We are delighted to report that students of The Ladies’ College who took A–levels this year have excelled once again, with a 100% pass rate.
36 students sat examinations that will allow them to make decisions and choices about their future. Of the grades achieved, 43.9% were A* and A, 74.8% were A* to B, and 91.6% were A* to C.
We want to congratulate all our Upper Sixth students on their results which are testimony to their attitude to their studies, their resilience and their hard work. They should each be pleased and proud of their academic results, alongside their commitments, interest, engagement and success outside of the classroom too.
An impressive 20 out of 36 girls achieved at least ABB and eight scored straight A* and A grades.
Students who achieved A* and A grades are:
Lucy Atkinson who will study English at Oxford Brookes University. Lucy balances her academic interests with a busy schedule of dancing. She has also demonstrated leadership qualities as a prefect and member of the editorial board of Ilex, the College magazine.
Olivia Atkinson is heading to the University of Bristol to study Veterinary Medicine. Her academic life is balanced by a keen interest in music (she plays both the trombone and the church organ). Some of her childhood was spent in Singapore and as a result she has enjoyed continuing to study Mandarin Chinese. Olivia has also completed her Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Eleanor French will study Graphic Art at Kingston University. In addition to being a talented artist, Eleanor holds a TEFL qualification and is a certified open water PADI diver. Orla Hanna, Head Girl 2015-2016, will apply to read medicine in September 2018. A talented musician, success at the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award at gold level and a broad portfolio of experience will make her a strong candidate and a doctor with a great skillset.
Ellen Morley will read Physiotherapy at Sheffield Hallam University. She has devoted much of her spare time to gaining work experience caring for the elderly at local residential homes and with the Guernsey Therapy Group. She is a talented swimmer and was a sports team manager for her House at College. As a prefect, Ellen has been a role model for younger students. Despite her many commitments, Ellen also found time to participate in the IoD Management Shadowing programme.
Jessica Salisbury is heading to Durham University to study Natural Sciences. She has been successful in the UK Mathematical Challenge many times and this year she also took part in a national competition for coding. She was invited to sit on the area board for Young Enterprise and completed the IoD Management Shadowing programme and participated in the annual De Putron Quiz. Jessica was our Scholar of the Year 2016-2017.
Maninda Singh will study Psychology at the University of Surrey. Maninda’s interests extend well beyond the academic curriculum, and she is a familiar face at local dance and drama events. She was a sports team manager for her House at College and edited the College magazine. In 2016, she undertook volunteer work for charity in Sri Lanka. Maninda also took part in the IoD Management Shadowing and was placed in the top ten, gaining a merit award for her presentation.
Victoria Symes is looking forward to a gap year working and travelling abroad before applying for a university place in 2018. She has demonstrated her leadership qualities as a prefect, House official and through her participation in the Management Shadowing programme.
With over half of the girls achieving at least ABB, and over nine out of ten results being A* to C, we congratulate all our students and wish them every success for the future. We hope that they will stay in touch with The Ladies’ College and look forward to issuing A-level certificates on 4 January 2018 in College and catching up with their news.