This year saw many successes in External Public examinations. Our GCSE results again saw an increase in the number of girls who achieved A*s and stands at 27%. Many of the girls had a clean sweep of A* and A grades, but the most notable were Georgina Colquhuon, Natasha Drax, Nelly Matorin and Khrystyna Mydza.
The first year of the new A level specification produced results that were most encouraging, with 80% of the examinations taken being awarded A-C grade equivalents.
Our A level results were as predicted and we were delighted with the girls’ results. The number of A grade passes increased by 8% and the following students are to be commended for gaining between 340 -360 UCAS equivalent points (AAA –AAB): Sofia Faisal gained straight A grades and has taken up her place at Bristol to read Mechanical Engineering, Casilda Hevia (AAA) to read History at Bristol and Jemima Neal gained straight A grades and secured her place to read Geography at Edinburgh (2010), Lucy Boynton to read History of Art and French at Bristol, Katherine Stratton to read Psychology at Newcastle, Harriet Symington to read International Relations and Portuguese at Leeds, and Emily Bray who is making a post A level application to read History. Others gained the required grades and were therefore able to take up their first choice university places to read subjects including; Photography, Chemistry, Sociology, Communications, Media Production, Combined Honours in Social Sciences and Engineering all at first class universities.