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A-Level Results 2022: Bethany School celebrates record A*/A grades

Pupils from Bethany school have maintained the excellent rate of A Level progress seen in recent years. Although national press headlines had forecast doom and gloom the picture is a very positive one at Bethany, with just under half the grades awarded being A*/A. This is simply an outstanding achievement given the broad ability profile of A Level pupils at Bethany.

Last year Bethany was judged to have been one of the best Schools in the country with regard to A Level progress and this outstanding achievement has been maintained in 2022. The individual support and guidance provided by our dedicated teaching staff has ensured that the pupils were expertly prepared for what was the first set of external examinations that they had taken.

Our top performing pupils reflect the range of subjects and the success of the individualised approach we give to all our pupils.

Max Brown (Cranbrook) obtained A*, A, A, A and following a gap year, which will involve climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, will read Sports and Exercise Science at Loughborough University.

Four pupils obtained A*, A*,and A grades. Head of School, Harry Chambers (Horsmonden) will study Sports and Exercise Science at Bournemouth University; Amelia Knowles (Sandhurst) will read Wildlife Conservation at the University of Kent; Aidan Mathieson (Biddenden) will enrol at Loughborough to study Design; Sebastian Smith (Maidstone) will read Computer Games Technology at Abertay in Scotland following his gap year in New Zealand.

Performing Arts Scholar, Holly Adamson (Biddenden) A*, A, A will Arts and Drama at Exeter University.

Francie Healy Headmaster commented, “the phenomenal success of our A Level pupils was achieved through the hard work of our diligent pupils and the positive support and encouragement of our vocational staff. At Bethany we are a community and today’s results are a reflection of the productive approach that working as a harmonious team brings.”


Amelia, pictured below, said “I am very pleased with my results. They have now allowed me to study the course I have always wanted to study in my first choice university”. Mrs Knowles, Amelia’s mother, said “We are all thrilled with Amelia’s results. She could not have done it with the fantastic teaching and support from Bethany. The best decision we ever made was sending Amelia to Bethany.”


Charlotte, pictured centre in lead photo, said “Bethany has helped and supported me since I started in Year 7. The teachers are always kind and enthusiastic and ready to help at any given moment. I have really enjoyed my time at Bethany and will be very sad to leave. I was extremely happy with my results, and I owe that happiness to Bethany! Thank you to everyone.” Mrs Noakes, Charlotte’s mother, said “Bethany School has been the best thing for Charlotte since she started there at age 11. She has gone from strength to strength and managed to achieve each of her goals with the help of caring and helpful staff. Charlotte has more than achieved her goals and would not have managed this without the support and help she has received.”


Aidan, pictured right in lead photo, said “Thank you for my time at Bethany. I gained many friends, experiences, and fond memories. I wouldn’t be in the position I’m in now without Bethany and for that I’m unendingly grateful.” Mrs Mathieson, Aidan’s mother, said “Bethany School has been nothing short of outstanding. My son was told by many schools that he would not cope in mainstream school due to his Dyslexia. I collected Aidan after his first day and asked him how it went, and he replied, “I love it! They teach me in a way I understand, and I no longer feel stupid!”. I cried silently to myself! He smashed his GCSEs and just received a Distinction and two A*s for his A Levels. I’m so proud and grateful. Bethany School rocks!”