National Youth with university success


PuPILS from a leading independent school in Bedfordshire are celebrating A-Level success as they take up a wide range of courses at leading universities in September. This year, in particular, has seen great success for boys at the school in the field of Music.

Talented chorister and musician, Silas Sanders achieved an A* in Music, A* in English Literature and an A in Latin, and has been awarded a Choral Scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, following his offer to read music.

Silas, who is a member of the National Youth Choir and the National Youth Chamber Choir, said: “I am absolutely thrilled with my A-Level results and that they allow me to further my education at Trinity College. Choral music is my passion and I am immensely looking forward to the next chapter in my music career.”

Felix Asare also joins Silas at Cambridge following an unconditional offer to study music at Christ’s College, Cambridge.

Boys are also taking up offers to read music at the Royal Northern College of Music and Durham, and Music Technology at Coventry and Nottingham Trent.

Joss Sanders, Director of Music, Joss Sanders, said: “I am absolutely delighted for the boys. They have all been fully committed to musical life at Bedford School and deserve these exciting new opportunities for the future.

“During their time at Bedford School, they have been wonderful role models, and to have six boys going on to study music at university this autumn shows the strength and depth of music-making at the school at the moment.”

The boys, along with a total of 135 Sixth Formers from Bedford School, celebrated their A-Level and IB Diploma results, of which almost three-quarters of papers were marked at A*-B grade.

Head Master James Hodgson said: “Well done to the leavers of 2019 on some fine results across all disciplines – we are proud of them all.

“Academically, they have made their mark, and they have had copious success on the sports field and have excelled in the creative arts.

“They leave with wonderful memories and a great foundation for the future; and we wish them all well as they set out on their various paths.”

To find out more about Bedford School, join them for their Open Morning on Saturday, October 5th. Visit https://www.bedfordschool.