18th August 22
Students at Dunottar School were today celebrating outstanding A-level results, in which 44 per cent of the grades attained were A*/A and 18 per cent the top A* grade. This is particularly significant as our students comprise a mixed ability cohort.
Headmaster, Mr Mark Tottman said, “I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our student’s achievements. This A-level success is a testament to students’ hard work and positivity and the dedication and creativity of our teaching staff. All students are stretched and challenged academically and supported to achieve results that exceed expectations. I am particularly pleased with our positive value-added scores, which demonstrate that students studying at Dunottar are likely to achieve better exam results than if they had studied the same course elsewhere. This excellent set of A-level results secures Dunottar’s place as a first choice independent school in the local area.”
This year’s leavers have secured places at leading universities, with 90 per cent gaining their first-choice university in a range of courses, including Economics, Psychology, Liberal Arts, Politics & Sociology, Politics & Economics, Liberal Arts, Engineering, English, Computer Science, Sport & Exercise Science, Business Management & Marketing, Costume Design for Film & Television, Prosthetics & Special Effects Design and Real Estate. Education, of course, is not just about qualifications and our leavers have demonstrated true Warrior Learning spirit and aspiration across all areas of school life: in co-curricular clubs and societies, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, sports, music and drama productions, as charity fundraisers and in leadership roles.
Head of School, Sophie Newing, who gained two A* and one A said, “Dunottar believed in me. It has encouraged me to take risks, develop passions and interests and build my self-confidence. Every pupil feels like they belong, are valued and can be the best version of themselves. I have made great friends and leave with fantastic memories. I am proud to be a Dunottar alumni.”
Since Mark Tottman took over the helm, with his vision for creating a collaborative and dynamic learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities, an impressive IT infrastructure and a holistic view of success, Dunottar has become a thriving co-educational school with students joining from over 40 schools. The Good School’s Guide recently referred to Dunottar as “a small school with a big heart”. Students are at the heart of everything we do in our friendly, caring and creative community. We believe our students are capable of great things and look forward to celebrating their continued success as they leave knowing that with the education, skills and values learnt at Dunottar, their possibilities are endless.