Dixie Grammar School A Level Results 2017As our nineteen World Challenge expeditioners are re-acclimatising from their four weeks in Borneo and the group of ten who visited China earlier in July reminisce about their unique time abroad, there is another excellent set of A level results to be celebrated by those at the top of our school. With 32% of the A Levels awarded at the coveted A* and A grades, the young men and women leaving the Dixie do so assured of a very bright future ahead. Despite warnings of turbulence in A levels results by the media, by 9.20am on results day all but four of our students had secured a place at their first choice university, with the remaining students meeting the requirements of their second choice institution.
A Level Results
Special mention should be made of Thomas Stone who secured the perfect three A* grades and who will now be studying Physics at Manchester, also Harry Broughton with impressive A*AAB grades who will be studying History at Edinburgh. Harry completed his extended project qualification investigating ‘The fall of the authoritarian Tokugawa Shogunate and the effects of the resurgence of imperial power on Japanese society’ and was rewarded with an A* grade. James McCall secured one A* and two A grades and will be reading Chemistry at York. We are also delighted that Eve Webley, one of the founder members of our thriving MedSoc, secured her place to study Medicine at Leeds with straight A grades and, in addition, Caroline Tharakan will now be heading to Newcastle to study Dentistry. These results reflect a great deal of hard work both by our talented young adults and our dedicated teachers. However, it is not always the highest grades that represent the greatest achievement and we are proud of the very many students who have met or exceeded their own expectations. Examination results alone fail to take account of the personal qualities, employability and leadership skills on which we place such emphasis at Dixie and which our Upper Sixth students have in abundance. We do not just measure our success by the academic and all those who have taught the hugely impressive young men and women who now join our Alumni feel a real sense of pride in all their achievements.