Class of 2022 – you’ve done us, and yourselves, proud…

A year group who, due to the pandemic, have never sat external examinations before – you have truly demonstrated the Grovian Values of commitment and resilience and have approached your A-levels with diligence and determination.  We are delighted that your hard work has been rewarded.

Nearly half of the Y13 cohort (48%) achieved ABB or better results.

There were some outstanding academic performances from a number of students including:

Ella Francis – A*A*A*A  – Law at Manchester
Lucy Hart – A*A*A*B plus A* in her EPQ – English at Oxford
Rajdeep Palit – A*A*A*  – playing for Bradford City FC 22/23 – 2023  Medicine at Leicester
Luke Schoeman – A*A*AAA – Engineering at Sheffield
Alex Song – A*A*AAB – Finance at Durham
Elsa Beese – A*A*AA – French and Spanish at Edinburgh
Elliot Brady-Beck – A*A*AA  –  Aerospace Engineering at Sheffield
Reece Hahn – A*A*AA – Robotics at York
Nicole Ng – A*A*A plus Distinction – Business Management at Surrey
Diego Carrasco ­­– A*A*AB  – Mathematics and Statistics at Durham
Lewis Coates – A*A plus Distinction*  – Business at St Mary’s Uni. Texas (Soccer Scholarship)
Gary Guo – A*A*BB  – Seeking an Engineering course at a suitable university
Seb Howles – A*A*BB – Physics at Oxford
Harry Willard – A*A*A  – Business and Management at Durham
Fiona Trimby – A*AAAB – Social and Political Sciences at York
Charlie Plein – A*AAA – Civil Engineering at UCL (also considering Zurich)
James Tate – AAAA  – Business at Eexter
Adam Shann – AAA plus A* in his EPQ – Medicine at Imperial
Alex Broome – AAA  – Chemistry at Sheffield
Elizabeth Kalusova – AAA – Natural Sciences at Durham

The Sixth Form at The Grove’s Pathway Programme does not just lead to University. We congratulate the following students, who have made the most of the opportunities and programmes available to them and whose qualifications have enabled them to achieve their goals:

Abby Hubbard who will be completing a three year degree apprenticeship for Kraft Heinz, in Business Management working at their Head office in The Shard, London.
Tim Eichert who will be completing a dual study programme, combining a university degree in Industrial Engineering with an apprenticeship at Procter & Gamble in Germany.

Congratulations to you all – and to each and every one of our Class of 2022.

And finally, a message from Headmaster, Mr Lockwood:

‘Congratulations Class of 2022! Your success is a true reflection of your conscientious approach and determination to succeed. I am sure you would also like to join me in thanking our excellent and experienced teaching staff for their endless dedication and enthusiasm. At The Grove, it is important to us to instil more than just academic excellence in our pupils. Throughout your time with us, we have encouraged you to participate in a wide variety of co-curricular activities, alongside your academic studies. We have endeavoured to give importance to your individual strengths, motivations and talents, with the aim of building your self esteem, confidence and resilience – preparing you for “real life” after school. As you move on to life after The Grove, I am confident that the values that have been instilled during your time with us will stand you in good stead. We wish you all the very best for the future and look forward to seeing what you will achieve in the years to come.’

Thank you Class of 2022. It has been a pleasure and an honour.

I am an individual, yet I am part of something incredible.

I am Grovian.