Bancroft’s Bucks A Level Trends

<p style=”text-align: justify;”> </p> <p style=”text-align: center;”><img style=”vertical-align: middle;” src=”images/stories/bancrofts_a_levels_6_web.jpg” alt=”bancrofts_a_levels_6_web” width=”412″ height=”310″ /><br /><em>Everyone a winner: thirty nine A*s between them!</em></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>After several years of so-called grade inflation at A Level, this year sees a drop in the number of A and A* grades awarded across the country.  Nationally 8% of all A Levels taken have been awarded a coveted A* grade; however, at Bancroft’s this figure is a fantastic 29% which actually represents a 4% rise for the School from 2011.  69% of the A Level exams taken by our pupils were awarded either an A* or an A, compared with the national figure of 27%.  Again, this shows Bancroft’s results travelling in the opposite direction to the results nationally.</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>There have been some impressive individual stories too.  Our highest achieving pupil, Ben Yelverton, now bound for St Catherine’s College, Cambridge,  gained a superb set of 5 A*s.  Ben said, “I was certainly aiming for top grades, but would never have expected to gain A*s in all five of my subjects! I’m delighted with my set of results, and it’s good to see that the hard work of myself and my teachers has paid off.”</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>A further four pupils (Lorcan Murphy, Alison Harvey, Ellie Flaherty and Stephanie Posner) each received a fantastic 4 A*s and twelve more pupils 3 A*s apiece.   All twelve Bancroftians who had received offers to study at either Oxford or Cambridge have achieved the necessary grades.</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>The School was filled with smiling sixth formers as they celebrated their achievements.  With over half of the year group (57 out of 107 pupils) achieving results of 3 or more A grades, this group of Bancroftians have a real reason to celebrate.  Alison Harvey who is taking up her place to read Modern Languages at St John’s College, Cambridge said, “I just couldn’t believe it when I saw my results.  I thought that they must have come to the wrong person!”  whilst Linnet Kaymer confessed that “I almost cried when I saw my results.  I am so excited about going to Oxford this year!”</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”>Head, Mary Ireland, said, “Although it is sad that across the country so many hard working A Level students have seen their grades cut for political reasons, we are delighted that this year’s Bancroftians have been so well rewarded for their efforts.  I am sure that they recognise the huge contribution made by their committed teachers.  We wish all our Upper Sixth the very best for their future careers”</p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><a title=”A Level Results 2012″ href=”index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=312:a2-results&catid=12&Itemid=110″ target=”_blank”>Table of A Level Results</a></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><img src=”images/stories/bancrofts_a_levels_3web.jpg” alt=”bancrofts_a_levels_3web” width=”270″ height=”180″ /><img src=”images/stories/bancrofts_9_web.jpg” alt=”bancrofts_9_web” width=”239″ height=”179″ /></p> <p style=”text-align: justify;”><img src=”images/stories/ben_yelverton_web.jpg” alt=”ben_yelverton_web” width=”257″ height=”181″ /><img src=”images/stories/bancrofts_a_levels_4web2.jpg” alt=”bancrofts_a_levels_4web2″ width=”258″ height=”183″ /></p>

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