This year’s Upper Sixth cohort are now poised to take up a raft of prestigious university places following an examination session that saw nearly three-quarters of all papers graded at A* - B level. Nine pupils achieved a clean sweep of A* or equivalent grades across their disciplines and a total of 37 pupils obtained all A or A* grades.
High attainment was demonstrated across the whole breadth of Shrewsbury’s diverse Sixth Form curriculum, with notable successes in the creative world of Theatre Studies and the technical and complex subject of Economics (in both of which over half the cohort was awarded either an A or an A*).
The English Faculty celebrates ongoing success with over 90% of candidates awarded one of the top three grades for the third consecutive year. And Salopians studying Biology have done the School’s most famous alumnus, Charles Darwin, proud, with 26 achieving a Distinction in the challenging and demanding Cambridge Pre-U qualification.
Lower Sixth pupils were also given cause for celebration with the publication of results for the Extended Project Qualification. This programme, which inculcates skills of project management and development in preparation for Higher Education, allows pupils to explore self-devised research questions under the careful guidance of a devoted supervisor.
Some extraordinary projects were completed this year, ranging from detailed assessments of the impact of Astrology or the developing world of artificial intelligence in sport through to one pupil who even constructed his own road-bicycle from scratch!
This year’s cohort have been rewarded for their inspirational and intensely detailed work with a stunning set of results – over 60% of them at A* and A.
For details of results by subject, please see A Level and Pre-U results 2019 in detail.