A-Levels: Top of the Class Again for Shaftesbury School
Students at Shaftesbury School have been celebrating getting their A Level and BTEC results this week. They attended school on Thursday morning to collect their results slips after the long wait since the exams ended in June. The results this year are once again outstanding and these results mark another high profile success for the school, having been upgraded by Ofsted during the year to a school which was described by inspectors as a good school with outstanding features in every area.
Headline results show a 100% pass rate for students taught at Shaftesbury School, with 39% of results at A*-B grades. Every result is valued but there were particular successes for seven students who gained 2 or more of the highest grades; Jessica Cox-Martin, Rachel Dunn, Charlotte Hill, Rebecca Jones, Georgina Rayment, Amy Mutton and Joe Wahab. All these students are now progressing on to university. The school reported that across the board students have done really well with their qualifications and as usual the percentage of students progressing to university and other destinations is amongst the best anywhere in the country. The school has a boarding house and students who board have again performed exceptionally well.
Headteacher, Mark Blackman said, “It is fantastic to see the hard work and dedication of the staff and students pay off this summer. Every single result marks and individual success of which we are extremely proud. A level and BTEC examinations are truly demanding qualifications and it is great to see the students in the school being as successful as those in independent and selective schools. I would like to thank every member of staff who helped prepare the students for their exams and the parents who work so well in partnership with us. My hearty congratulations go to each and every student. I wish them all well for their next steps and it is wonderful to see so many heading off to university or directly into employment. In these harsh times for young people we are delighted that we know our students are being successful and progressing to their chosen destinations.”
There are still spaces available in the sixth form for September which is consistently in the top of the Dorset rankings and is in the top 200 of all sixth forms in the country year after year. Students interested in joining year 12 can contact the school once they have their GCSE results.
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