Students join the A list with exam success

18th August 2017

Teenagers at top-rated St Dominic’s in Brewood joined the A list of star students today by chalking up a 100 per cent pass rate in three exam subjects.

The results open the door to university places for all this year’s A levels students at the school.

Among them is one of the school’s head girls Gemma Dilkes, aged 18, of Weston Under Lizard, who has been a pupil at the school since the age of three and will be going on to study languages.

Head of School Mr Peter McNabb today praised students and staff for stepping up their performance to cope with the “extra rigour” of exams introduced by the government this year.

He said the results meant all girls would qualify to take up places at universities including Birmingham and Aston as they followed their dreams of careers in fields including dance, linguistics and business management.

Seventy eight per cent of the school’s A-level pass rate was graded at A* to C. And there was a 100 per cent pass rate at A or A* for pupils who gained an Extended Project Qualification.


Mr McNabb said an increasing number of universities were acknowledging the “dissertation-type” EPQ as an important qualification for higher education.

“Many universities are using the qualification as part of their admissions process and it is something we encourage our A’level students to do, he said.

“We are very proud of the achievements of our students and congratulate them all on their success.”

“We are delighted that every one of them now has achieved the results which will allow them to continue their studies at university level.”

St Dominic’s provides independent education for a total of 190 pupils, taking boys and girls into its nursery from the age of two and preparatory school up to 11. Its senior school is for girls only up to the age of 18.