Girls are celebrating again after another bumper crop of A level results.

This year, in addition to the 100% pass rate, nearly a quarter of the grades were at the A* standard and 86.4% of the grades were A*- B.

The outstanding results, which along with the GCSE results are ranked top in Chester by the Times, will enable girls to attend very competitive courses at the most prestigious academic institutions.

Two girls will be taking up places at Cambridge this year. Shani de Soysa  achieved A*A*A*  and will study Medicine at Queen’s College and Jill Higson, who applied retrospectively after achieving 4 A*s, takes up her place to study Veterinary Science.

In total six girls are going on to study medicine this year from Queen’s and four pupils are taking up places at prestigious London art colleges.

In addition to Shani, Harriet Gass achieved A* A* A to study medicine at King’s College London, Mareen Zachariah received A*A*A and Isobel Pugh got A* A A to both study medicine at Leeds , Rhiannon Jones achieved A*A*A A and will be studying medicine at Edinburgh and Anjali Singh, who achieved A*AA in 2013, will also join them to study medicine at Leeds.

Going on to study Art Foundation at the very competitive Central St Martin’s School of Art are triplets Grace, Evei and Frances. They all achieved straight A* grades in their A-level examinations (A*A*) , an  A* each in their EPQ projects and the extremely rare D1 grade (higher than an A*) in their Pre-U Art examination.  Aby will be heading to the nationally acclaimed Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication after achieving an A* and B in her A levels and a D3 (A) in Art.

The school’s other high fliers include Isabelle Ardron (A*AA plus an EPQ A*) who will go to Durham University to study Combined Arts, Lucy Fearnall (A B D2 (A*)) who now heads to Leeds to study Environmental and Business, Rachel Kewin (A*A*A*) who goes to Durham to study Biological Sciences, Farah Khater (A*AA) who holds a place at UCL to study Applied Medical Sciences, Lauren Tenner (A*AA) who goes to Edinburgh to study English Literature and Classics, Natalie Turner (AAA) who goes to Birmingham to study Business Management and Rebecca Willetts (AAA) who goes to Durham to study Modern Languages.

Keen lacrosse player Fiona Stockton will be now heading to the Mercer University, Georgia in the United States on a sports scholarship after she also secured the grades needed to fulfil her dream.

Headmistress Sarah Clark said: “The girls and staff have worked spectacularly hard this year to achieve this magnificent set of results. To have increased our A* and A grades and maintained our 100% pass rate this year is particularly pleasing as the number of these top grades awarded has fallen nationally. I wish all of our girls the best of luck with their diverse and fascinating career ambitions.”

Post date: 2nd September 2014