Trent Schools

August 17, 2023


Year 13 students have displayed great resilience to improve considerably on pre-pandemic exam results (2019) particularly as this was their first experience of external examinations, with Covid-19 restrictions preventing them from sitting traditional GCSE examinations.

2023 A Level results

  • 31% of all A Level entries achieved A* or A grade  
  • 67% of all entries have been awarded A* to B grades
  • 90% of students have got into their first or second choice university

Celebrating today was Eleanor Steele who achieved 3 A* and 1 A and will now go to Durham University to read English Literature as a Choral Scholar. Ellie said “I’m in disbelief today and really pleased. It’s fantastic!”

Jasmine Bowles achieved 2 A* and 2 A and will read Biochemistry at the University of Bath. She said, ‘I’ve enjoyed my time at Trent and feel very happy today, I’ve done better than I thought I had.’

Sasha Withers has achieved 1 A* and 3 A and will go to Durham University to read Law. She said “I’m so relieved, I’ve was shaking as I opened my results. I’m so excited to have got into my first choice at Durham.”

Also celebrating are:

Hannah Hargreaves (2 A* and 1 A)  “Trent College  offers so much support for academic and extra opportunities. Since starting the school in Year 7, I have been part of various clubs which helped me to achieve my results.” Hannah will now go to University of Manchester to read Maths.

Lucy Atkins (2 A*, 1 A) “I’m so happy and proud! I’ve been at Trent College since the age of 3 and I loved it here. There have been so many opportunities and we have been so well supported. I’m looking forward to studying Medicine at Leicester now.”

Ben King (1 A*, 3 A) “I’m ecstatic, I’m so happy with the outcome. My time at Trent has been wonderful, especially in boarding as Head of Blake House. I’m very proud to have got into University College London to study Economics.”

Head of Trent College, Mr Bill Penty, said, “Our students’ determination and strength of character are demonstrated by today’s published results. I fully congratulate them on their achievements. They should be particularly proud as this was the first time they had taken external examinations, due to Covid disruption.”

“The Government has made it clear that grading has returned to the levels of 2019 and before, so I am delighted by how this year’s results bear such positive comparison with those.”

“I’d also like thank our students’ parents, families and our dedicated teaching staff for all that they have done, and all that they continue to do, for our school community over these challenging years.”

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 100% of students achieving A*-B and 56% achieving the top A* and A grades.

Today also saw the publication of BTEC results.

Trent College student Ben Slater is celebrating his Distinction*, Distinction* in BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Sport, alongside his Business Studies A Level B grade, which have secured his place at Loughborough to study Sports and Exercise Psychology.

Ben said, “I’m so happy to have secured a place at Loughborough to study Sport. I’ve focussed on achieving this for so long and worked so hard, it’s all I have wanted.”

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.