Pupils at Shrewsbury School have produced another excellent showing at A Level with over 77% of the examinations awarded an A*, A or B grade. Particular success was enjoyed by candidates studying for the Cambridge Pre-U qualifications with over 50% of all results banded at the distinction level.
The very pleasing overall picture is further enhanced by stories of success on an individual scale. 42 pupils achieved a full set of A or A* grades and, of these, eleven achieved a clean sweep of A* performances – placing them perfectly for entry to some of the country’s most prestigious universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
The quality of the grades achieved is impressive, but so is the variety of the subjects chosen by the pupils. Megan Redhead, for example, gained three A*s and a distinction grade in Economics, English, Geography and French respectively while her fellow student, Mathew Hedges collected the top grades in Economics, Chemistry, Maths and Physics.
AS examinations have also recorded some outstanding achievements with over 70% of all pupils studying Maths achieving an A grade and similarly brilliant results in the Extended Project Qualification where over 50% of pupils were awarded an A or an A*.
The Headmaster, Mark Turner, expressed delight at the success of the pupils: “These excellent grades are a testament to the maturity and determination of our pupils and to the enthusiasm and professionalism of their teachers. We wish the pupils all the best as they move on to the next phase of their education and hope that they will continue to demonstrate their commitment to high-calibre achievement as they have done in their time at Shrewsbury School.”
For details of results by subject, please see: 2017 A Level and Pre-U results in detail.
Hot on the heels of celebrations over excellent A Level results, pupils at Shrewsbury School have produced an impressive crop of GCSE grades with two thirds of all exams rewarded with an A* or A.
This being our first fully co-educational cohort, it was particularly impressive to see so many boys and girls producing such exceptional performances.
Forty-three of the Fifth Form pupils achieved a clean sweep of A and A* grades and of these 14 pupils gained an A* in every subject they offered. Twelve of them are pictured (left to right) below: Lizzie Ware, Juliet Russell, Adam Pattenden, Sophia Breese, Harry Remnant, Ella Windle, Oscar Mattinson, Will Hope, Abi Watkinson, Reuben Denison, Oscar Kanan and Mark Pangin. Following GCSE re-marks, Libby Heges and Ludo de Falbe also achieved straight A*s. (See news article.)
Out of a cohort of 147, 70 pupils achieved the top grade in English Literature and 214 A* grades were achieved across all three sciences.
Headmaster, Mark Turner, commented: “The pupils can be justly proud of another sterling set of GCSE results – especially in the national context of grade deflation and increasing robustness of the qualification. That so many Salopians have achieved at the highest levels reflects the diligence, enthusiasm and determination of this cohort and, indeed, of their teachers.”