Shrewsbury School

A Level results break the records

Thursday 18 August 2011

Our recent leavers from the Upper Sixth have broken records with their A Level and Pre-U exam results.  

2011 is a particularly tough year for university applications, but despite the extra competition, the vast majority of our leavers have achieved the grades they needed to continue to their chosen universities.  The average UCAS points per candidate was our highest ever at 401.0.

Well above 99% of the exams taken were passed, and a record-breaking 22% of our exams were at the top A* grade.  We had 160 A Level candidates this year, of whom 60 (38%) achieved three or more A*s or As, or the Pre-U equivalent, and an outstanding 13 students achieved three or more A* grades.

In total, 56% of our exams were awarded either A* or A grades, and 81% were awarded an A*, A or B grade.

Along with many other top schools in the UK, Shrewsbury will not be including its results in the press league tables again this year.  Our curriculum now includes the new Cambridge Pre-U alongside the increasingly complex AS/A2 qualifications and the Extended Project Qualification. This fragmentation makes precise comparability with A Levels far from reliable, undermining the value of the league tables.
Some of our happy pupils, having just collected their results

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