Dover Grammar School for Girls has smashed all records for A level results not just for a Dover district school but for East Kent, by reaching a new record of 71.6% of all exams being awarded one of the top grades.
‘There is much talk of underachievement in coastal areas but here at Dover Grammar School for Girls we continue to fight against those assumptions and our students respond with excitement to any challenges presented to them’ commented Headteacher Matthew Bartlett. ‘The amazing results this year are over 10% up on our previous record achieved last year’ he added.
The Frith Road school, the only twice Ofsted Outstanding school in the district saw A* grades increase by over 40% and with every single student gaining at least 3 A levels and almost 60% achieving 5 A levels.
QCA points per entry which shows how well a student does in each of their A levels rose to a record 223 points and the average grade achieved at A level was a B, placing the school in the top 10 overall performers for Kent Grammar Schools.
Headteacher Matthew Bartlett concluded ‘I am delighted for every single one of our students who should be intensely proud of themselves. I would also pay tribute to every one of my dedicated colleagues who go over and beyond what we expect to ensure that every day a little magic is created which makes these results possible. By doing the ordinary well, we make the extra ordinary possible.
• 100% of students gained 3 or more A level passes
• 71.6% A*-B grades (up from 61.25% in 2014). The highest ever achieved by the school
• Record 14.1 % A* grades
• Over 30% of students gained entry to Russell group universities
• 5 Oxbridge places achieved, together with places for medicine and dentistry