A Level Results Day 2023


Douglas Burns, Ed Pulfer and Juliet Robson all achieved 4 As and are off to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences at Cambridge

Will Pulfer (off to study Civil Engineering at Bath) said that he was pleased with his results but will miss his twin brother, Ed, who’s heading to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences, having gained 4A*s.

Lily Glen-Doepel (Veterinary Medicine at Bristol) and Jacob Bokay (Medicine at Manchester) are relieved and grateful for all the support they received.

Tom Miller: Achieving AAB is “the same feeling as finishing the London Marathon but with less pain!” said Tom, who’s heading off to UEA to study Law.

A Level Results Day

Students and teachers at Saffron Walden County High School are delighted with excellent results in both A Level and Vocational qualifications.    

Over 20 students achieved at least 2 of the coveted A* grades, including Douglas Burns, Ed Pulfer and Juliet Robson, who will all be studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, having each achieved an impressive 4 A*s in their Science and Maths A Levels.

Molly Henson said that she was “thrilled” to have achieved 3 A*s and has a place to study Psychology at King's College, London. 

Orla Mone is “delighted” with her 3 A* grades and is going to Bath to study Architecture.

Olivia Fairall is “very excited” to be taking up her place to read History at Oxford, having received 3 A* grades in History, English and Politics.

Commenting on his 3 A*s, Toby Kerrison said, “I really enjoyed my sixth form experience and am really looking forward to studying Physics at Manchester next year.”

Daniel Gerhard was “ecstatic” with his impressive 4 A*s and is off to read Maths at Warwick. 

“I’m relieved and grateful for all the support I’ve received from the sixth form team,” said Lily Glen-Doepel, who gained an A* and two A grades and will study Veterinary Medicine at Bristol.  

Jacob Bokay said that he was “cock-a-hoop” to be studying Medicine at Manchester, following his success this summer achieving 3 A grades.  Zoe Dale-Webb will also be working in the medical field: having achieved a Distinction in Sport, Double Distinction in Health and Social Care, she intends to study Midwifery.

Laurence Beven was “thrilled” with his Distinction* in IT, A in English Lit, B in Computer Science and will study Business Information at UEA.

Ahnaf Khan achieved a Distinction*, Distinction in double Business and is going to study Law in Nottingham.

Thomas Quinn, who will be studying Film making at Leeds Beckett, gained a Double Distinction* in CTEC Art and Bs in Film and Media.

Christy Brandl achieved an A* in both Geography and Environmental Science as well as an A in Geology and will be reading Geology at Imperial College, London.

Other students to watch out for in the future include Tom Miller who takes part in national wheelchair racing and, following his achievement of AAB, will be studying Law at UEA. “It’s the same feeling as finishing the London Marathon but with less pain!” said Tom.

Nathan Mack has impressed on the stage at school, having also starred in the Disney film Beauty and the Beast, and has now also succeeded in the exam hall, achieving ABB in his A Levels.

Having achieved 4 A*s, Meg Sansom is looking forward to a gap year studying drumming in Oslo before taking up their place at Sheffield to study Spanish and Politics. River Codrington-Fernandez will be taking up a place at The Guildhall to study Composing. 

A considerable number of students are taking up apprenticeships and employment this year. Brooke Southon has secured an apprenticeship with the civil service, while Francesca Kirque will be joining the Metropolitan Police, having studied Criminology and achieved Distinction* Distinction in Health and Social Care.

Headteacher, Polly Lankester, commented that,

"It was wonderful to be in school today and celebrate with our students. They were assessed against the extremely demanding pre-Covid standards, despite having faced disruption to their education, and so they should be particularly proud of their achievements.  I would also like to thank the County High staff team for their dedication and commitment.  I know that our students will go on to many exciting next steps including accessing extremely competitive courses, apprenticeships and employment opportunities. We all wish them well and look forward to hearing about their future successes.”

Amy Kennedy, Director of Sixth Form said, "It has been a pleasure to work with the class of 2023.  They have shown tremendous academic resilience, as well as contributing enormously to the life of the school beyond the classroom.  I have every confidence that they will achieve great things in their next steps!"