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Top marks for Marling School


Marling School is celebrating another great year of A-Level results with more than 31% of exams at the very highest A*-A grades, 82% of exams at A*-C grades and the overall pass rate of 99%. 

A large number of students exceeded their predicted grades, with 12 students achieving 4 or more A*/A grades, 35 students with 3 or more A*/A grades, 4 students with 4 A* grades, 6 students will all their grades at A* and 108 students attained 1 A*/A grade. 

Most students have matched or exceeded their offers from universities, including many of the highly selective universities requiring A* grades, including Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Warwick and Edinburgh.

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Alfie Arthur will study Linguistics at Cambridge University

Student Laura Mathieson achieved 4 A* grades and is going to study Maths at Leeds University. Feeling emotional but happy about her results, Laura said it was everything she’d hoped for after a sleepless night last night. she said: “I went for a little walk around Stroud with my dog to calm my nerves.”

Alfie Arthur was also up early to collect his results and is off to study Linguistics at Cambridge University, achieving 3 A*grades.

Alfie said: “I’m very surprised but hugely relieved with my grades. I’m looking forward to studying a subject I’m truly passionate about, and I’m extremely grateful to Marling for all the support they’ve given me over the last couple of years. I’ll be celebrating later with a Pimms!”

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Twins Biba and Loula Meshhedani Goymer

Courses cover a wide range from Anthropology to Physics, Medicine to Music. Other students are taking a different pathway including Central St Martin’s Art School, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and Cornell in the US. Some students have secured higher apprenticeships in a variety of industries, like GE Aviation Systems, Renishaw Engineering and Leonardo Aerospace.

Remarkably, three sets of twins were on site to collect their results, including Biba and Loula Meshhedani Goymer, Peter and Jonathan Parker, and Felix and Elliot Gregory.

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Biba continues her studies at Central St Martins Art School, whilst Loula will be sitting English at York University. Peter gained 4 A* grades will be studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, and Johnathan achieved 3 A* and A grades and is also off to Cambridge studying Engineering. Both Felix and Elliot who achieved 4 A* grades, will be continuing their studies together, sitting Maths at Durham University.

Glen Balmer, Marling Headteacher said: “It’s been wonderful to see so many happy students this morning. This great set of results is a culmination of months of hard work by our students and passion for their subjects. There are so many individual success stories, and I’m really pleased for our superb staff team, who’ve supported and inspired our students for the last two years. I would like to wish all our students the very best, as they continue their studies or start their careers.” 

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