Sixth Form students at The Abbey School will be celebrating an outstanding array of examination results this morning, as A Level candidates receive their results to add to the world class International Baccalaureate diploma results announced in July. The combined results saw 89% of all examinations earning the equivalent of A*-B grades. 43% of the year group gained the equivalent of straight A*-A grades and seven girls are celebrating gaining the equivalent of three or more A* grades, with one IB candidate gaining the full 45 points.
These excellent grades have earned the students places on a wide range of courses at some of the UK’s most prestigious universities including Oxford, Cambridge, King’s College, London, Durham and Birmingham. This year’s most popular subject was Mathematics, followed by Biology and Economics. This strong performance in STEM subjects sees eight girls taking up places to study Engineering courses, while other courses include Architecture, English and Law.
Rebecca Sillett gained 4 A* grades while Sian Hale, Jasmine Jones, Sinead Rosser and Eleanor Stephens all achieved three A* grades. Rebecca and Eleanor are heading to the University of Cambridge while Sian is going up to Oxford. Jasmine will read English at University College, London while Sinead is making a post-results university application. At IB, Alisa Anwar and Tal Rosenbaum both gained three scores of 7 points at Higher Level – the equivalent of three A* grades each.
Louise Head gained two A* and two A grades while Hannah Barlow, Anna-Julia Hamrud, Hattie Orr, Maddie Orr, Camellia Richards and Francesca Spokes all gained two A* and one A grade each.
Head of The Abbey, Rachel Dent, said: “I am honoured to congratulate our students on an outstanding set of examination results that will unlock the doors of their futures. They are testament to the hard work, calm heads and balanced approach that the girls have taken throughout their studies and to our incredibly devoted and inspirational staff. Their grades are superb and they are simply indicative of the wealth of talent that these young women possess across so many different fields. Whatever they do, they do with enthusiasm and commitment, just two of the many qualities that will see them go on to succeed wherever their future lies. We wish them every success.”