The 2014 A level results are the best that the school has achieved. This is a tremendous testament to the hard work put in by students and staff alike, underpinned by our work hard and play hard ethos.
Overall, 59.5% of grades were A*-B, with 11.1% at A*. This achievement is made more impressive by the fact that The Crypt only offers traditional academic A levels. Six students secured places at Oxford and Cambridge: Cameron Fern; Jack McClaren; Callum Hall; Sophie Smith; Jacob Lange; and Dan Charlton. 85% of students who applied to University achieved their offers, with just a few successfully negotiating Clearing. Over 40% of students secured places at Russell Group Universities, again a modern school record.
The top performing student was Cameron Fern, School Vice Captain, who secured A* grades in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Jack McClaren, Senior Prefect and Project Manager for the national award winning Quantum Racing Formula 1 in Schools team, secured 3A* in Maths, Physics and Chemistry, and an A in Further Maths. Other top performing students include Callum Hall, Elizabeth Edmonds, and Max Williams who each secured 3A* grades. Josh Winkley, Robert Norman and Sophie Smith each achieved 2A* and an A grade, as did Oliver Ramsey our School Captain for 2013-2014.
Jonathan Standen, Headmaster, commented: “We are delighted with these exceptional results and the impressive set of university destinations that our students are heading to. Furthermore a very good number of students have secured leading apprenticeships with local and national companies that combine work with studying for a degree. Students and staff alike deserve praise for the commitment that has underpinned these academic results. They go alongside our equally impressive achievements outside of the classroom: on the sports fields; in music and drama productions; on educational visits; and in fantastic enrichment opportunities such as our Formula 1 in Schools Team, which won national awards in both 2013 and 2014. We wish good luck to our newest cohort of Old Cryptians as they leave us, and ask that they keep in touch with their future achievements.”