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.
Forty-nine students sat examinations this summer that will allow them to make choices and take decisions about their future. 45.2% of grades were A* and A (up 5.1%), 78.3% A* to B (up 7.9%) and 94.3% A* to C (up 5.4%).
An impressive thirty-one girls achieved at least ABB and eight of our students scored straight A* and A grades. Our students’ academic results are testimony to their attitude to their studies and their hard work, the dedicated adults who work with them at College and great parental support too. However, our girls are more than just results and we would encourage you to visit our Facebook page or website to get a flavour of the breadth and depth of experiences which demonstrate their interest, engagement, commitment and success.
Laura Smith’s straight A*s in English, History and Psychology and an A in Chemistry will see her go to Oxford to read Law and is particularly impressive. Laura was also one of two editors for ILEX 2015, our annual magazine, which celebrates the broader life of College. She is a Prefect, a talented musician and dancer and a willing participant. She has also made time to volunteer to work with younger children outside of College as well as compete in the MOOT and a range of Eisteddfods.
Other students who achieved A* and A grades are:
• Jessica Bell who will go to Exeter to study Liberal Arts. Her performance at the Emerald Ball in March is etched in the minds of those fortunate enough to see the performance and the group can only be described at The Ladies’ College answer to Fascinating Aida!
• Amy Bould will study Physics, with her attendance at The International Youth Science Forum, London 2015 nurturing her passion for Science. Amy’s enthusiasm also led her House to a sweeping success in House Music this year.
• Zosia Damsell goes to Liverpool to study Veterinary Biosciences. Zosia was Deputy Head Girl and is our 2016 Scholar of the Year.
• Meghan De La Rue will study Medicine at Kings, London and has always thrown herself into numerous House and College activities and events.
• Sophie James will attend Exeter University where she will study Psychology. We are so pleased she joined us for Sixth Form and made so many positive contributions in her time here.
• Katie Marquand will move to Bristol to study Computer Science. With the return of Robot Wars, Travis was a machine developed by Katie and Rebecca which competed
in the Student Robotics Competition where they were awarded “Best Rookie” and were placed second in this prestigious national event.
• Charlotte Thompson will study English at Durham University. Always keen to get involved and to make things happen, her experiences as one of two ILEX editors will, no doubt, hold her in good stead for the future too.
With more than nine out of ten results being A* to C, we congratulate all of 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 5th January in College and catching up with their news.