Trent Schools

August 15, 2019

Trent College students are celebrating their A Level successes, with the school maintaining a very high pass rate of 98% and over a quarter of all entries gaining the highest A* and A grades (28%).

Darren Brumby, Deputy Head Academic said, “Results day is always an exciting day in schools. I am delighted for our pupils who have received the rewards for their hard work and dedication across a broad range of subjects.”

Daniel Fawcett, Academic & Music Scholar, was celebrating his clean sweep of 4 A* grades as well as an A grade in the EPQ.  Daniel said “I am very happy – I didn’t sleep very well last night – but I’m feeling fine now!  These were my target grades, they’re what I’ve been aiming for and I am very happy to achieve them”.  Daniel has embraced the academic enrichment that being a Trent College Academic Scholar offers and has also played a very active role in the musical life of the school.  He says, “Since my talent for the Oboe was spotted here, music has been such a big part of my life.  The privilege of playing at Trent in concert with the Grenadier Guards has been a real highlight, such a great opportunity.  I think having interests outside the classroom have provided a nice contrast for the mind – each activity has helped me develop different skills and provides a change from studies.”  Daniel is going on to study Civil Engineering at Bristol.

Louisa Hunt, part of the Indoor Hockey National Championship winning team, on receiving her grades of A*, A and A says “I’m really happy and shocked, I have done better than I expected and yes, I’m just really happy! I’ve really enjoyed my time at Trent, I was a flexi-boarder which really helped me to manage my time and my studies.”

For Ellis Cullen it is the end of a wonderful final school year which has seen her take on the role of Head of School, leading the Senior Prefect Team.  She says “I’m elated with my results! It is the teacher support here that has helped me achieve my goals, I’m never nervous to go to them, they are always there for us.  I’ve really enjoyed being Head of School, I’ve enjoyed the responsibility.  Becoming National Indoor Hockey Champions this year has been a real highlight and I’m excited to go on and take up a degree level Apprenticeship in Chartered Surveying”

Along with the rigours of A Level studies and extra-curricular pursuits a number of pupils took on the challenging Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) with an outstanding 55% achieving the top A* and A grades and 73% achieving A*-B.  One such student is James Cusick, who is celebrating success across his A Levels (A*, A, B) as well as gaining an A grade in the EPQ for a project marrying linguistics and engineering.  He says, “I am shocked by my results! I did not expect to get an A* in Maths”.  When asked about what has helped him to secure such a high grade for his EPQ as well as across his A Levels James said “having teachers who are willing to answer all of my questions, no matter the subject, and being part of such an accepting community where you’re not pressured to be a particular way.   The support I’ve had from teachers has really helped me discover what I’m good at and to develop as a person, my confidence has gone through the roof!”

Hannah Motler joined Trent College in Year 12 at a time when she was beginning to embark on a successful international modelling career.  She is thrilled to have done so well in her studies, “I am very happy! My A in English Literature is just amazing!  My attendance has been affected by my modelling commitments but to come out with these results is just fantastic for me. All of my teachers have been amazing; they have been completely generous with their time helping me to balance my studies and my other commitments – they have shown a real interest in me.”  

Yi Heng Chung is another student celebrating.  With 3 A grades he is excited to be taking up his place to study Medicine.  He says “I’m ridiculously pleased! The school really helped me to prepare for my medical exams and interviews, and the teachers made sure I achieved the grades needed to secure my place.”

Head of Trent College, Mr Bill Penty, said, “Once again, I am really pleased to be able to congratulate our pupils on their achievements. They have done us proud.  They have embraced the academic challenges of Sixth Form study while making the most of the wider opportunities available to them here.”

Trent College provides a challenging and rewarding Sixth Form experience, where supportive teachers and boarding and flexi-boarding options enable students to focus on their studies.

Find out more about life at Trent College and the range of subjects on offer through the student Sixth Form Taster Days taking place from the 14th to 18th October and at the Sixth Form Information Evening taking place on Wednesday 20th November.

We are also expecting record numbers at our whole school Open Morning on Saturday 5th October where families can meet staff, current students and explore our impressive 45 acre campus and extensive facilities.