St John’s Class of 2022 has plenty to celebrate following an outstanding set of A level results, with 31% of grades A*, 65% A*-A and 87% A*-B.
Among the year group, whose final three years at school were seriously affected by Covid-19 and who did not sit GCSEs so approached their A levels as their first experience of public examinations, 20 pupils achieved three or four straight A* grades and over half the year group achieved all A*-A grades.
There have also been exceptional performances from many subject departments, including 100% A*-A grades in subjects such as further mathematics and drama and over 70% A*-A in geography, history, politics, religious studies, German, music and Latin.
This leaving year group must also be commended on their incredible resilience and strength of character which St John’s prides itself on developing in every pupil.
These impressive results are testament to the hard work, determination and adaptability that both our pupils and teachers have demonstrated when managing unusually challenging classroom experiences, virtual learning, illness and uncertainty. With their fortitude and determination they have embodied our ethos of high standards and high hopes, while holding on to their high spirits, throughout everything they have faced.Rowena Cole, The Head
They have not only navigated the normal pressures of being in the Upper Sixth but have done an incredible job leading the way in re-establishing the defining characteristics of St John’s post-pandemic, enjoying the full breadth of academic and co-curricular experience and setting a positive example for younger years. I know they are ready to seize all the exciting opportunities ahead of them.
The vast majority of leavers will be moving on to their first-choice university but wherever they head next, they will always be part of St John’s as much loved members of the OJ community. We wish them every success for the future.
This has been a fantastic year for St John’s with amazing success across all areas, including being rated ’excellent’ in every area in their recent ISI Inspection in May, winning the national CANSAT competition, winning a prestigious media award for The Eagle, the pupil-produced politics magazine and winning a national sporting title in hockey.
The importance of contributing to the local community has continued to be a priority, demonstrated through their work with the Epsom and Ewell Refugee network to host a four week language school for refugees from Ukraine as well as holding the annual residential holiday for children with learning difficulties.