Cardinal Vaughan ranked highest attaining comprehensive in the country for second year running

August 14th, 2014

Results just published reveal another year of outstanding success for A-Level students at Cardinal Vaughan, the school retaining its title as the highest attaining comprehensive in the country by The Times.

A-Level students at The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School have achieved more than double the national average of grades at A*, with 86.6% receiving grades marked A* – B. The last two years have produced the best results in the School’s one hundred year history; nine pupils obtained a place at Oxbridge each year.

Headmaster, Paul Stubbings, said:

“These superlative results are no flash in the pan.  Year after year, the dedication of pupils, staff and parents carries us to greater success.  I am delighted for all concerned.”

A* Excitement on the Hill!

August 14th, 2014

The headline for A level results at Farnborough Hill is the terrific increase in A* grades: up by 12% to an impressive 26% this year.  This shows that Farnborough Hill is certainly bucking the predicted downturn in the top grades of A* and A; in fact all the girls who took Further Mathematics and/or Physics achieved A* grades: amazing!  The school was delighted with all its excellent results, which included 100% pass rate, an astounding 79% of results at A* – B grades and 98% at A* to C, up another 2% on last year.  


Also pleasing was the fact that just under half of all the students gained at least 3 A grades.  Top performers were: Laura Doherty, Vicki Patel and Paloma Vince with an astonishing 4 A*s each; Erica Thake with 3 A* and an A; Amelia Cameron, Emily Ellis, Karen Ellis, Kloe Storrie and Caroline Watson with 2 A* and an A; Louise Biden with A*AAB; Louise Beynon, Bobbie Cattani, Zehra Rubbani and Annie Starkey with A*AA.


These girls will be continuing their studies at the following universities:

Laura Doherty             Durham University – Mathematics

Vicki Patel                   University of Warwick – Mathematics

Paloma Vince             University College, Oxford – PPE

Erica Thake                Durham University – Physics

Amelia Cameron         Bristol University – Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Emily Ellis                   Bristol University – Chemistry

Karen Ellis                   Exeter University – Medicine

Kloe Storrie                 St Catharine’s, Cambridge – Veterinary Medicine

Caroline Watson         Warwick University – History of Art

Louise Biden               Liverpool University – Chemistry and Music

Louise Beynon            University College London – Law

Bobbie Cattani            Bristol University – Psychology

Zehra Rubbani            Imperial College London – Biochemistry

Annie Starkey             The University of St Andrews – English  


Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Buckle said “I am delighted that the girls have done so well and can head off to these top universities with confidence.  They have been an outstanding year group in terms of their academic achievement and their commitment to their studies.  Credit for their achievements must also go to our inspiring and dedicated teaching staff at Farnborough Hill who always go the extra mile to support their students”.