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100% A Level success!

Ffynone House School celebrates 100% A Level success!

Ffynone House School pupils had reason to celebrate when they received their A Level results today. Their results continue the A Level Successes that Ffynone House pupils have enjoyed for the last few years.

Overall, the school received a 100% pass rate at A Level. The number of grades at grade A - C surpassed expectations again with 88% of students achieving them. This follows figures of 80% in 2007 and 87% in 2008.

Ffynone continued to achieve a high percentage of top grades with 59% of the pupils achieving the top A Grade, following 60% in 2008 and 57% in 2007.

Amongst the individual achievements this year were

  • Head boy Dominic Thomas-James who achieved four A grade passes in French, Art, History and English and has been accepted to study law in London.
  • Head girl Sherrine Hashish also achieved four A grades in English, French, History and Business Studies. Sherrine plans to study English Literature at University.

Headmistress of the School, Nicola Walker, commented,

"These excellent results reflect the hard work and determination the pupils have shown coupled with high quality teaching and the commitment of the staff here at Ffynone. We wish all the students every success as they go on to the Universities of their choice".

School Head Boy's Legal Ambition


Ffynone House Head Boy Dominic Thomas-James was amongst the students celebrating success with today's A Level results. 

Dominic of Langland in Swansea gained with 4 A grade passes in French, Art, History and English and has been accepted for to study Law in London. Dominic is currently considering his options having been offered a prestigious internship in New York.

Since starting with Oakleigh House School at the age of 7 Dominic has made the most of the many opportunities made available to pupils. He has met Lord Anderson and the Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, he has arranged charity events, played cricket for Ffynone and West Glamorgan and participated in a debate for the English Speaking Union in Westminster where he won national awards for 'Best Chairperson' and 'Most Outstanding Personality'.

Dominic said

'I have fond memories of growing and developing as a Ffynone pupil and I am particularly grateful for them instilling the key aims of study, development, growth and achievement into me'.

Head Girl's Literary Ambition

Head Girl of Ffynone House School Sherrine Hashish also has had reason to celebrate with 4 A grades in English, French, History and Business Studies and intends to study English Literature at University.

Sherrine, whose school career started at primary age in Ffynone's sister school Oakleigh House has always been actively involved in school life. She has been responsible for organizing various fundraising events and has expressed a keen interest in journalism after conducting interviews for school publications. In the Sixth Form she was heavily involved in Public Speaking and participated in the Rotary Youth Speaks competition, winning the Welsh finals and going onto represent Wales in the UK competition in Loughborough.

Sherrine commented,

'I have benefitted immensely from the support the school has given me to achieve my grades and I would recommend the school for its focus on achieving great exam results'.

Nicola Walker, Head of Ffynone House School congratulated all of this year's A Level pupils,

'Dominic and Sherrine have been excellent role models throughout their time at Ffynone House School - it is very satisfying to see them achieve such excellent results. As well as Dominic and Sherrine's outstanding results we are extremely happy that as a school we have achieved a 100% A Level pass rate with an outstanding 88% A-C pass rate. This is a reflection of the hard work and commitment put in by the pupils and teachers in this school. Well done'.


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