A-level results: More than 70 per cent of Bancroft's School Sixth Form achieve A* or A in A-levels
PUBLISHED: 11:15 17 August 2018 | UPDATED: 11:16 17 August 2018
A big well done to everyone at Bancroft's School for another fantastic set of A-level results!
Bancroft’s School Sixth Form were over the moon with its A-level results after the most common grade for students were A*s.
The majority of candidates from the Woodford Green School achieved places at their chosen universities, with 35 per cent of students achieving A*s and with nearly 70pc examinations graded at A* or A.
A special mention must also go to the 28 pupils of the cohort of 127 who achieved three or more A*s.
Sonali Arora was amongst the excited pupils, she said: “To be honest I’m still in shock! After quite a few sleepiness nights to find out that I got into Cambridge was quite surreal. I had to refresh the page at least five items to make sure I wasn’t dreaming.”
The build up to exam results is a stressful time for pupils as expressed by Minnie Life she said: “I was terrified when I opened my envelope this morning but I am overjoyed at doing better than I had expected.”
Headteacher Simon Marshall praised students and said: “This is the second year in which the majority of students took the new, linear-style A Levels and it is great to see so many of them rewarded for their hard work and achieve places at their chosen university or place of work; they seem to have coped particularly well with the pressures and stresses of the new syllabuses.
“There are very many outstanding performances at all levels, and we are especially proud of those pupils who have performed so well under adverse circumstances, whether through ill-health, bereavement or other challenging personal circumstances.
“This was an exceptionally committed and busy year-group (as their many cultural and sporting successes throughout their time at the school have demonstrated) and they illustrate again that Bancroftians who most get involved in school life and learn from the variety of opportunities on offer also excel when it comes to final examinations.”