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A-Level Results 2022

Smiles all round as students receive their A-Level Results!

August 18, 2022 05:02pm

Holcombe Grammar School students are celebrating today as they receive another set of excellent results. Students across the country have faced a very difficult few years in their education with the disruption of the pandemic, but through hard work and perseverance Holcombe Grammar students have excelled, and achieved some very strong results.  Many students are now preparing to head on to their chosen university, an apprenticeship or job of their choice.

The Academy saw particular success in subjects including

  • Business with nearly 50% of students achieving an A or A*.
  • Photography with 50% of students achieving an A or A*
  • DT with 80% of students achieving an A*, A or B
  • History with 74% achieving an A*, A or B

Standout achievements

While all students have done well, there are some standout individual achievements. These include:

Student NameGrade AchievedDestination of Leaver

Daisy Ashmore

A*A*A in Business, Art and PsychologyUniversity of Nottingham to study Business Management with a placement year
Nathan JohnstonA* A*A* in Biology Chemistry and PEUniversity of Liverpool to study Dental Surgery
George Tuley A*A*A*A in EPQ, Chemistry, English Literature and MathsSOAS University of London to study Korean and Economics
Harrison Verrall AAA in Business, Finance, LawApprenticeship with JP Morgan
Daniel RajabaliniaA*A*A in Economics, History and PsychologyQueen Mary University of London studying Law
Archie BeanAAA* in Economics, Politics and CSKings College London to study War Studies
Sophia BenkheiraABA* in English Literature, Law and Religious StudiesKings College London to study English
Michael BlakemanAAA in History, Law and PsychologyUniversity of Manchester to study Law and Criminology

Sam Brisley

AAA*A* in Physics, Finance, Maths and Design TechnologyUniversity of Loughborough to study Architectural Engineering 
Bethan Carter A*BA in Business Studies, Sociology and GeographyUniversity of Greenwich to study Social Work. 
Adam GoodwinA*AA* in Business Studies, Economics and MathsUniversity of Bristol to study Economics
Kascper DziadoszBAAA* in Fine Arts, Physics, Maths and CSUniversity of Durham to study Natural Sciences
Bethan HarrisA*AB in Sociology, English Literature/Language and HistoryUniversity of Sheffield to study Law
Matthew JuppAA*A in Chemistry, English Literature and Maths University of Durham to study Chemistry 
Jake LibbeterA*AA*A* EPQ, Physics, Maths and CSUniversity of Liverpool to study Astrophysics
Joshua LoatesA*A*B in Maths, CS and Religious StudiesUniversity of Lancaster to study Computer Science and Maths
Solomon OgagarueA*BA in Business Studies, Chemistry and EconomicsUniversity of Nottingham to study Accountancy
Harry RumbolAAA* in Biology, Chemistry and MathsUniversity of Leeds to study Economics
Cerys SelfAA*B in Business Studies, Sociology and PoliticsUniversity of Bournemouth to study Multi-Media Journalism
Amber SmithAAA* Photography, Finance and English Language/LiteratureUniversity of Manchester to study Sociology
Jack SnoekA*A*B in Business Studies, Finance and EconomicsN/A
Summer WillsA*AB in Sociology, Geography and PsychologyUniversity of Southampton to study Criminology and Psychology
Sulav YakhaAAA in Biology, History and PsychologyUniversity of Southampton to study Biomedical Sciences


Holcombe Grammar School Principal, Lee Preston, reflected:

 “I couldn’t be more proud of our students today, who have faced countless challenges in the past few years. We should remember that, due to their GCSE exams being cancelled in 2020, the A level examinations they sat this summer were their very first experience of formal public examinations. Despite all the challenges they have faced, they have out-done themselves, proving that if they put their mind to it and work hard they can truly achieve anything. Congratulations, we are very proud of you and we wish every single one of you every best wish for your futures."

Stuart Gardner, CEO of Thinking Schools Academy Trust, added:

“I am thrilled for our students at Holcombe Grammar School. They have worked incredibly hard over the years, and it is great to see them excited about their future. Well done to all!”