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Another outstanding set of A level results for Sherborne Girls

Published Thursday 14th of August 2014 12:21:35 PM

Sherborne Girls in Dorset is celebrating another year of exceptional A level exam results, with 51% of examinations passed at A* or A, compared to the national average of 30.8%.

81% of papers were passed with A*, A or B grades, compared to the national average of 52.4% and 97% of the extended projects achieved A*, A or B the best results recorded to date. In German, Latin and Further Maths, all papers were graded at A*. The most popular subject was Mathematics, in which just under 60% of the papers achieved an A* or A grade.

A total of 37 A* grades and 68 A grades was achieved by the year group. Five girls achieved an exceptional 2 A* grades or more among their papers. Isabel Norris (of Tavistock) achieved 3 A* and 1 A grade and will read Medicine at UCL. Julia Morris (of Farnham) also achieved 3 A* grades and an A and will read Medicine at Glasgow. Ella Mountbatten (of Tiverton) achieved 3 A* grades and has a place at Bristol to read Anthropology. Eleanor Gratton (of Ilminster) received 2 A* grades and an A and will read French and German at King's College London and Alexandra Pevzner (of Moscow) will study Mechanical Engineering at UCL with her grades of 2 A* and 1 A.

A record-breaking 15 girls achieved four A grades or more in their AS levels. These include Rachel Bucklow (Sherborne), Marina Carrick (Plymouth), Octavia Cooper (Andover), Amber Lacey (Bristol), Kelly Lee (Hong Kong), Alice Mackean (Andover), Jemima Middle (Sherborne), Phoebe Parker (Godalming), Natalie Chan (Hong Kong), Kathryn Li (China), Polly Pentreath (Yeovil), Lisa Pun (Hong Kong), Flora Ritchie (Taunton), Lucinda Sewell (Singapore), Maja Vlahovic (Moscow) and Vanessa Yam (China).

Girls also performed strongly in the recent International Baccalaureate results with 61% of results achieved at the highest grades of 7 and 6 (equivalent to A* or A at A level). Harriet Smith (of Bridport) achieved the School's top score with a result of 42 points and is applying to Oxford in 2015 to read Classics. Catriona May (of Gillingham) scored 40 points securing a place at Durham to read Psychology. These results put Harriet and Catriona in the top 5% of IB achievers worldwide.

Headmistress Jenny Dwyer said, 'We are delighted to announce another excellent set of A level results for the School. The girls have worked exceptionally hard at their academic studies this year, alongside a full programme of sport, drama and other interests. Special mention should go to the four potential medics and a dentist who achieved 7 A* and 10 A grades between them.'

'Our congratulations go to everyone, not forgetting the parents and families of our students who have supported the girls through their studies, and to the exceptional 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 later today (14 August 2014).
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