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17 Aug 2017

A level results 2017

2017 A level Press Release from Bournemouth School

Eight students secure places at Oxbridge.  Six students secure places a medical school.

Bournemouth School staff have admirably supported students to overcome the turbulence associated with recent changes to many of the examination specifications to achieve some of the school’s best ever results.  Overall, 80% of all entries were graded A*-C, with the average point score per A level entry increasing and almost a quarter of the cohort attaining at least 3 A levels at grade A* or A.  A third of entries were awarded the top A*/A grades – well above the national average.

Amongst the most highly achieving students were Max Warner (3A*, 1A), Kyle Estment-Shah (3A*, 1B), Michael Baugh, Jacob Bruchez and Anmol Saxena, Jamie Siviter and George Wright (all achieving 2A*, 2A).  Max, Kyle, Jacob and Jamie have secured places at Cambridge (to read economics, modern and medieval languages, Asian and middle eastern studies, and economics, respectively) and will be joined by Harry Solomons (land economy).  George will be reading philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford and will be joined by Will Smith and Richard Efezeybek, who will be reading history, and mathematics and philosophy respectively.  Anmol has chosen to pursue a course in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath.  

Seven students (Jools Green, Thomas Nicholls, Rosie Alder, Harrison Townsend, Harry Hayward Cox, Joseph Orme-Lumsden and Subaan Qasim) leave the school to pursue their dreams of joining the medical profession.  Of the year group as a whole, 29% achieved AAB or higher including at least 2 facilitating subjects, enabling them to access places on the very best degree courses.  Scarlett Tanswell set her sights further afield and will start a law degree in the Netherlands in September.

Increasingly successful A level students are deciding not to attend university.  Three students (William Carter, Dominic Li and Jake McDonnell) will start apprenticeship schemes: two at Deloittes and one at Francis Clark Chartered Accountants.  Callum Newton has secured a scholarship with the Navy and, having passed the rigorous selection examinations, Charlie Wilde will begin his pilot training in the near future.

Headmaster, Dr Dorian Lewis, commented:

“We are all delighted by our students’ achievements.  Their results are just reward for all their efforts over the last two years.  In a time of such change and uncertainty, I’m pleased that so many of our students attained outcomes that will enable them to pursue the next step in the education or begin a fulfilling career.”