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Best ever results for DHFS!

Update - Over 35% of students will take up places at Russell Group universities. 88% will attend their first choice university, a further 10% their insurance choice and 2% have decided to look at clearing for a number of reasons including better than expected results

Pass rate 99.7%  with A*/B  at 53% and A* - C  85%.  

Thursday 14th August

Students and staff are celebrating record results for the school. A Level results up again to school best ever as majority of entries gain A*/B grades. Students and parents arrived before 0730 and enjoyed breakfast knowing that they had gained places at universities of choice.  Congratulations and well done to all students and staff. 

Pass rate 99.7%  with A*/B  at 53% and A* - C  85%.  

AS results also up on previous years with A*/B grades up by 6%

Many thanks to our superb Examinations Team who have worked incredibly hard to ensure that everything was ready for students this morning. Arrangements worked superbly! Well done and thanks.


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Y10 / Y11 LC Start Dates: 9th / 11th Sept

 Learning Community Course start dates. Year 10: 9th September, Year 11: 11th September.

Exam Results: 14th / 21st August

AS/A2 results: Thursday 14th August. GCSE results: Thursday 21st August.

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