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The Duke of York's Royal Military School

A co-educational boarding school for students aged 11-18

A Level and BTEC Successes

Students are celebrating success at A Level with an increase in A* and A grades, BTEC with an average of Distinction, and some 66% gaining A*- B results.

Subsequently, the vast majority of students now head off to university, having gained their first-choice place. Several students will begin military careers, while others have chosen engineering apprenticeships with major companies such as Amazon.


Outstanding success includes: Ruth Adewole with A*A*A*A* in English Literature, French History and EPQ; Guido Rowe with A* Geography, A* History, A* Religious Studies, A* EPQ; and Sebastian Brown with A* Chemistry, A* Maths, A* Physics, A* EPQ. Ruth will read Law at Cambridge; for Guido it is Politics and History at London School of Economics; and Sebastian will read Economics and Finance at University College London.

Principal Alex Foreman said: “As England’s only state full boarding school, we utilise our unique situation to protect students from both the virus and loss of learning. We do things our way, and what is best for our Dukies, to deliver quality classroom time resulting in these stunning set of grades. In addition, all our students are provided with laptops which enabled online learning from April 2020 to cover any enforced closures; I’d like to thank our teachers for their unconditional dedication. During these unprecedented times, both staff and students have risen to the challenge and performed with great resilience and integrity to further improve our Sixth Form academic excellence. Our full boarding environment also allows us to encourage students to immerse themselves wholeheartedly in a wide variety of activities beyond the classroom to boost life skills and achieve their best in everything they do. I’d like to congratulate all our students and wish them well for the future.”

To find out more about our Sixth Form, please click here