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We recently enjoyed a wonderful Parfitt Day, our annual keyboard celebration. Sophia, V, summarises the range of activities enjoyed by the music department:
Thanks to Miss White’s ingenuity, this Parfitt Day felt so close to normal – a huge achievement. International pianist Clare Hammond gave a captivating lunchtime recital, including music by the female composer Lili Boulanger. She then guided three of us expertly through a live masterclass later in the afternoon, exploring Liszt, Debussy and Beethoven. The day closed with a pre-recorded concert of piano, organ and harpsichord music, from Bach to Rachmaninoff to a Latin American favourite! More performances were saved for a Parfitt Tea concert this week. It was an immensely uplifting and motivating experience for all.
Many congratulations also to all
of our students on their achievements in the 2020 A level and Pre-U results.
Given the decision of the government to award students the higher of their
centre-assessed grade or the statistically adjusted calculated grade, we are
pleased to update the results awarded at A level and Pre-U.
We are delighted to announce
that 64.6% of
entries attained an A* grade at A level or the Pre-U equivalent D1 or D2. 92.4% of entries achieved an A* or A grade
and 98.4% a B
grade or higher (or the Pre-U equivalent). We follow Pre-U specifications in 10
subjects in which 37.5% of
entries achieved a D1 – a grade that exceeds the A* standard at A level.
All of these examination results remain provisional and subject to change after any post results processes are completed.