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Taunton School celebrates outstanding exam results

Posted: 18th August 2022

Almost half of all qualifications at Taunton School (48%) were graded A*-A or equivalent today as sixth formers celebrate the results of the first exams since the pandemic.

72% of all results across more than 30 different subjects received grades A*-B or equivalent, with half of all subjects scoring at least 75% A*-B.

In BTEC, 96% of grades were either Distinction* or Distinction (equivalent to A* or A), with 100% of BTEC business students achieving all Distinction* or Distinction.

Taunton School’s Headmaster Lee Glaser said: “I am delighted with this year’s excellent results and would like to pass on our congratulations to everyone who sat exams this year.

“This year’s cohort has shown great resilience and determination to bounce back and excel in the Sixth Form following the cancellation of GCSEs in 2020.

“Supported by committed staff, they have worked hard to reach their potential and maintain such high standards through trying times. They have shown fortitude and maturity throughout the pandemic and we are all incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Taunton School’s highest achievers were:

  • Nick Chen, Zoe Chung, Marcus Song, Daniel Wen – 4x A*
  • Joe Gough, Ben Dayer, Esme Hallworth – 3x A*
  • Daisy Hickson and Hamish Ruthven – A*A*A plus A* at EPQ (Extended Project Qualification)
  • Imogen Evans, Hetty James, Imogen Walden – Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*

International Baccalaureate students at Taunton School achieved an average of 34.3 points, beating the world average.

Higher Education destinations include the University of Exeter, University of Bath and University of Edinburgh, with courses including mechanical engineering, medicine, accounting, television and business management.

At Taunton School International, the second cohort of students to have undertaken the school’s unique Business Foundation course have received offers to study business related courses at universities in the UK.

Mink Prakaisriroj from Thailand will be studying International Business Management at Regent’s University London, Felix Lee from Hong Kong will be studying Accounting and Mathematics at University of Leeds, and Shynar Peruash from Kazakhstan will be studying International Business at Aston University.

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