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Record-breaking results for London’s most progressive school – St Dunstan’s College celebrates academic success

This summer, St Dunstan’s College, south London, was delighted to celebrate record-breaking A Level and GCSE results for the school, outside of the pandemic.

This year, 86% of all A Level grades achieved were A*-B, 56% were A* – A and 22% were A*. Reflecting on the Sixth Formers achievements, St Dunstan’s Head, Nick Hewlett, said: ‘These are exceptional results for our students, and the school’s best ever on record when compared
with previous comparable public examinations for the College. This is a tremendous achievement, especially as these are the first set of public examinations this cohort have taken.

‘This year group have maintained their focus throughout their Sixth Form studies, working closely with our exceptional A Level teachers, and I am delighted to see their efforts rewarded with these record-breaking outcomes. I congratulate all our departing Dunstonians and wish them the very best for the future.’

Sixth Form students will now be departing St Dunstan’s for a variety of destinations. This includes the University of Oxford, Russell Group universities, prestigious dance and music conservatories and top art schools.

Head, Nick Hewlett, added: ‘The diversity of destinations our Sixth Formers will now be embarking on is a true testament to St Dunstan’s ethos and values.’

Meanwhile, Year 11 students also achieved fantastic results for the school. 86% of all grades were 9- 6, with 67% of grades being 9-7, the former A*/ A grade. 45% of all grades were also grade 9-8, equivalent to A*.

Speaking about the results, Nick Hewlett explained: ‘The whole College community is delighted with these exceptional GCSE results, which represent the best outcomes for our Year 11 students when compared to non-Covid examinations prior to 2020.

‘Students have worked tremendously hard throughout their Middle School journey, and I’m proud to see that our ambitious and dedicated programme, along with our commitment to a broad education, has resulted in excellence across a diverse range of subjects.’

The record-breaking results come at an exciting time for St Dunstan’s College. Last month, the school was named the ‘Most Progressive Independent School’ in London at the Private Education Awards, and last year, the school won Independent Senior School of the Year at the Tes Awards, which are known as the Oscars of education. Judge David James, who has worked in independent schools for
over 20 years, said: ‘There’s a very clear and coherent vision of what they want to do, both with the curriculum and the local community.’

Find out more about St Dunstan’s College and their ambitious academic programme at their upcoming open day on Saturday 23 September or their Sixth Form open evening on Tuesday 3 October. The school will also be hosting a Football Open Morning on Thursday 12 October and Evening with the Senior School Leadership on Wednesday 1 November.

The school offers a variety of scholarships and bursaries for students joining at 11+ and 16+. Book at: www.stdunstans.org.uk

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