A Level and Pre-U Examinations
Pupils at Shrewsbury school have once again achieved an excellent set of A Level and Pre-U examination results.
Nearly three-quarters of all papers were graded at A* - B level. Nine pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or equivalent grades across their disciplines and a total of 37 pupils obtained all A or A* grades.
High attainment was demonstrated across the whole breadth of Shrewsbury’s diverse Sixth Form curriculum, with notable successes in the creative world of Theatre Studies and the technical and complex subject of Economics (in both of which over half the cohort was awarded either an A or an A*).
The English Faculty celebrated ongoing success with over 90% of candidates awarded one of the top three grades for the third consecutive year. And Salopians studying Biology have done the School’s most famous alumnus, Charles Darwin, proud, with 26 achieving a Distinction in the challenging and demanding Cambridge Pre-U qualification.
A week later, Shrewsbury School pupils received another raft of impressive results – this time at GCSE.
With 40% of all grades awarded an A* (or equivalent) and nearly two-thirds of all examinations graded at A* or A, the pupils will have much of which to be proud. Across all qualifications taken on the new and more challenging 9-1 specifications, nearly half of all grades were at 8/9 level.
At the very top end, 26 pupils gained the equivalent of a complete spread of A* and A grades across all their subjects and 82 pupils gained at least one of the new, much sought-after grade 9s (a grade designed to reflect the very highest levels of scholarship).
As with the A Level results, the high achievement is demonstrable right across the board, from the 15 A* grades in Music and the 23 A*s in Design through to spectacular performances in the three sciences, each producing over 80 A* and A grades from the cohort, and notable successes for candidates in the challenging discipline of Physical Education.
Languages, both Ancient and Modern, continue to be a real strength and it is particularly pleasing to see Spanish and German producing such excellent results against a background of declining interest in the languages elsewhere in the UK.
These fantastic results will certainly be the signal for celebration on the part of the pupils but more importantly, they will provide an impressive foundation as they embark upon the variety and challenge of a Sixth Form career at Shrewsbury School.
Headmaster Leo Winkley paid tribute to all the pupils and staff whose love of learning and shared endeavour has led to this excellent crop of GCSE examination results. With a bright array of A Level and Pre-U courses now in prospect, as well as the wider opportunities of Sixth Form life, they can embark on the new level of study with great confidence.
For details of results by subject, please see A Level, Pre-U and GCSE results 2019 in detail.