Felsted pupils’ A Level results are cause for celebration​

Posted on 19th Aug 2022 in School News, United Kingdom

Felsted School pupils’ achievement at A Level this year has enabled them to take the next steps towards their individual educational and career pathways.

46% of all subjects were graded at A or A*, and almost three quarters of all subjects were graded at B or higher.

“This is a truly outstanding accomplishment, given the many disruptions of the last few years in education and beyond” comments Felsted Head Chris Townsend. “I am incredibly proud of this year group for all the hard work that they have put in, and I know that they will join me in being enormously grateful to their teachers and tutors who have supported them throughout this time. We wish them every success as they move forward on their chosen pathways and look forward to hearing how they will go on to make a difference in the world.”

Key Felsted A Level Highlights

  • 101 students took A Levels at Felsted in 2022
  • 73% of all grades were A* to B
  • Many subjects achieved exceptional results; French, Latin and Music achieved 100% A*/A, with German, History and Further Maths achieving 100% A*-B while Art, Economics, Geography and Psychology had more than 80% A*-B grades

Among Felsted’s top A Level performers is Felsted’s Head of School Kit Morley-Jacob, who achieved 4 A*s in TEP (Theology, Ethics and Philosophy), Psychology, History and Latin. Kit exceeded his offer to read History at Durham University. An Academic and Sports Scholar, Kit has played for Felsted's 1st XI cricket, hockey and football teams for a number of years and is also a talented tennis player. Kit was also the co-Secretary General of the Model United Nations.

Kit comments: “Felsted has been the most amazing experience for the last seven years. I am delighted with my results and I cannot express my thanks enough to the teachers who supported me extraordinarily well. There are so many things I will miss about Felsted and I’m sure I will be back… if they’ll have me!”

Twins Barnes and Alex Oakley achieved eight A Levels A*- A between them. At Felsted since Year 7, both siblings have played an active role in many areas of the school. Prefect and Academic Scholar Barnes plays rugby and drums, and enjoyed representing his boarding house at house chess and as part of the winning inter-house quiz team. Head of School and Academic Scholar Alex played 1st team netball and tennis and captained Felsted hockey in an unbeaten season. She was also Head of her boarding house, a member of the Felsted academic ‘Andrews’ Society and involved with Magic Bus, one of the school’s partner charities.

Felsted’s Young Musician of the Year, Sana Abu Jabir has applied for music conservatoire in 2023, and also met her offer to study medicine at UCL. An academic and Junior Guildhall music scholar, Sana plays percussion to diploma level, performing with the Felsted jazz band and orchestra. She is also the principal percussionist in the Junior Guildhall symphony orchestra and recently performed at the BBC Proms with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain in the percussion section.

Deputy Head of School, Dominic Bird, secured his place at the University of Warwick where he will study economics after a gap year. An Academic Scholar, Dominic joined Felsted at the age of four and has been fully involved in all areas of school life since then. He plays grade six guitar, is a member of the Steel Band and is a great sports all rounder, playing hockey, rugby and cricket. Dominic also expanded his global outlook with his involvement in Model United Nations, previously representing Felsted at a conference held in The Hague.

Deputy Head of School, Nyah Mohindru secured her offer to read English Literature at Cardiff University. A drama scholar, Nyah has been involved in many Felsted productions over the years including Beauty and the Beast, Treasure Island and My Fair Lady.

Nyah comments: “Having been at Felsted since Reception I’ve had the opportunity to really challenge myself both in the classroom and on the stage. The wonderful support of my teachers has really prepared me for my future studies.”

Keen artist Hannah Dowling is going on to an Art Foundation year at City & Guilds London Art School before heading to Bristol to study English with a year abroad where she hopes to go to Los Angeles. During her time at Felsted Hannah performed in the Felsted production of Goodnight Mister Tom and was also the recipient of the prestigious Beaulah Prize at Felsted Speech Day, awarded to the pupil who has shown great perseverance leading to outstanding achievement.

With such impressive results, comes a multitude of secured places at some of the world’s top universities, conservatoires and prestigious apprenticeship programmes, including: Durham, St Andrews, Newcastle, Warsash Maritime Academy and the Royal Academy of Music.

These A Level results follow the strong set of International Baccalaureate Diploma results awarded in July, with nearly 20% of Felsted’s candidates achieving a world-class score of 40 points or above.