that our pupils have achieved the results that will allow them to fulfil their aspirations beyond Repton. Our sector-leading remote learning provision throughout the pandemic minimised the disruption to pupils’ learning and we are continuing to see the benefits of providing a consistent and balanced education.”

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