Stellar A Level Results at Bancroft’s

We are delighted to report Bancroft's highest ever number of A*s achieved at A Level.  37.9% of all exams taken by our U6 pupils were awarded the top grade, making A* the most common grade achieved by Bancroftians this year.  A fantastic 68.6% of exams were graded at either A* or A.  Twenty nine pupils claimed 3 or more A*s each, with 14 of these gaining 4 A*s and an ecstatic two being awarded an amazing 5 A*s.

Although it is too soon to have a complete picture of the university acceptance rate, as things stand today the majority of pupils have achieved places at their chosen universities.  Congratulations must go to Rebecca Leung who has a piano scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music.  Two of our artists have places for art foundation courses, Tyler Ward-Bagnold is off to the Royal Drawing School while Nina will continue her studies at the prestigious Central St Martin’s School of Art.

Apart from their undoubted academic success, this is a year group which has always thrown itself wholeheartedly into the co-curricular life of the School.  Throughout the past seven years, they have made an invaluable contribution to music, sport and drama.  School productions, such as Sweeney Todd and Les Miserables, have been enriched by their talent and enthusiasm. Twenty two of the U6 have achieved their Gold Award in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and are looking forward to having their awards presented at St James’ Palace.  The members of the School Combined Cadet Force have shown fantastic examples of leadership with Tom Walton, the Head of Contingent, and Josh Sekhon, Head of the Army Section, both awarded Sixth Form Army Scholarships.

Head, Simon Marshall, said, “This was an exceptionally hard-working and talented year-group and they have coped admirably with being the first year to experience the new A Levels.  As guinea pigs for these tougher A Levels, it has been an extremely stressful and uncertain two years for them, and, therefore, their achievements are all the more significant. They have been supported by our extremely dedicated and hard-working teachers (for whom these last two years have been no less stressful) who also deserve congratulations for their dedication and inspiration.  As ever, we are as proud of those of our pupils who worked hard to achieve B and C grades as we are of those who worked equally hard and achieved A* grades.”

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