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A-level results day in Dorset and the New Forest

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    Bournemouth’s newest sixth form Avonbourne College has scored a 100 per cent pass rate
  • 99% of pupils at Arnewood School achieved A to E grades
  • 100% of pupils at Bournemouth School For Girls achieved A to E grades
  • At Parkstone Grammar School, 99.6% of students had grades A* to E

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BarrHumbug 10:11am Thu 14 Aug 14

Well done everyone, I can't help thinking though 20 years ago they would have been mostly C's and D's? Soon they will have to introduce A** and A***?

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scrumpyjack 10:47am Thu 14 Aug 14

BarrHumbug wrote…


Well done everyone, I can't help thinking though 20 years ago they would have been mostly C's and D's? Soon they will have to introduce A** and A***?

The 98% pass rate says it all (to me).

I think that's higher than daytime TV phone in 'quiz' competitions,

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Marty Caine 11:04am Thu 14 Aug 14

Well done to all those who got the grades they were after, for those who didn't, it's not the end of the world. Some of the most successful people around didn't get the grades they were after either and it just made them even more determined to succeed.

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TheDistrict 11:29am Thu 14 Aug 14

Well done to my niece Megan from BSG who gained 2A and a B in her AS Level Exams. Congratulations, we knew you would do well....xx

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Stereotyped 12:02pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Well done... now get yourselves into the real world.

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bogtrotter 2:36pm Thu 14 Aug 14

These pass rates kind of make it more obvious why it's so much harder to get on in the world these days. If everyone is passing, what makes you stand out against the rest unless you get A*'s galore. Well done to all though, you can answer the questions you're asked, no matter how basic.

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ReservoirFrogs 3:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

I really wonder if the people posting negatives comments about student successes actually know the amount of hard work and dedication that gets put in so these grades are obtained. I would suggest not.
Well done to all who passed , and keep trying to those who did not.

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BarrHumbug 4:15pm Thu 14 Aug 14

ReservoirFrogs wrote…


I really wonder if the people posting negatives comments about student successes actually know the amount of hard work and dedication that gets put in so these grades are obtained. I would suggest not.
Well done to all who passed , and keep trying to those who did not.

Are you trying to tell me the near 100% pass rate today is down to students hard work? Try asking a university lecturer if they think the standard of first year students nowadays backs up that high pass rate?

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twynhamob 4:27pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Well done to all, EXCEPT the Echo writer. These young people even when using 'social-media' (which is usually peppered with mistakes) is written with better grammar/spelling etc, than some of the wording by the Echo writers. Suggest some of these students get a job with the Echo.

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BarrHumbug 4:55pm Thu 14 Aug 14

twynhamob wrote…


Well done to all, EXCEPT the Echo writer. These young people even when using 'social-media' (which is usually peppered with mistakes) is written with better grammar/spelling etc, than some of the wording by the Echo writers. Suggest some of these students get a job with the Echo.

I think you'll find the person responsible at the Echo probably got A*'s in their A-Levels too ;-)

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Stereotyped 8:19am Fri 15 Aug 14

ReservoirFrogs wrote…


I really wonder if the people posting negatives comments about student successes actually know the amount of hard work and dedication that gets put in so these grades are obtained. I would suggest not.
Well done to all who passed , and keep trying to those who did not.

I was doing my GCSE's 10 years ago and my A levels 9/8 years ago... I know how easy they are, I didn't even revise and came out with great results.

As said above, there is nothing special about passing these days or getting A*'s, when everyone and their dog is getting them.

These results really do mean nothing, common sense and a willingness to learn is what you need in the real world, not an A* in RPSE or English.

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