Blandford teens smash all records


L-R: Ellen (Head Girl), Grace, Peter, Lauren, Hollie

The Blandford School is delighted to report record-breaking results for year 13 students, who have smashed all previous records.As well as achieving the highest ever number of A* – A grades and A*- B grades, ALL students passed all their examinations.
With high grades in abundance across the year group, the following are the students whose results particularly stand out:

Lauren Mooney (AADist) Mollie Joyce (DistDistDist)
Jay Spackman (DistDistDist) Zoe Risborough (AAA) Joshua Sterck (AAA) Ethan Cain (AAA)
James Corrie (AAA) Oliver Long (AAA)
Toby Knight (AAA)
Ellen Fale (AA Dist) Finan Barker (AAB)
Joe Opalka (AAB) Seb Flavell (AAB)
Lewis Revell (A*AB)
Joseph Catling (AAB)
Daniel Hill (AAB)
Daniel Scott (AAB)

Joe, Oli and Josh

Every year students embark on an exceptionally wide variety of destinations, and this year is no exception. Both Zoe Risborough and Joseph Catling will be studying Veterinary Science (a highly competitive field), Zoe at Bristol and Joseph is heading to Keele. Cambridge is the destination for Ethan Cain who will be reading Philosophy at Magdalene College – congratulations to Ethan for securing a place at Oxbridge.
Luke Morgan will be heading north to study Archaeology at Durham.
Our former Head Boy, Jamie Hall, will be taking up a course at the prestigious Guildford School of Acting, considered a world-class drama school. In a similar vein, Molly Carter has an offer to study Musical Theatre at the prestigious Laine Theatre Arts, and Lauren Mooney will be pursuing her dream to study acting at the Oxford School of Drama.
In contrast, Tom Fuller has been accepted to study Environmental Geoscience at the University of Exeter; a great example of a cutting-edge course at a Russell Group University.
Toby Knight leaves us to commence a degree apprenticeship with UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company. There is also genuine pride that Paige Bryant has the choice of either safeguarding the education of the next generation by commencing a degree in Primary and Early Years education at Sussex or pursuing a degree apprenticeship in the police force.

Stephen, Patrick and Bruce

Sally Wilson also congratulated the Year 11s and their GCSE results: ‘This is the first set of national examination results for three years, so we are super proud of Year 11, who have performed exceptionally well; we also believe their results will look strong in comparison with national averages. The students’ commitment, focus and resilience dealing with the demands of COVID, with some challenging individual circumstances plus remote learning and periods of isolation, as well as the new rigour of public examination courses, deserves a huge amount of praise. I lead a strong staff team and they are thrilled at these outcomes, extending their congratulations to the whole year group.
‘And we send a very special well done to the Class of 2022 highfliers who are listed below. We are so pleased for them. But every single one of our students has their own personal and special achievements. We look forward to welcoming most of them back to our sixth form in September, and wish those leaving us all the very best as they head towards college courses and apprenticeships.’

Isabelle and Fin

TBS Highfliers:
Elowen Harley (seven Grade 9s, two Grade 8s)
Toby Bemand (seven Grade 9s, one Grade 8, one Grade 7)
Allegra James (seven Grade 9s, one Grade 8, one Grade 7)
Harry Knightbridge (six Grade 9s, three Grade 8s)
Evie Biggs (six Grade 9s, two Grade 7s, one Grade 6)
Charlie Jenkinson (five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, one Grade 6)
Jaidee Payne (four Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, two Grade 7s)
Prajwalshwar Yakha (four Grade 9s, one Grade 8, two Grade 7s)
Jack Sully (three Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, three Grade 7s, one Grade 6)
Tahiya Payne (two Grade 9s, six Grade 8s, one Grade 7)
Thomas Sullivan (two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s, two Grade 7s)
Laila Hall (two Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, three Grade 7s, one Grade 6)
Joseph Powney (two Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, three Grade 7s, one Grade 6)
Alexander Catling (two Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, two Grade 7s, two Grade 5s)
John Cairns (two Grade 9s, one Grade 8, one Grade 7, two Grade 6, one Grade 5)
Archie Sterck (two Grade 9s, two Grade 7s, two Grade 6s, two Grade 5s, one Grade 4)


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