The Newsletter of the Abingdon Foundation Schools
September 2013
| No. 33
awesome oarsmen!
For the third year in succession the 1st VIII has won the internationally prestigious Princess Elizabeth
Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, only the second time in the Cup’s history that this has ever
happened. Abingdon beat Eton in the quarter-finals, Scotch College, Melbourne in the semi-finals and
then met St Edward’s, Oxford in the final. St Edward’s, eager to crown their 150th anniversary year with
a win, were beaten by half a length by Abingdon celebrating their 450th! This victory, combined with their
success at the National Schools’ Regatta in Nottingham, means that Abingdon is currently ranked the top
rowing school in the world – a great tribute to the dedication of the Boat Club, boys, staff and parents.
A Great Year
The exam season has brought the School a bumper
crop of results. At A level the 152 candidates achieved
25% of their passes at A* and over 60% at grades A*
and A. GCSE results were Abingdon’s best ever with
over 50% at A* and 83.6% at A* and A.
This has been a wonderful year altogether for the
School, not only have boys got into top universities in
the UK and in the US but they have represented the
UK in the Geography and Linguistic Olympiads and in
national sporting squads – all of which, and more, you
will see when you read the rest of the magazine.
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