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Record breaking A level results for largest cohort of sixth formers at Sherborne Girls

Published Wednesday 19th of August 2015 10:01:08 AM

Sherborne Girls in Dorset is celebrating the announcement of this year’s A level results, with a record breaking 60% of examinations passed at A* or A. Against the national trend, 70% of all science subjects passed at A* or A and six girls have been offered places on medical or medical science courses. 70% of all arts subjects passed at A* and A, and 68% of all modern languages passed at A* or A. A total of 46 A* grades and 101 A grades were achieved by the year group. Polly Pentreath topped the year group with 3 A* grades and an A; she has a place to study Art at Falmouth. Kathryn Li scored an impressive 2 A* grades and 2 As and will study Maths and Statistical Science at UCL. A further fourteen girls achieved at least 2 A* grades and an A, including Alicia Baines (who will read English Literature at Edinburgh), Octavia Cooper, Alexa Gibbs (reading History of Art at Edinburgh), Amber Lacey (History at Birmingham), TC Mackean (Biomedical Science at Newcastle), Molly Melville, Jemima Middle (Philosophy and Theology at Durham), Elizabeth Murray, Phoebe Parker (Medicine at Exeter), Rose Patrick (French and Spanish at Edinburgh), Flora Ritchie (Medicine at Bristol), Eliza Sale (English at Bristol), Charlotte Summerhayes (Art at Edinburgh) and Maja Vlahovic (Applied Medical Science at UCL). A further three girls achieved 2 A* grades and a B: Tallulah Brown (who will read Psychology at Cardiff), Marina Carrick (Art with Art History at Edinburgh) and Phoebe Sharp (Geography at Newcastle). Girls also performed strongly in the recent International Baccalaureate Diploma, with an impressive average point score of 37.2 points (the equivalent to three A*s and one A grade at A level) and five girls achieving 40 points or more (out of a possible 45) – putting them into the top 5% of IB students worldwide. This means that the combined results for this year’s Upper Sixth at Sherborne Girls are 23% at A* grade, 62% at A*- A grades and 83% at A* - B grades. Headmistress Jenny Dwyer said, “We are absolutely delighted; these are outstanding A level and International Baccalaureate results and we are elated to see the vast majority of our girls achieving their qualifications at A* and A grade. We are also thrilled that most girls have achieved their first choice of university places, including our IB students, among whom gained places to read who Music at Oxford and Medicine at UCL. Our congratulations to everyone, including parents, families and staff, but especially to the girls, who worked so hard and did their very best.”

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