Students Celebrate Near Perfect Exam Results

July 22, 2015

Students Daniel Oatley and Nicholas Pell are celebrating after achieving near perfect examination marks in an incredible nine different subjects.

Daniel and Nicholas, students at Saltus Grammar School, averaged a score of 4.67 out of a possible five in their Advanced Placement examinations, one of the largest high-level school examinations in the world.

Both are headed to the UK for university – Daniel is going to Warwick to study Economics, and Nicholas to Loughborough for Engineering Physics.

They were named alongside Calum Maule and Jonathan Speight as National AP Scholar [Bermuda], which is granted to students on the Island who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Overall, students at Saltus achieved above the overall global average in the AP exams and outgoing Head of School Claire Charlemagne said: “I am extremely proud of all the students who sat the AP exams.

“They all worked extremely hard and should be very proud of themselves. I am sure that as they go through university they will do extremely well and make us proud of their achievements.”

Rigorously developed by committees of college and AP high school faculty, the AP Exams test students’ ability to perform at a college level.

The Advanced Placement Examinations are governed by the US College Board. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education.

Today, the membership association is made up of more than 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

Success in the exams is shown in a rating of 5-1 with 5 = extremely well qualified, 4 = well qualified, 3 = qualified, 2 = possibly qualified.

Saltus Students Celebrate Near Perfect Exam July 22 2015

Daniel scored grades of 5 in: English Language, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Calculus BC, Chemistry and Physics 1. Nicholas recorded 5’s in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics 1 and Physics 2.

Students with particular success in these high-ranking exams are given special notation by the College Board. This year they recognized the following Saltus students:

AP Scholar: Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams

Katherine Anfossi [Boston University, USA], Jacqueline Riley Correia [University of British Columbia, Canada] , Kyle Eve-Townsend [Loughborough University, UK], Dylan Lightbourn [University of Hertfordshire, UK], Zureena Rubaine [Bermuda College], Telisa Samuels [University of Toronto, Canada], Christopher Simmons [Northeastern University, USA], and Zoé Simmons [University of Worcester, UK].

AP Scholar with Honor: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams

Nalani Dowling [Spelman College, USA], Jacob Fisher [Royal Holloway University--UCL, UK], James Patterson [Class Afloat/University of Western Ontario, Canada], Kurt Repose [University of Southampton, UK], Keenan Smith [Aston University, UK], Tess Spencer [University of Waterloo, Canada], and Shaundrea Washington [Gap Year].

AP Scholar with Distinction: Granted to students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams

Calum Maule [Queen’s University, Canada], Daniel Oatley [University of Warwick, UK], Nicholas Pell [Loughborough University, UK], and Jonathan Speight [University of Kent, UK], and Azari Thomas [University of Virginia, USA].

Mrs Charlemagne, who has now left Saltus for a headship in England, added: “Saltus has a fine tradition of academic excellence. I am sure the school will continue to go from strength to strength with many other students making a mark for themselves in the world.”

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  1. PBanks says:

    Congratulations, graduates. Very impressive marks.