Students celebrate outstanding A Level results – Millfield School

10 Aug 2021


Caption: Millfield recent leavers celebrate their A level and BTEC results on campus with Headmaster, Gavin Horgan

Millfield leavers are celebrating their A level and BTEC results today after another year of ambiguity surrounding exams due to coronavirus. Students have displayed exceptional resilience and determination.

Congratulations to the following remarkable individual achievements:

Maria Elliott achieved four A*s in Art, economics, maths and Spanish. Day student Maria, from Langport in Somerset, joined Millfield Prep School in Year 3 and has been a top academic and keen dancer throughout her schooling.

Ellie Lace has been awarded D*D*D* (triple distinction star) in BTEC art and design and an A* in A level government and politics. A Former Head of School, Ellie joined Millfield in Year 9. She is a strong advocate for student voice, educating her peers on topical issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and the Sarah Everard tragedy. Ellie is a golfer and artist.

Yuhka Machino has achieved four A*s in chemistry, mathematics, further mathematics and physics. Yuhka, from Japan, joined Millfield Prep School in Year 6, and is an exceptional mathematician recently recognised as the world’s top female school-age mathematician for the second year in a row at this year’s International Maths Olympiad. She is a diploma level pianist, performer of chamber music and member of Millfield’s chamber choir Camerata. She is also a keen badminton player and swimmer.

Honey Priestnall has attained D*D*D* in BTEC art and design and an A* in A level music. Honey, from Pilton in Somerset, joined Millfield in Year 10 and was a regular performer in all music concerts as a grade 8 singer, performing classical and contemporary vocals.

William Smith, a boarder from Warwickshire, has achieved D*D*D* in BTEC art and design and an A* in A level photography. The former Prep student launched a successful clothing line during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Alexander Biddlecombe achieved three A*s in mathematics, further mathematics, physics and an A in geography. Alexander is a day student from Glastonbury and took advantage of maths and physics extra-curricular enrichment whilst representing the house in everything from chamber choir to chess.

Annabella Dawkins achieved three A*s in drama, English literature and music and an A in history. Annabella, from Berkshire, has boarded since Year 9 and has grade 8 violin and a diploma in singing. She won Millfield Musician of the Year for both instrumentalist and vocalist categories, led the orchestra and string orchestra, was an active member of the chamber music programme with success in Pro-Corda, led soprano in Camerata and gained a place this year on the BYMT (British Youth Music Theatre). She is also an avid hockey and tennis player.

Harriet Dimdore-Miles from Martock in Somerset achieved three A*s in economics, psychology and photography and an A in mathematics. Harriet was a day student and joined Millfield Pre-Prep in reception. She was a keen sportswoman, enjoying hockey.

Yuntian Xiao achieved three A*s in mathematics, further mathematics and physics and an A in chemistry. Yuntian is from China and has boarded at Millfield since Year 10. He is a keen karate student and incredibly disciplined in both his academic and sporting endeavours.

Dalya Inan achieved three A*s in art, Turkish and photography and a C in Spanish. Dalya, from Turkey, boarded at Millfield from Year 9. She received offers from the world’s top art universities and will accept her offer to study at Parsons School of Design in New York.