Monday, 16 July 2018

‘Renaissance girls’ get the balance right

Sixth form students at the Abbey School are celebrating after achieving superb results in A Level

Sixth form students at the Abbey School are celebrating after achieving superb results in A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma examinations.



Seventy-one per cent of A Level papers were marked at grade A* or A and half of all students gained straight A* to A grades.

The average mark in the International Baccalaureate was 39 points, with Henley’s Ciara Buckley one of only around 200 of the 141,000 students who took the IB Diploma worldwide to gain a perfect score of 45 points.

The girls have secured places on a wide range of courses from medicine and aerospace engineering to history and zoology at prestigious universities throughout the UK.



At GCSE, 82 per cent of papers were graded A* or A, with seven girls achieving a clean sweep of 11 A* grades and 33 girls gaining nine or more A* grades.

Headteacher Mrs Dent congratulated all the girls on their achievements.

She said: “The girls have risen to the challenge of examinations with typical commitment and determination and I am delighted that their hard work has been rewarded.

“The remarkable thing about our girls is not just their academic success, but also the many extra-curricular activities in which they take part, achieving extremely high standards in fields from sport and music to drama and art.

“They are renaissance girls who appreciate the importance of balance for a happy life.”



More News:

Latest video from

VIDEO: Tributes paid after rugby player's death
 

POLL: Have your say