Cranleigh is celebrating another successful year at A Level, with 71 per cent of A Level grades at A*-B and an overall pass rate of 99 per cent.

Against a backdrop of curriculum and grading changes and a summer of exam board errors, the School has maintained its strong academic results with 40 per cent of A Level passes in the A*/A category and 71 per cent at A*-B.

Deputy Head (Academic) Mr David Boggitt, said: “Nearly all departments have been working to the new A Level specifications, the most significant reforms in the last twenty years and these results are testament to the hard work put in by staff as well as pupils.

“We have added a lot of internal assessment to keep things on track and the students have been working very hard; we are delighted with this year’s results. Congratulations to all our Upper Sixth formers and we wish them well in their academic futures.”

36 per cent of students gained A*/A in two or more subjects and particular congratulations to those studying English with 24 per cent of grades at A*, Art with 28 per cent of grades at A* and Maths with 23 per cent of grades at A*.

Headmaster, Martin Reader, added: “Each year our students prove that it is possible to combine strong academic performance with excellence in other areas. In addition to our solid academics the musicians also enjoyed record numbers of Grade 8 achievements, our artists and actors displayed incredible talent, our rugby, cricket and girls’ hockey teams were national champions, and we achieved national finals in a range of other sports.

“Cranleigh proves time and time again that young people can succeed without a narrow focus.”

The students who collected their results today are already focusing on their futures and the vast majority have had their university places confirmed.