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Beaconsfield High School’s Record Breaking A-Level Results

Beaconsfield High School is celebrating after coming top in the county and 24th out of all UK state secondary schools for its A-Levels, according to results published in The Times (18th August 2017). A* to B grades were at 83%, an exceptional standard for the school and the county, and a 7.7% increase on last year, despite the fact that the school is the 11th least funded nationwide. 

Students achieved an incredible 52.3% A-A* grades, a better level than some of the top schools in the rankings and the highest level the school has received in its 50 year history. Despite reforms to most A-Levels this was an incredible 6% increase on 2016 results. 

Three students achieved 4 A*, including one who achieved 100% in Maths, and a further five students achieved 3 A*. Five students have achieved the grades to go on to study Medicine, attending revered institutions including Imperial College University of London and University of Nottingham, two will study Veterinary Sciences at University of Nottingham and University of Bristol, and three will read Law at University of Durham, University of Exeter and University of Sheffield.

This sweeping success bodes extremely well for the 137 students, who have carefully planned their next steps to suit their career choices and passions. Of the 117 students going to university this autumn, at least seven will take up their Oxbridge places to read Law, Mathematics, English Language, History and Engineering, while 80% will attend the prestigious Russell Group universities.

As previously reported, one student is taking a diverse route into Higher Education. Sophie Bloodworth will take up her spot on the inaugural and highly competitive Dyson Institute of Engineering Degree-level apprenticeship, having achieved two A*in Maths and Further Maths, one A in Physics and a B in Art.

Rachel Smith, Headteacher comments: “What a remarkable day for our students and our school. I am incredibly proud of everyone for their motivated learning, determination and sheer hard work. Our exceptional teaching and pastoral standards have anchored the students through the last two years and for this I am truly grateful to our remarkable Sixth Form team and teaching staff. Whatever steps the students decide to take next, I have every faith that they have the skills and mind-set to be successful.

“We now look forward to welcoming another group of highly motivated, talented and driven young women at our open events in the autumn, and to celebrating great successes again this time next year.”

The school continues to discover and develop individual potential, offering Sixth Formers a diverse and holistic experience that includes academic focus, sporting and creative specialisms and an enrichment programme that focuses on community and giving back. Students are also taught leadership skills and attend seminars, lectures and focus groups to prepare them for their next steps into Higher Education and the world of work. Most importantly, each and every student receives pastoral support every step of the way from a highly experienced and dedicated Sixth Form team.

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