Students and staff at The Abbey School are celebrating a superb set of A Level results with 71% at A* or A and 90% of papers graded at A*- B. Half of all students achieved straight A*/A grades and they have secured places on highly competitive courses at leading universities.
There were particularly strong performances in Mathematics, with all Further Maths candidates gaining A* and 93 % of Maths candidates gaining A* or A, and in Geography, where 92% of entrants gained an A* or A grade.
The overall strength in Sciences and Maths is reflected in the fact that more than half of the year group has secured places to study Medicine, Maths, Engineering or a Science at university. Eight girls have confirmed their places at Oxbridge colleges, reading subjects from History and PPE to Medicine and Natural Sciences.
Five girls gained three or more A* grades. Emily Wilson and
Georgia Wright will both study Medicine at Cambridge, while Jennifer Aspden
will study Physics at Oxford. Olivia Armitage will study Natural Sciences at
Cambridge and Georgina Allan has a place to study Physics at St Andrews
University. Other girls securing places at Oxford were Imogen Hobby, who’ll
read PPE, Alice Corbin, who will read Biochemistry, Maya Brownlow, who’ll read
History and Georgia Nicholson, whose 42 points in the IB diploma secured her
place to study Human Sciences.
Rachel Dent is celebrating her first set of A Level results as Head of The Abbey School. She is delighted with the girls' success: “These excellent examination results are well-deserved and a just reflection of the girls’ hard work. They add these academic achievements to all of the wider skills and interests that they have developed over their time at The Abbey. They are an exceptional group of young women and we are very grateful for everything that they have contributed to The Abbey Community.
I’d also like to recognise the expertise of The Abbey staff, who have guided the girls through this crucial stage of their education and mentored them as they make important decisions about their future. The value of this support is immeasurable and I know it is deeply appreciated by the girls and their parents.”
Our Sixth Form girls achieved superb A Level results in 2015 with 71% of papers graded at A*-A grade and half of the year group achieving straight A*-A grades. These results secured them places on highly competitive courses at some of the UK's leading universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Exeter and Edinburgh.
Our International Baccalaureate students gained a fantastic average of 39 points in the Diploma in 2015 which placed The Abbey in the top 10 IB schools in the UK and confirms The Abbey as a world-class provider of the IB programme. This year girls have gained places at prestigious universities such as Oxford, Durham and Bristol and one student is also taking part in the IBM GAP year programme after achieving an astounding maximum of 45 points including Higher Level Maths.
Our GCSE results were excellent in 2015, with 82% of papers being graded at A*-A grades. 56 girls gained straight A*-A grades with 33 girls gaining 9 or more A*s. They have built a secure foundation on which to build in A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.