Post 16 Results
The Blandford School is celebrating exceptional A Level and Vocational results today with students in the year group smashing all previous records.
The overall pass rate this year was a fantastic 100%, with 32% of students achieving the coveted top grades of A*- A, and 60% achieving A* – B. These figures mean the school has achieved exceptionally well in a year when pass rates are down.
Of particular note were A Level performances recorded by Ruby Opalka who achieved 2A*s and 1A, Ruby will now be heading to Manchester to study English with Creative Writing; Lauren Barton’s 2 A*s and 1B means she has achieved her dream of studying medicine at Southampton in September 2019; Emma de Sarum achieved 1A* and 2As and will be relocating to Exeter where she will read Law. Emma is an example of a student who has taken every opportunity whilst at TBS to be involved in numerous additional activities; Hector Solway achieved 3A’s and an A* which secures him a place at Bath to study Physics. Andrew Madders, Hari Teversham and Katie Willis-Fisher should be very proud of their 1A*, 1A and 1B.
Other A Level high fliers include Rheanna Jane, Alysha Hennicker, Tilli Eager, Masmi Gurung, Scott Jones, Robert Myers, Katherine Stanley, Ellie Wills, Flo Hendy, Grace Ritchie and Seren Birtles.
It has, without doubt, been a magnificent summer for students and staff at The Blandford School. Last week saw post 16 students smash school records and year 11’s collecting their results today have followed suit.
In the new exams which have been described as ‘the toughest for a generation’, the results were exceptionally good: 76% of students achieved a standard pass in English and 64% a strong pass. In maths, 72% achieved a standard pass and 52% a strong pass. The combined figure – those students who achieved at least a standard pass in both English and maths was therefore 66%, with 49% achieving a strong pass. High Ability students performed very well indeed with 50% of them achieving a Grade 7 or above in English and 45% achieving a Grade 7 or above in mathematics; 25% of entries achieved Grades 9 -7 (the old A*/A) and 75% 9-4 (A*- C). Science results were phenomenal and the ‘best ever’ for TBS, other subjects which have shown significant improvement this year are geography and languages.
There were some excellent individual performances with a host of students gaining impressive sets of the coveted Grade 9 which is awarded to the top 3% of students nationally. Samuel Hughes and Mansoon Tamang top the leaderboard with both achieving seven Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and one Grade A; Olivia Sellen also did brilliantly with her five Grade 9s and 3 Grade 8s closely followed by Amy Lewis who achieved four Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and 1 Grade A; Emma Wright also achieved ten 9 -7 passes with three Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and four Grade 7s. Other students who will be celebrating include Akira Lane with three Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, three Grade 7s and one Grade A. Rosie Belle Platts, Louie Didcott and Chloe Russell all achieved three Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, two Grade 7s and one Grade A; Lauren Green gained two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and two Grade 7s; Joshua Pitman achieved two Grade 9s, one Grade 8, three Grade 7s and one Grade A. The list of high fliers goes on and on with the following all achieving Grade 9s and Grade 8s within their suite of excellent results: George Lewis, Oliver Dobson, Alfie Panchaud, Andrew Thomas, Felicitas Bissel, William Rogers, Poppy Failes, Alice Knightbridge, Georgia Roncaglia, Lilijan Erim, Harry Sutton, Ben Willson, Leah O’Loughlin, Oliver Cleal, Grace Gardiner, Oliver Hendy, Alex Robinson, Georgina Bailey and Edward Winkle.