Sixth Form News

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.”

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