Excellent A-level Results for Gryphon Sixth Form Students

Despite national fears about A level performance The Gryphon Sixth Form has once again produced excellent results with over 11% of exams gaining A* grades, 25% gaining an A* or A grade, 78% A*-C, and a 99% pass rate overall.

Academic and vocational results were equally impressive, and students taking the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) achieved fantastic results of 70% A*-A.

The Gryphon also saw a record number of UCAS applications with 156 students applying – bucking the national trend which has seen a drop in university applications. By midday on results day 92% of active applicants had accepted a place at a university of their choice, including 3 students with confirmed places at the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford or on Medical/Dentistry courses, with four more pending. There has also been a rise in the number of students gaining apprenticeship places.

Headteacher Nicki Edwards said “I am delighted with this year’s fantastic A level results. Our students have put in a lot of hard work which has really paid off, and it was great to see so many happy faces collecting their results. Students and teaching staff have faced extra pressure this year – with new qualifications, no past papers, no mark schemes and a lack of clarity about grade boundaries. Despite this we have seen some excellent results, so I would like to congratulate all students on their academic and personal achievements during their time at The Gryphon”.

Philippa Huggins, Head of Sixth Form said “I am really proud of all the results today, the students have worked incredibly hard and it’s fantastic to see them heading off to such a wide variety of destinations. They have all grown into very capable, young adults and we wish them every happiness with their next steps”.

Steve Hillier, Executive Headteacher of the Sherborne Area Schools’ Trust (SAST) of which The Gryphon is a founding member, said “I am so pleased for all the students today – many of them have progressed through Primary School, Secondary School and now Sixth Form in Sherborne, and we have seen some amazing achievements – both academic and personal. We wish them all the best with their future plans”.

Every single student should be congratulated on their personal achievements, and exceptional A level outcomes for the following should be particularly noted:

Joseph Bishop from Yeovil:  A*A*A*

Matthew Bowditch from Yeovil: A* A* A*

Millie Kelman-Johns from  Dorchester: A* A* A*

Matthew Suri from Charlton Horethorne:  A* A* A*

Kathryn Gray from Yeovil:  A* A* A  A

Harry Maunder from Pulham: A* A* A

Emily-Jo Starnes from Yetminster: A* A* A

Joseph Hiscock from Milborne Port: A* A  A

Sophie Maunsell from Templecombe: A* A  A

Daniel White from Yeovil: A* A  A

Thomas Blake from Milborne Port: A  A  A  A

Hannah Boote from Yeovil: A  A  A

Jonny Ellis from Sparkford: A A  A

Frederick Newton-Clarke from Nether Compton: A  A  A

Kirsten O’Brien from Bradford Abbas: A  A  A

Esme Wanford from Yeovil: A A A

Alice Culham from Sherborne: A* A* B

Charlotte Gray from Yeovil : A* A* B

Connie dePelet from Templecombe: A* A* B

Emily Turner from Templecombe: A* A* B

Mia Vines-Booth from Sherborne: A* A* B

James Taylor from Milborne Port: A* A* C

Rebecca Coombs from Longburton: A* A   B

Matthew Dey from Sherborne: A* A   B

Kitty Edgerley from Wincanton: A* A  B

Sam Giles from Bradford Abbas :  A* A B

Louis Martin from Yeovil: A* A  B

Freddie Proctor from Glanvilles Wootton: A* A  B

Hywel Yandell from Stourton Caundle: A* A  B

Poppy Yeatman from Pulham: A* A B

Paul Zaborowski from Sherborne: A* A  B


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Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm