THE BLANDFORD SCHOOL A LEVEL RESULTS
Cambridge student leads the way
The Blandford School is celebrating today with excellent sixth form results.
Blandford’s top A level performer this year with an outstanding set of grades is Darcy Emmet, who is heading to Newnham College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences after achieving A* A* A* in Chemistry, Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Staff are thrilled for Darcy, whose work ethic over the course of her time at TBS has been phenomenal. Other highfliers include Lauren Stephenson who achieved A*A A in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. Lauren is heading to the prestigious Royal Veterinary College in London to study Veterinary Science. Ben Smurthwaite achieved A*A B and will read Philosophy and Theology at Durham University, commencing in September 2020.
Top performers on vocational courses include Cameron Guest, Harriet Phipps and Chloe Parsons, who achieved double Distinction* in Business Studies, and Megan North was awarded Distinction* in Health and Social Care.
The overall pass rate this year was 99.5%, with 32% of students achieving the coveted top grades of A*- A, and 51% achieving A*- B.
Headteacher, Sally Wilson expressed her personal delight for students in the year 13 cohort:
“Our results this year are very good and I am particularly thrilled at the variety of destinations our students have chosen. A real strength of the school is the broad and balanced curriculum we have from the point of entry in Year 7 through to Year 13. In addition to this, sixth form students take part in a variety of enhanced curriculum activities which include university summer schools, work placements and work shadowing; without a doubt this opens numerous doors for students. This year we have one Year 13 student who is embarking on a Higher Apprenticeship with Lloyds Bank, another is commencing a Nursing Apprenticeship with the NHS. Students will be studying a range of subjects at University, including degrees in Fine Art, Illustration, Audio and Music Technology, Sports Sciences, Primary Education, Business Studies, Criminology, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Architecture, Musical Theatre and History.
On behalf of the staff at TBS and our Governing Board, I would like to congratulate all of our Year 13 students and wish them well for the future.”
Sally Wilson, Headteacher