A Level and Pre-U
A total of 56% of all A Level and Pre-U papers were graded at A* or A, and over 80% of all grades were at A* to B level, meaning that pupils are now poised to take up places at leading Higher Education institutions.
Eleven pupils managed a clean sweep of A* grades and a total of 60 managed an A* or an A in every subject.
Successes came right across the curriculum, with pupils demonstrating their ability to skilfully combine breadth with excellence across all disciplines.
Two-thirds of all GCSE papers sat by the Fifth Form pupils were graded at A or A*. Thirty-four individual pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or A grades and of these, ten produced an immaculate set of top performances.
In the context of rising difficulty in GCSE specifications and a national picture of grade deflation, their performance was particularly spectacular.
One hundred pupils of the 130 who sat the English Literature paper achieved either an A or an A*, and 93 pupils achieved the same level in Mathematics on the new and more rigorous 9-1 specification. Successes came right across the academic spectrum, from Art – in which ten of the prestigious grade 9s were awarded – through to the sciences, who collected a total of 266 A or A* grades across the three disciplines.
Pictured below (L-R) are Oliver Shutts, Olivia Moir, Ella Niblett, Emily Hartland, Anya Tonks, Anna Cowan and Freddie Lawson, who were performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the Shrewsbury School musical 'A Drowned Bride' when their GCSE results were published.