16th August 2019 — Almost three-quarters of papers were marked at A*-B grade, with many boys now off to take up interesting and varied offers at leading universities in the coming days.
Three mathematicians: Thomas Pelling, Harry Chen and Henry Shaw, scored 8A* and 4A grades between them to secure places at Cambridge, Oxford and Warwick respectively.
Music success also featured strongly for the year group. Silas Sanders and Felix Asare will take up their offers to read Music at Cambridge – Silas with a Choral Scholarship. Boys are also set to read music at the Royal Northern College of Music and Durham, and Music Technology at Coventry and Nottingham Trent.
Two physicists are set to further their talents, with Trystan Coveney scoring 5A* grades to read Physics at Imperial College, and Zory Davoyan (who left the school in 2016) returning to the UK after military service in Armenia to take up his place to read Physics at University College London.
Arthur Marie will read Fashion Marketing at University of the Arts London. Arthur called upon the experience of Careers Officers at both Bedford School and Bedford Girls’ School for his application – a great example of the two schools working together.
Architecture also proved popular and successful with five boys set to read the degree subject. A special mention must go to Sung Yat Ng, who not only achieved 3A* to read Medicine at Birmingham but also proved a wonderful ambassador of Chinese culture during his time at the school.
Away from the UCAS system there were further success stories, including Trent Abraham who takes up a rowing scholarship at Syracuse University in New York, Marco Sarro who has won a place on a degree apprenticeship scheme with international aerospace firm, Airbus, and Luca Maier who will begin an apprenticeship in hotel management in Munich.
Bedford School Head Master, James Hodgson, said, “Well done to the leavers of 2019 on some fine results across all disciplines – we are proud of them all. Academically, they have made their mark, and they have had copious success on the sports field, the music halls and in Art and Drama. They leave with wonderful memories and a great foundation for the future; and we wish them all well as they set out on their various paths.”