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Exceptional school celebrates exceptional A-Level results

Beaconsfield High School continues to celebrate its exceptional status with outstanding results in this year’s A-Level results.

Figures released today show that 15.4% of grades were A*, while 46.5% of grades were A* or A. In the first year of reformed A-Level results, where the content was much more demanding and required students to not only learn but also apply their knowledge, this is a remarkable achievement.

All six students who applied for Oxbridge courses have achieved the required grades to take up their places, and dozens more have achieved the grades needed to study at Russell Group universities. One student was even awarded the highly prestigious and exclusive Choral Award at Queen’s College Oxford. As further education routes continue to evolve, the school is delighted that one of its students has achieved the required levels to take up her degree-level apprenticeship with O2, specialising in Business Management.

Individual achievements include Abi Smith, a visually impaired student who, despite beginning to lose her sight in Year 10, has shown brilliant resilience and determination to achieve her place at the University of Cambridge to study Geography. Abi also achieved 100% in her English Literature A-Level, making her one of the few students to achieve this nationwide. The school’s exceptional Special Education Needs team supported Abi through her studies and, with the skills she developed as part of the school’s Getting Life Ready programme, Abi’s grit and resolve has truly paid off.

Student Kristina Shaw, who was recently awarded with the emotive. scholarship for Scientific Engagement, has achieved exceptional results and will be able to take up the offer to study Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. Achieving a place at a Cambridge college gives Kristina Shaw the best possible theoretical grounding when undertaking her internship with the healthcare consultancy next summer.

Of the 132 students, 14% achieved all A* or A grades, with two students achieving all A*. Overall, this cohort of students achieved 75.6% A* to B grades, and an impressive 92.2% achieved A* to C grades. Two highly talented musicians will now continue their studies at the Royal College of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, whilst three will study Dentistry, 10 will study Medicine and/or Bio-Medical Sciences and seven will study Law.

Rachel Smith, Headteacher at Beaconsfield High School comments: “In a year when we have been recognised as an Exceptional School, and achieved the Governor Mark for the remarkable standards of our Governing Body, these A-Level results are the icing on the cake. Despite a time of great turbulence with the reintroduction of the linear structure, our students have done it the Becky High way, and put their hearts and souls into achieving their ambitions. The smiling faces in the hall this morning just go to show we have achieved our strategic goal: our students are HAPPY and they are HIGH-ACHIEVING.”