This has been a very turbulent year for exam results. There has been a great deal of media coverage of the issues, including changes to examination syllabuses, new rules governing marking and assessment, and the recently announced decision by the boards to alter the way re-marks are dealt with. Despite all that, students at The Woodroffe School have once again achieved an excellent set of A Level of results, confirming the school’s position as one of the most successful fully comprehensive sixth forms in the county.
53% of entries were graded A*, A or B, with 21% at A*/A.
There were some outstanding individual A-Level performances: Hanna Bramley, Eleanor Ohlsen and Rory Townsend achieved an A* and two A grades; Ewan Pedder A*AB; Dylan Young A*A; Jessica Jordan did exceptionally well with four A grades; Demelza Prescott achieved three A grades while Annabel Arnold, Katie Gliddon, James Middleton, and Olivia Musto all gained two A grades and a B.
Results at AS Level were equally impressive, with 39% of students gaining As or Bs, and 61% achieving C or above. Again, there were some excellent individual results: Alaina Cockerell achieved a superb collection of 5 A grades; Frieda Hall-Hickman and Isabell Brown gained 4 A grades and a B; George Chantler and Verity Fuller both gained four A grades and the following students all achieved three As and a B:, Harry Felgate (who also got an A* in his Extended Project Qualification), Aaron Larcombe, Carrie Lewis and Iain Ross.
Dr. Steward, Headteacher of The Woodroffe School said, ‘I am always impressed by the resilience of our students who year on year manage to navigate the complexities of A-Level study in order to attain outstanding results. I am delighted to see so many individuals achieving A* and A grades. It is also 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. It is particularly encouraging to see top class performance in both the arts and sciences.
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.’