Millfield leavers celebrate fantastic results
19 Aug 2022
Millfield leavers are celebrating their A level and BTEC results today following the return to exams this year, with grades higher than in 2019 as predicted. The 284 students in this year’s Upper Sixth cohort have displayed exceptional resilience, hard work and determination.
Congratulations to the following for their remarkable individual achievements:
Highest achiever Rozalia Moore, a day student from Wincanton, achieved an outstanding A* in Art, A* in Biology, A* in Chemistry and A* in Mathematics. Rozalia was a prefect and received a Chemistry attainment award this year. The Art scholar took part in a variety of sports during her time at school, including hockey, netball and athletics. She will be attending Cardiff University to study Biological Sciences (Medicine) after taking a gap year doing a ski season and then travelling to Thailand where she is hoping to volunteer with a specialist hand surgeon in remote communities. Rozalia said about her results: “I was really shocked. I am amazed and really happy. I now get to go to university and will be a doctor.” She said Millfield’s culture of enabling students to follow their own paths had been a real benefit to her alongside the support for medics.
Barney French, a day student from Glastonbury, achieved an A* in Computer Science, A* in Mathematics, A in Further Maths and A* in Physics. Barney, who joined Millfield Prep in Year 1, was a prefect during Upper Sixth and also a recipient of a Computer Science attainment, Physics attainment, academic commitment and service to hockey awards. Barney has taken part in debating during his time at Millfield and is a keen computer programmer. He is going to Durham University to read General Engineering.
Rebecca Stowell achieved an A* in Mathematics, A* in Further Maths, A* in Physics and an A in Chemistry. Rebecca, who is from Wedmore, Somerset, joined in Pre-Prep at the age of two. She was part of Millfield’s Oxbridge Programme which helps prepare each student for every aspect of their application process. Rebecca was a recipient of the Mathematics attainment award and will be going on to study Mathematics at the University of Warwick.
Joanna Maddock, a day student from Baltonsborough, also attended Millfield Prep and is a Music scholar. She took part in singing, piano, oboe, and dance. Her family are one of the first third generation families to attend Millfield – her grandmother being one of the very first female students. Joanna received fantastic grades, 3 A*s in History, Latin and Music and an A in Spanish. She will be heading to the University of York to study History.
Ralph Butt, a day student from Somerton, received 3 A*s in Mathematics, Physics and Further Maths and a B in Chemistry. He was a school prefect and also completed his Duke of Edinburgh award during Sixth Form. Ralph has been awarded a scholarship by Warwick University to study Physics.
Caspian Fowler achieved an A in Economics, A*in History, A* in Mathematics, and B in Further Maths. Caspian, a day student from Bridgwater, joined the Millfield community in Year 7 at Millfield Prep. A true all-rounder, he won an academic attainment award in History and services to badminton awards this year, alongside being crowned Senior Classical Vocalist champion at the Millfield Musician of the Year awards. Caspian is also a keen chess player and has represented Wales. He will be attending the University of Exeter to study Economics.
Ella Gambold received an A* in Mathematics and three A’s in Biology, Chemistry and Further Maths. Ella, from Pembrokeshire, Wales, joined Millfield Prep in Year 8 as a boarder. She is a dancer and passed the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) Modern Grade 5 exam last year. Ella will be studying Medicine at Cardiff University.
Kaira Puri, a boarder from New Delhi, attained an A* in Art and three A’s in Economics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Kaira was a prefect, and in addition to her busy academic schedule, was part of the girls 1st football team who reached the 2022 ISFA Cup semi-final. She is planning to continue playing football at university. Kaira will be majoring in Economics at Columbia University, USA.
Santiago Jimenez-Rowe, a day student from Somerset, achieved an A* in History, A’s in Economics and Spanish and a B in Mathematics. Santiago was a Head of House and was a member of the United Nations’ “17 Goals for Sustainability” project. He helped create a herb garden onsite with the intention of raising awareness of climate goals and took part in the inaugural Brilliance Exchange, encouraging sustainable loop clothing. He is heading to UCL to read History, Politics and Economics.
Lucy Chalmers, a boarder from Oxfordshire, achieved an A* in PE, an A* in Psychology and an A* in History. Lucy, who joined Millfield in Year 9, is a keen runner, and represented Great Britain at the Loughborough International Athletics meet in May 2021, as the only GB representative in the 400 metre hurdles. She was also a prefect and will be attending Loughborough University.
Gabby Bolt achieved an A* in Biology, A* in PE, and A* in Psychology. Gabby, a boarder from Surrey, was the recipient of a Psychology attainment award at the end of year celebrations. Gabby is an accomplished modern pentathlete and competed at this year’s Public School Fencing Championships. She was part of the team that were named national champions for the ninth year in succession. Gabby will be furthering her education at the University of Bath, studying Sport and Exercise Science.
Elena Launder, a boarder from Somerton, achieved A* in Biology, A* in Spanish and A*in Product Design. She was a prefect and a keen fencer during her time at school. Elena has developed a passion for hiking after trips to Norway and Iceland; she completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh award and now aspires to hike across Europe and the world. She will be moving on to study Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter.
Her twin, Rosa Launder, also a boarder from Somerton, achieved identical grades gaining an A* in French, A* in Product Design and A* in Mathematics. Rosa and Elena grew up in Majorca, Spain, and moved to England specifically to join Millfield. Rosa is a full-time netballer in the first team and a Grade 8 double bass player. She was a prefect and played percussion in a multitude of concerts and ensembles. Upon leaving Millfield, Rosa will join the University of Edinburgh to study Architecture.
Emily Bradshaw, a day student from Street, achieved three A*’s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics. Emily, who joined Millfield in Year 1, played in the 1st XI hockey team and achieved grade 8 in two instruments. She enjoyed attending academic enrichment talks and Biology breakfasts and completed her Duke of Edinburgh Award. Emily is a passionate musician, singing in the school’s Chamber choir Camerata as well as performing in jazz band, orchestra and an a cappella group. Emily will be moving on to join the University of Durham.
Ella McEwan, a boarder from Monmouth, achieved D* D* D* in BTEC Art and Design. Despite being told at her previous school that she would not pass GCSE exams as a result of her severe dyslexia, Ella has been offered a place to study at the prestigious UAL Chelsea College of Art and Design from September. Ella was also the recipient of the Upper Sixth BTEC attainment award this year. She hopes to work as a designer in editorial magazines in the future.
Maia Page achieved an A* in English, a D2 in Chinese, and an A* in Maths. Maia, who lives in Hong Kong, achieved the silver award in this year’s UKLO Linguistics Olympiad, bronze in the Senior Maths challenge and enjoyed horse riding, debating, and languages, citing Chinese as her favourite subject. Maia was a prefect and received Chinese attainment, English attainment, academic commitment and a Millfield Brilliance Award Gold this year. She will be attending King’s College London to study Law.
Jo Champion, a day student from Street, achieved two A*s in PE and Geography and a D* in Food and Nutrition. Jo is one of five siblings to have attended Millfield and Millfield Prep. She is an accomplished golfer, regularly representing her school and county teams, and competing in tournaments around the UK. She will be heading to the University of Liverpool to read Geography.
Indie Lucas, a boarder from Berwickshire, joined Millfield in Lower Sixth. Indie achieved an A in Geography and D* D* in BTEC Sport. Indie was a member of the girl’s tennis team and represented the South of Scotland at this year’s U18 County Championships event. Indie will be going on to study Sport and Exercise science at the University of Bath.
Eva Ford, a boarder from London, achieved two A*s in PE and Psychology and an A in Business Studies. Eva was a recipient of an academic attainment award this year. She maintained a busy squash training schedule alongside her academic studies and was a member of the winning National Championships squash team in her Upper Sixth year. Eva was an unwaveringly kind and empathetic member of the Butleigh House community. She will be undertaking a degree in Psychology at Cardiff University in September.
Tanya Gupta, a boarder from Bangalore, India, achieved two A*s in Business Studies and PE and an A in Psychology. Tanya has adeptly balanced her first team football commitments with her academic schedule. She was a vibrant and enthusiastic Head of House in her final term. Tanya will be deciding between Indiana University Bloomington, USA or Bath University.
Valentina Yui Hung achieved two A*’s in Drama and English Literature and an A in French. She was International Student Association president and a school prefect. She was a worthy winner of the Butleigh “Giving it a Go” award as a result of her taking part in acting and many different sports alongside her academics. Valentina was awarded the drama prize this year whilst also being recognised for her services to karate. She has displayed incredible resilience having not been able to travel home during her two years at Millfield. She will be attending UCL.
Ella Smith, a boarder from Ilminster, achieved two A*’s in Mathematics and PE and an A in Further Maths. Ella was an integral part of the girls’ football first team who reached the ISFA Cup semi-finals this year. Ella received her first official national cap this year after representing the England ISFA national team. She is also an accomplished sprinter and took home the gold medal in both the 100m and 200m races at this year’s Somerset Athletics County Championships. Ella will be attending Loughborough University to read Mathematics and Sports Science.
Bella Valeur-Adu, a boarder from the Channel Islands, achieved an A* in Biology, an A* in PE and an A in Mathematics. Bella was captain of the girls first netball team, who won the independent schools cup this year, and was nominated for the Millfield Sports Person of the year award. Bella was also selected into the Team Bath U19 National Performance League squad for the 2021-22 season. Bella will be attending The University of Manchester.
Nellie Clark, a boarder from Whangarei, New Zealand, achieved an A* in Drama, A* in PE and an A in Psychology. Nellie, who is one of a twin, was unable to see her family during her entire Sixth Form experience at Millfield, as she could not fly home due to Covid travel restrictions. Alongside her academic studies, Nellie swam eight times a week. She was a school prefect and a member of the United Nations 17 Goals for Sustainability project, spreading the word on global impact. Nellie will study Psychology at Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA.
Supawan Sae Tao, a boarder from Thailand, achieved D* D* D in BTEC Art and Design. She joined Millfield in Year 9 and has worked incredibly hard on her BTEC programme. She took part in various sports and enjoyed badminton and yoga. Supawan is heading to Istituto Marangoni.
James Brookes, a boarder from Bournemouth, achieved an A* in Physics, an A* in Economics and an A in Mathematics. James was a school prefect and super role model in Shapwick House. A keen rugby player, James was the epitome of a student who is not bound by restrictions, proving that difficulties can always be overcome if you work hard enough. James will be attending Loughborough University.
Henry Cook, a boarder from London, achieved an outstanding D* D* D in BTEC Art and Design. Henry developed his own clothing range alongside his studies and has been instrumental in promoting Art and led the school’s first ever Brilliance Exchange, a clothes swapping event which raised money for charity. Henry will be joining the Kingston University.
Harriet Woodland-Broome attained an A* in Biology, A* in Geography and an A in Chemistry. Harriet was the recipient of the Geography attainment and academic commitment award this year. She is a keen runner and chose to join Millfield due to the school’s ability to allow students to balance both their sporting and academic commitments. Harriet will be going on to study Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Fleur Florin achieved an A* in English Literature, an A* in Philosophy and an A in Economics. She won the Staniforth prize for Rhetoric for debating this year, has been a prefect, and was on the international committee, played tennis, was on the national championship winning girls’ netball first team and was selected for the Bath National Premier League squads. Fleur will be attending Durham University.
Millfield Headmaster, Gavin Horgan, says, “All of our students should be very proud of their results. They have done remarkably well in what has been a turbulent two years for everyone. Do not forget the additional skills they have learnt throughout the pandemic of resilience, coping with disruption, being innovative, dynamic, remote working, sometimes in different time zones across the world, and sheer hard work. These valuable skills will set them in good stead for their working lives ahead just as much as their exam grades will. I wish you all the very best on your next step and welcome you back to Millfield in the future.”
Students will benefit from the support of our senior leadership team, sixth form tutors and careers department over the coming days to finalise their plans for September.