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22 June 2016

Award Winning Examination Results

Canford School has received another independent accolade for excellence in its external examination results.   Boys at Canford taking German at IGCSE out-performed all other English schools last year according to The Guide.  This follows on from success in 2015 with Canford boys taking the top Good Schools Guide award for their performance in AS Level Classical Civilisation in 2014.

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.   The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 10th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, commented, ‘Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve.’  The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools.  www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk.

Ben Vessey, Canford Headmaster, was delighted with the latest awards:

“I am proud that, for the second consecutive year, Canford has been the recipient of a Good Schools Guide Award for excellence in examination results.  These results are achieved through a great deal of hard work by both department staff and pupils, and it is very rewarding to receive independent recognition for their efforts.”

Earlier this year, Canford was also rated among the top 50 co-educational boarding schools in the UK based on the quality of its A level results in 2015 including A*/A grades by www.best-schools.co.uk.

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