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Shaftesbury School’s headteacher has paid tribute to the dedication of pupils after the announcement of this year’s ‘outstanding’ A level results.

Tim Farrer said that ‘hard work, great teaching and learning and an individual approach’ had been the key.

He spoke as students and staff celebrated an ‘outstanding’ set of grades again this year with achievement for A level and BTEC at a record level, a further improvement on last year. Tim Farrer said ‘We are extremely proud of the students and their achievements. These results are testament to the dedication of both the students and the teaching staff and of course the support and care given by their families. Students have done even better than before, particularly in the top grades, and it is great to know their efforts have paid off.’

Results were extremely strong across all subject areas with many achieving high levels of A* and Distinction*, the highest awards available. A staggering 83% got A*-C. Mathematics continued to shine with great results along with particularly strong successes in English, Biology, History, Business Studies, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Psychology and Graphics. Overall, 27 subjects achieved 100% pass rate.

‘Shaftesbury School is a truly comprehensive school and we value the achievements of all students across A levels, BTECs, Level 2 qualifications and enrichment programmes such as the Arts Award and Duke of Edinburgh and the Extended Project Qualification; all should be celebrated. We do also want to congratulate those who are worth mentioning based on their outstanding results,’ says Tim Farrer.

Georgina Green A* A* A*
John Earnshaw A* A* A
Alex Hill A* A A
Lily Kiel-Bechara A* A B
Harry Campbell 2 x Distinction* and 1 Distinction
Sophie Knight A + 2 x Distinction*

The school says it is proud to report that it again has students accepting offers from a broad range of Russell Group universities. However, Shaftesbury students also saw success with progression into employment and apprenticeships and the school says it wishes all its students the very best of luck with their futures.

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