News Blog

16 Aug 2018

A level results 2018

Students at Bournemouth School are celebrating some outstanding A level results. Overall, 41% of all entries were graded A* or A (88% were graded A*-C), with the average point score per A level entry increasing to 40.1 from 36.6 last year. The proportion of the cohort attaining AAB or higher in two or more facilitating subjects also increased from 29% in 2017 to 36% this year. In terms of "value-added" or progress, performances were particularly strong in biology, chemistry, physics, and government and politics, with students also achieving a high number of the very best grades in mathematics, further mathematics, and geography.

Amongst the most highly achieving students were James Alder, Jack Farrier-Ledden, Tim Georges, Tom Gray and Alex Paul-Ajuwape (all achieving 4A*s), Matthew Lane, Robert Olliffe, Alex Halim and Samuel Wykes (all achieving at least 3A*s). Tim has secured a place at Oxford as have Ben Jones, Sean Cooney and James Wakefield. Alex will be travelling further afield to take up a place at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Eight students leave the school to either to study medicine or dentistry (James Alder, Aaroh Dubey, Jack Farrier-Ledden, Finn Graham, Howard Winsten-Korver, Alex Halim, Thomas Hall and Nathan Legg). Helena Bartlett will be joining the Royal College of Music and Ties Hile Ris Lambers will be studying at Rotterdam Erasmus University next year.

Not all students leave the school to access a university education. Alex Hudson will be beginning his engineering career with the Dyson Institute from September. Five students (Jack Biddle, Oliver Hioco, Charles Newton, Eddie Tombs and Leon Troffigue) will start higher level apprenticeship schemes: three at Deloittes, one at PWC and one at JP Morgan. Charley Calvert leaves the school to pursue his dream of becoming a professional cyclist and representing Great Britain at a future Olympic Games, and Joshua Kirby is joining the Royal Air Force.

Headmaster, Dr Dorian Lewis, commented:

"We are all delighted by our students’ achievements – remarkably, nearly 30% of the cohort attained 3A grades or better. Their results are just reward for all their efforts over the last two years. It is a credit to our staff that our students are so well equipped to take up such a wide range of opportunities."