Left to right Robyn, Jude, Louie and Sidney jump for joy after receiving their post 16 results

 

THE Blandford School reported some outstanding achievements by its students in their Post 16 qualifications this summer.

Following the cancellation of externally set exams this year, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.

The school was equally pleased to report some excellent performances by students in year 11, for whom there was also teacher assessment set again a national standard.

Mrs Sally Wilson, headteacher said: “The Class of 2021 continues the TBS success story. All students, including those joining us this September and students in our new year 11 and 13, should be delighted by this. 

“Over the last few years, our results at KS4 and post 16 have been very good in comparison with schools nationally; indeed many subjects at TBS perform well above average and some are ‘outstanding’ when compared against other state schools and the independent sector. “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our year 13 students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. It was immensely pleasing to share their excitement today as they opened their results with us, and we were able to celebrate with them in person.

“All staff in the school have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and employment; we wish them all the best of luck with their new ventures.”

Every year TBS students embark on an exceptionally wide variety of destinations and this year is no exception.

Three will be studying Medicine, two are completing a Midwifery degree and one a Nursing degree. In a year when applications to medicine-related degrees increased by 20 per cent on the previous year this is a fantastic achievement.

Two will be studying Veterinary Science, another competitive field, and one will be studying History and Politics at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge University.

Some are studying the Arts, taking degrees in Illustration, Dance and Professional Acting, and some breaking into new degree areas such as Renewable Energy Engineering at Exeter University and Football Business and Marketing at UCFB, Wembley Campus.

Others will be going on to study subjects including Economics, Law, Chemistry, Italian and Spanish.

In addition to the 76 per cent of students going on to university, others are going directly into employment such as at Damory Veterinary Clinic and three students are applying to join the Police.