Posted on: August 18th 2022

A Level Results 2022

Amazing achievements at Marlborough

Today we are celebrating the fantastic achievements of our A Level pupils who have performed incredibly well in their summer exams. The headline data is that 42% of all grades achieved at Marlborough are A* or A, which is in line with the grades achieved in 2020 (40%) and 2021 (46%), when pupils’ grades were determined from teacher assessment. Our A* - B figure is 73%, and A*-C at 91%. These are exceptional results.

This is particularly important, as this group of pupils have had an unprecedented experience in their education over the past two years. These results are even more remarkable when you consider that, for these pupils, these A Level exams were the first set of formal examinations they had taken in secondary school – their first since they took their SATs in Year 6.

Even more important than the grades themselves however, are the destinations that our young people have secured – their next steps into the world beyond school and Marlborough. These are as impressive as their results. The vast majority of students will be heading to their first-choice university, starting their new lives all across Britain, studying topics as diverse as Architecture and Astrophysics, from Law to Mechanical Engineering. Ten of our pupils have secured highly competitive and prestigious Apprenticeships with local, national and international firms. We are also celebrating the fact that four pupils have secured their Oxbridge places: Thomas Carter to Cambridge to study Maths; Elfie Field to Cambridge to study English; Sophie Hambridge to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences; and Christopher Hunn to Oxford to study Material Science.

There are an incredible 19 pupils who achieved, between them, a total of 63 A/A* grades across all their A Level subjects. They are: James Addy; Joe Appleford; Jack Barton; Grace Boag-Matthews; Thomas Carter; George Dawson; Harri Dawson; Nathan Doran; Elfie Field; Sophie Hambridge; Alice Hipkiss; Christopher Hunn; Thomas Johnson; Mela Moseley; Asal Nouri Joshaghani; Ned Pratt; Adam Richards; James Thomas-Kusek; and Isabel Wheeler.

Behind all of our pupils’ grades is an individual young person, and their family, with an individual story to tell. For all our young people, these results and destinations are real and unequivocal achievements that have been earned over the past seven years of hard work, dedication, perseverance and an absolute commitment to be the best they can be. After such a period of turbulence and uncertainty, they have proved that you can do more than survive, you can thrive in the face of challenge and adversity.
On behalf of The Marlborough family, I would like to send the congratulations of everyone to all our young people who have done so well today. You are an inspiration for us all, staff and pupils alike. We are extremely proud of all of you.

Andrew Hanlon