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Record A Level Pass Rate

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7:49am 17th August 2012
(Updated 10:53am 17th August 2012)

The Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester has celebrated another record year for A Level results.

The pass rate of 99% exceeded last year with almost one third of the results achieved at A*/A. 

The average point score per entry was 231 points and the average point score per student 860 points, equivalent to three grade A's!

Mike Foley, Headteacher, was delighted with the outcome: "These are outstanding results by any comparison and congratulations are due to students and their teachers for all that they have achieved. The young people who received their results today should feel justifiably proud and it is worth pointing out that this generation have taken more tests and examinations in their school careers than any other."

You can listen to our full interview with Mike Foley HERE.


The vast majority of students at the school achieved a place at their first choice of university including the large cohort with offers for Oxford and Cambridge.  As usual there were some outstanding individual performances:

Tom Brind        3 passes at A* and one at grade A
John Fernley        3 x A* and 2 x A
Ben Laird        4 x A* and 1 x A
Tim Lawson        7 x A*
Tom Stratton        3 x A*
Abigail Swarbrick    3 x A*
Connie Treves        4 x A* and 1 x A
Martin Weston        3 x A*
Lottie Whittingham    5 x A*

The outstanding set of A Level results follows on from the record IB results published in May when students achieved a 100% pass rate and an average score of 33 points.

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