A-LEVEL students from the Woodroffe School in Lyme Regis are celebrating today after receiving another excellent set of results.
Students have been awaiting their A-Level results this year with real anxiety this year, having had to cope with harder exams, much more content to learn and the withdrawal of coursework from most syllabuses.
Despite these demands, students at the Woodroffe School achieved an excellent set of A-level of results with a 99% pass rate, confirming the school’s position as one of the most successful fully comprehensive sixth forms in the county.
Thirty-one per cent of entries were graded the top marks of A* or A and 62% were graded A*, A or B.
There were some outstanding individual A-Level performances, including Maisie Bellworthy who achieved three A* grades in biology, chemistry and psychology, and Tom Gillespie who also received three A* grades in chemistry, mathematics and further mathematics.
Zach Chantler achieved 2 A* grades in music and music technology and an A in classical civilisation; Polly Howarth-Yates achieved two A* grades in chemistry and mathematics and an A in further mathematics.
Morgan Carter received two A* grades in geography and history; Bertie Oldfield achieved one A* in art graphics and two As in mathematics and further mathematics; Tristan O’Leary achieved one A* in history and two As in English literature and classical civilisation; Ben Plowden gained an A* in politics and two As in classical civilisation and history, Tom Ure achieved one A* grade in mathematics and two As in further mathematics and physics; Poppy Bailey received three As in art, history and psychology; and Charlotte Chadwick achieved three As in biology, chemistry and mathematics.
Performance in vocational qualifications was also pleasing, with 100% pass rates in all subjects, including business, sport and financial studies.
Paul Rowe, acting headteacher of the Woodroffe School, said: “I am delighted with the success of our sixth form students this year. I am always impressed by the resilience of students who, year on year, manage to navigate the complexities of A-level study and attain outstanding results.
“It is great to see so many individuals achieving A* and A grades and pleasing to note the consistency in results across all subject areas. For a medium sized comprehensive school in a rural area, Woodroffe offers an excellent range of subject choices at A-level and it is good to see students performing well in all of them.
“Once again students will be leaving Woodroffe to take up places at many of the best universities in the country and I am pleased to say that the majority of students met their target grades and secured university places. We all wish them well and are confident that they are on course to succeed at degree level.
“With constant changes to examination specifications and accountability measures, this has been a difficult year for sixth forms and sixth formers, and it is a tribute to the professionalism and expertise of staff at Woodroffe that students have been guided so successfully through very turbulent waters.”