The rain did not dampen the spirits of the Upper Sixth girls who this morning received a super set of A Level exam results. With a pass rate of 100%, almost half of all grades were A*/A and three quarters A*-B. Mrs Christina Foord, Headmistress said “I am really pleased that our girls have been able to achieve such impressive academic results. Today is a testament to the hard work of the girls and inspiring teaching and dedication of the staff.”
Over 90% of the girls are going to their chosen universities, over a quarter achieved straight A*/A and nearly half achieved A*-B. They have all worked hard to achieve their results with Martha leading the way with straight A*s to LSE to read Politics and International Relations. Radha is going to Bath to read Economics, Mary to The Royal Veterinary College, Emily to Oxford reading Law, Tilly to Bristol to study Dentistry, Alice to St Andrews to read Geography, Hannah to Durham to study Natural Sciences and Midori to Edinburgh to read Japanese . They share 23A*/As!
Others have managed their time expertly to gain great results as well as achieve outside the classroom, such as Isobel, who during her A level year continued to compete in regional and national dance competitions and worked towards her qualification as an ISTD tap teacher, will be going to Warwick to read French and German Studies, Iona, who over the years has competed at National Level as a gymnast is now training to compete in the Pole Vault and is currently Surrey County Champion, is heading to Edinburgh to read Geography and Social and Economic History. Claire, who plays in goal for the U19 and Senior Welsh Football Team will be studying Sport and Exercise Science at The University of South Wales. Jess, who as a sailor has competed nationally in the 29er skiff class , and this summer has been coaching the national junior optimist class is going to Exeter to read Human Biology.
Finally a few new and interesting courses and destinations: Sarah will read Consumer Behaviour and Marketing, a brand new course at Reading, Kessler has a place at Pennsylvania State University in USA to read Mechanical Engineering and Ella is off to KU Leuven to read Philosophy.
But perhaps the words of a recent Sixth Form parent sum it up best: “I am very thankful for the supportive and helpful environment in Tormead which has not only enabled my daughter to achieve her childhood dream, but also contributed to her entering adulthood as a sensible, happy and confident young woman.”