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Record A* achievement for Sherborne Girls

Published Thursday 15th of August 2013 01:01:59 PM

Sherborne Girls in Dorset is celebrating another year of exceptional A level exam results, with almost 25% of examinations passed at A*, compared to the national average of 7.6%.
Furthermore, 53% of exam papers were achieved at A* or A, compared to the national average of 26.3%.
81% of papers achieved A*, A or B grades, compared to the national average of 52.9%
91% of all papers were graded at A* - C, and 96% of extended projects achieved A*, A or B.
These results represent the best A* percentage and best extended project results for the School to date.
Five girls achieved an incredible 3 A* grades or more. Twins Rosalind and Julia Booth (from Andover) achieved 7 A*s and 1 A grade between them. Rosalind is going to St Catherine's College, Oxford, to read Chemistry and Julia will read Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College. Local girl Katie Morse (from Dorchester) achieved an exceptional 3 A* grades and an A* in her extended project. She has been offered a place to study medicine at Newcastle. Jemima Folkes (from Salisbury) and Emily Redman (from Hampshire) also achieved 3 A* grades each.
Head Girl Mollie Mackean (from Hampshire) achieved 3 A grades and will read Psychology at Durham and Vice Head Girl Rosanna Farrar (from Wincanton) achieved 1 A* and 2 A grades and will read Geography at Exeter University.
There were similar successes among girls taking their AS Levels, with a record ten girls achieving a remarkable four A grades or more. These include twins Imogen and Alice Horn (Shepton Montague), Hiraa Javed (Dorchester), Ella Weston (Sherborne), Imogen Hamer (Marnhull), Lottie Hayton (Trent), Izzy Norris (Tavistock), Flora Foreman (Sherborne St John), Sarah Chan (from Hong Kong) and Anona Galbraith (Germany).
Girls also performed strongly in the recent International Baccalaureate results. Alexandra Suter achieved an outstanding 44 points out of 45, putting her in the top 1% of those entering the exams across the world. 52% of the individual subject results were achieved at the highest grades of 7 and 6 (equivalent to A* or A at A Level), compared with the World Standard of just 27% of candidates achieving these grades.
Headmistress Jenny Dwyer said she was delighted: 'These results are excellent news for our girls and truly reflect their commitment and application to their academic studies. Equally impressive is that so many of our girls have experienced similar success with their extra-curricular activities this year, across music, sport, drama and other interests.'
'While good results undoubtedly open the doors to higher education and early employment opportunities, we are also very committed to ensuring our girls are strong communicators, effective leaders and good team players. We hope that they leave us work-ready and prepared to progress into a global society with rapidly changing rules of engagement.'
'Our congratulations go to everyone and we wish our leavers every success in the future. Thanks also must go to parents and families who have supported the girls through their studies, and to the wonderful dedication of our staff in ensuring the girls achieve their full potential.'
The full listing of results will be updated on the website www.sherborne.com in due course.
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