Success for Sheffield Girls’ A Level students
We are thrilled to publish our A Level results today and celebrate successes with pupils and their parents.
63% of Sheffield Girls’ students achieved all grade A or A*s, with 17 pupils achieving all A*s.
Head Nina Gunson said: “Our Year 13 cohort are an impressive bunch. They are incredibly bright, already achieving our highest GCSE results to date in 2019, and they are ambitious, with places secured at highly competitive universities, apprenticeships and training programmes and, today, their success continues.
“We are all so proud of them and it was wonderful to see them receive the stellar set of results they deserved!”
Our Year 13 leavers will study a broad range of subjects in Higher Education. Individual successes included Lucy Xu achieving an incredible five A*s. She will now go on to study Physics at Imperial College London. With an amazing four A*s, Felicity Eady is starting her Pharmacology course at Kings’ College.
Felicity said: “I’ve made friends for life. I feel like Sheffield Girls’ has been an extended family, like teachers, friends, everyone’s been there for you constantly. Everyone’s there for each other.”
Her parents said: “Felicity initially was going to drop an A Level but enjoyed them all so much, and she was supported in carrying on. She’s pulled it out of the bag and we’re so proud of her.”
Head Girl team Mia Venables, Poppy Warburton, Ruby Blackburn and Jessica Johnstone Pratt will study medicine, law and engineering at Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool.
Mia said: "It's been a strange two years of studying for our A Levels but the school, and the teachers have been fantastic. Everyone has pulled together in a real team effort and the support we have had from our friends, fellow students and teachers was amazing.”
In a growing trend, more pupils have selected other routes to continue their studies including apprenticeships and in-house training. A* student Darcy Egginton will pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot from September.
Two of our pupils also beat off phenomenal competition to win GDST scholarships to support them during their time at university. Sara Rehman won the Frederica Lord University Scholarship and will study Medicine at Cambridge, whilst Chelsea Bacon starts her Business Management course at University of Newcastle in September, having been awarded the GDST Lorna Cocking Scholarship.
Mrs Gunson said, “For our Year 13 students, and many like them throughout the country, this has not been the Sixth Form experience they expected, but it is testament to their tenacity, commitment and perseverance that they have achieved so much, in spite of the challenges they have been presented with.
“I have every confidence that they will be better equipped for their futures as a result of their journey and now they have these stunning A Level results in recognition of their hard work.
“These students demonstrate our school values of positivity, kindness and courage in abundance. They have provided each other with so much support and encouragement throughout their time in the Sixth Form and have formed friendships which will last a lifetime. I wish them all the best for the future.”
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