Abbeywood Community School

Abbeywood celebrates excellent A Level results

Year 13 students at Abbeywood Community School are celebrating an excellent set of A level results, with over half of students receiving grades A*-B and over 20% receiving a top grade. The overall pass rate was 99%. The average A Level grade achieved this year was a grade B and the average vocational course grade was a Distinction. The overall school results are above the national average for progress made at A Level, reflected in our highest ever number of students being awarded places at the top Russell Group universities this year.  


Gemma Shafto, Director of Post 16 said, “We are delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has been recognised in these very positive results. So many of our students have achieved the excellent grades they deserve, and they now embark on a wide range of exciting undergraduate courses, apprenticeships, employment or a gap year. We are extremely proud of the achievements of our Year 13 students and we wish them all the very best for their future.”   

Top performers included: 


Amy Bamford (A*, A*, B) – Business and Economics at Cardiff University  

George Beaven (A*, Distinction*, A) Film at Bournemouth University   

Sophie Harris (A*, A, A) – Politics at Bournemouth University   

Rhian Marsden (A, B, Distinction) – Film and TV at Reading University  

Aksha Pathmaseen (A*, B, B) Biological Science at Leicester University   

Denisa Racaceanu (A*, A, Distinction*) – Law and Business at UWE  

Aaron Thyer-Burr (A*, A, B) – Medical Genetics at Swansea University 

Shazera Begum (Distinction, Distinction, A) – TBC


Headteacher, Dave Howe added, “We are so proud of our students who thoroughly deserve this superb set of Post 16 results. These excellent outcomes are a tribute to the dedication and hard work of both staff and students and now provide the springboard to exciting futures. On behalf of the whole school community I wish all our students a successful future and look forward to hearing about their many wonderful future achievements.”