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Another record A* achievement for Sherborne Girls

Published Thursday 22nd of August 2013 12:11:09 PM

Following the announcement of record breaking A* results at A level last week, Sherborne Girls is celebrating a second time with the announcement of a record number of A* passes at GCSE.

This year 47% of all the grades awarded were at A*, while 76% of all papers achieved an A* or A grade. 92% of papers were marked at A*, A or B grades.

Three girls achieved an outstanding 11 A* grades each, namely Polly Pentreath (from Salisbury), Amelia Rogers (from Broadstone) and Maja Vlahovic (from Moscow). Another three girls achieved 10 A* grades each: Rachel Bucklow (Sherborne), Charlotte McNair Scott (Cornwall) and Jemima Middle (Sherborne). Seven girls achieved 9 A* grades each: Alicia Baines (London), Isabella Elwes (Sturminster Newton), Alice Mackean (Hampshire), Antonia Matthews (Sherborne), Flora Ritchie (Taunton), Isabelle Stone (Taunton) and Emily Williams (Dorchester).

An impressive 23 girls achieved 7 A* grades or more and the total number of A* grades achieved by the whole year group was 362. These results represent the best A* percentage results for the School to date.

Commenting on the results, Headmistress Jenny Dwyer said, 'Once again, we are delighted that the hard work of our students and teachers has been rewarded with such an outstanding set of results, particularly this year when there was a degree of uncertainty. We also very much welcome the superb news that the number of A* grades recorded at both GCSE and A level is at an all time high. Congratulations to everyone - I look forward to welcoming back our GCSE achievers into our Sixth Form, along with a number of new pupils, for the Michaelmas Term which starts on Monday 2 September.'

The full listing of results will be updated on the website in due course.

Picture caption: '39 A*s between them!' Hot on the heels of beating over 100 other schools to win the national Girls' School Association apprentice style competition 'Ahead of the Game', Year 11 girls Alicia Baines, Rachel Bucklow, Flora Ritchie, Andie Vinycomb and Maddie Barber (pictured left to right) have achieved an incredible 39 A* grades between them. Rachel Bucklow has also secured herself a work placement in October half term with former Apprentice show runner-up Claire Young.
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