Shrewsbury School

Top Pre-U mark in the country in French

Tuesday 4 September 2012

Jack Flowers, after receiving his Oxridge offer in January 2012Jack Flowers (I, 2007-2012) not only managed to get 2 A* A-Level grades and a distinction in his Pre-U exams this summer, but it has now emerged that Jack had the highest mark nationally in the Cambridge French Pre-U Principal Course - for which the exam board are giving him an award, plus a useful Amazon voucher to support his studies.

The Board's oral examiner also sent an email to congratulate the school, in which he remembered fondly Jack's Chanson de Geste medieval French in the oral exam!

Jack was an exceptional student with a wide range of talents that included debating, acting, cricket, football and fives.  He directed the 2011 Ingram's house play (and rewrote the 2010 and 2009 house plays), had the lead part of Henry Bolingbroke in the 2011 School Play 'Henry IV', and in August 2010 Jack went up to the Edinburgh Festival to perform in the David Hare's 'Racing Demon', the 2009 School Play.

Jack will be continuing his French studies at Brasenose College, Oxford.

In addition, the Cambridge Pre-U Board acknowledged the achievement of Mark Li (SH 2008-2012), who was awarded the top grade of D1 in Pre-U Physics.  Mark has a place to read Natural Sciences at Caius College, Cambridge.

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