Dover Grammar School for Girls has seen its results at A level rise again to reach a new record of over 61% of all exams being awarded one of the top grades. This is in stark contrast to the national picture of falling top grades nationally.
‘Once again we are delighted to be celebrating the exceptional achievements of all of our students who continue to outstrip national trends’ commented Headteacher Matthew Bartlett. ‘Not only are results outstanding, but we are committed to working together to increase aspirations and opportunities for all our students. This has led to a continued growth in students attending the highest ranking universities. We are delighted that this continues with over 25% of all students continuing their study at the prestigious Russell Group of universities. The results are the highest in the school’s history and the percentage of A* grades, the very top grade awarded are also at their highest level’
The range of subjects being studied by students is very wide. Eleanor Narris who achieved 4 A* grades will study Civil Engineering at Oxford, whilst fellow student Amy Crook with 3 A* and 2 A grades will continue her studies of Maths at the University of Bath as will fellow Mathematician Hannah Beamish who achieved 3A* and 1 C grade who goes on the University of Nottingham.
Arts based subjects are particularly popular this year with Sophie Lewis who achieved 1 A*, 2 A and 2 B grades studying Philosophy at the LSE, Ella Connor 1 A*, 3 A and 1 B studying Ancient History at Durham, and Nicola Dunsbee with 3 A*, 1 A and 1 B taking up History of Art at University College London.
Olivia Franklin will study English at King’s College, London having achieved 4 A and 1 B grade, Emily Iverson with 1 A*, 3 A and 1B has chosen History at Warwick, Scarlett Payne 3 A* and 2 A grades continues her study of Geography at the University of Durham and Lucy Salisbury has a place to study Business and Ecnomics at the University of Surrey having gained 4 A grades.
Headteacher Matthew Bartlett concluded ‘I am delighted for every single one of our students who should be intensely proud of themselves.’
• 100% of students gained 3 or more A level passes
• 98% of students gained 4 or more A level passes
• 61.25% A*-B grades (up from 55% in 2014). The highest ever achieved by the school)
• Record 10% A* grades
• Over 25% of students gained entry to Russell group universities