Year 13 Exam Results 2022

Posted on: 18 Aug 2022

Exam Results 2022

We are absolutely delighted for our Year 13 students who have achieved great success in their A Level studies. Thursday 18 August has been a very happy day with countless stories of individual success. It is never easy to single out individuals when so many could be mentioned. However, we must congratulate students such as Melissa Shahini, Imogen Strong, Benjamin Traynor-Clarke and Sonny Griffiths Phipps who all achieved straight A* grades.


Despite the challenges of the last three years, Dunraven students have been overwhelmingly successful in reaching their first choice universities. Manchester University sees five Dunraven students joining them: Rosie Williams (reading Drama and English Literature), Jaden McLean (Economics), Isabelle Lyons (Film Studies and History), Imogen  Strong (Physics) and Jennifer Aghagbon (Sociology). Warwick will be joined by Alec Wisniewski-Hales (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), Max Thomas (Law and Sociology) and Reanna Jordan (Biochemistry). Kings College London will be joined by Portia Arueze (History), Ivan Chan (Mathematics), Amal Malmat (Computer Science) and Nancy Abdalla (Neuroscience). Further afield, Edinburgh University will be joined by Leonor Gomes (Biological Sciences) and Arturo Thorne (Mechanical Engineering). A number of Dunraven Students will be making the journey to Exeter: Billy O’Dwyer (Exercise and Sports Science), Selin Oz (Business and Law), Hugo Blanco (Computer Science), Melissa Shahini (Economics), Alex Blizzard (Mechanical Engineering) and Kane Delaney (Sociology and Anthropology). Still in the West Country at Bristol University both Edie Lyons and Beth Hoad will read English Literature and Amelie Wright will study Computer Science. 


Two students go on to read Medicine, Benjamin Trayner-Clarke and Tahira Martello at UEA  and St George’s respectively. Olivia Boyle will read English Literature at Oxford University. Sonny Griffiths Phipps will also be at Oxford reading Physics. The list goes on and we are aware that it would be possible to choose a huge range of names to mention. 

While today was first and foremost about the students, we remain very proud of our academic achievements as a fully comprehensive school. Across the curriculum Dunraven students achieved very strong results, which are a testament to their hard work, the expertise of their teachers and consistent support from families at home. This is all the more impressive given the recent years of unparalleled upheaval and disruption. We are ridiculously proud of our Year 13 students. 

Our Director of Sixth, Mr Follows said, ‘We need no reminder that these have been testing years for young people. These are a brilliant set of results and really well deserved from a group of students who have worked hard, pushed themselves and really brought something magical to our Sixth Form. They will leave big shoes to fill.’  

We wish our outgoing Year 13 students every happiness and success as they embark on their next steps into adult life. We are rightly proud of their progress but also the way in which they applied themselves to culture, performance, politics and social action. We won’t try to hide our sadness that they are leaving but are very pleased with their future destinations.