Prior's Field September 2018

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 www.sherborne.com 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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