Once again we are delighted to report a set of impressive results for our U6 leavers at A level. Although it is too soon to have a final picture, the majority of our candidates have achieved places at their chosen universities, with the eleven pupils holding Oxbridge offers having their places confirmed.
Sustained application and hard work by our pupils, together with support from teachers, saw 34.0% of all A Levels taken graded at A* with 85.3% graded A*, A or B. Results in Art, Spanish, Electronics, History and Mathematics were all particularly pleasing. Very well done to the seven candidates who achieved a straight run of four A*s: Soumya, Alex, Milo, Oscar, Zac, Neil and Martin. Congratulations to all our leavers and we wish them the very best for the future.
GCSEs were also a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our pupils and their teachers. Again Bancroftians rose to the challenge of restructured and more demanding examinations. This year we saw 66.2% of all examinations being awarded either an 8 or 9 (equivalent to an A*); with 99.2% of exams achieving grades 9-5. We had four pupils – Sara, Ben, Charles and Chris – who achieved the distinguished and rare feat of a clean sweep of grade 9s (it is estimated that of all the pupils who sat 7 or more GCSEs only 837 pupils will have notched up clear 9s). Congratulations to all our pupils: we look forward to welcoming the majority of them back to join our Sixth From in September and wish those who are moving on from Bancroft’s every success in their futures.