Despite concerns nationally about the increased number of reformed subjects being tested in this year’s A Levels, with exams described as more intensive, Mill Hill pupils have achieved an impressive 39% of passes at the top two grades (A*/A) – the UK average is 26%.
This level of success in the top grades, combined with the fact that 72% of all passes are at A* to B grades, has enabled a large proportion of this year’s leavers to secure places at their first choice university in their chosen field of study. Amongst these are three Millhillians taking up places at Cambridge University: Reuben Brown will read History at Selwyn College; Harry Dawood goes up to Peterhouse to read Engineering and Eli Belilty will pursue his chosen subject, Human, Social and Political Sciences, at Pembroke College.
We are also pleased to celebrate the achievement of the four pupils who are taking up places at the highly competitive London School of Economics, and the ten who will join University College London (ranked 7th in the world on the QS scale); their range of subject choices says much about the diversity of Mill Hill pupils’ academic passions: History, Geography, Engineering (Electronic and Electrical), Statistical Science, Biomedical Science, Philosophy.
As pathways to successful careers evolve, we also congratulate Theo Jones on securing a place at the prestigious and cutting-edge Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology. Indeed, this year’s leavers show the significance of creativity in the Mill Hill mind-set, with pupils leaving to pursue courses in: Fashion Design; Product and Furniture Design; Robotics, Mechatronics and Control Engineering; Digital Film Production; Interior Architecture; Drama and Theatre Arts and Jewellery and Silversmithing.
Many other pupils have been delighted by their results and we wish them well as they embark on their higher education careers at over thirty universities in a wide range of other subjects including: Medicine, Dental Surgery, Law, Music, Anthropology, English with Classics, Business Management and Entrepreneurship, Mathematics and International Business with Languages. The class of 2018 have certainly done themselves, and Mill Hill School, proud.