Queen Anne’s Girls Celebrate A Level Successes

Thursday 13th August 2015

Students and staff at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham are today celebrating excellent A Level results, with students once again achieving outstanding grades and going on to top universities.

In the Sixth Form of this outstanding school, 50% of all A Levels achieved were at A*-A grades (an increase of 17% on last year) and 93% of grades were A*-C.  21% of girls achieved straight A*/A grades and 77% of all grades were A*/B.

Headmistress, Mrs Julia Harrington said,

“We are extremely proud of the girls’ A Level achievements. These are an excellent set of results across the board, for which the girls have worked extremely hard. I am delighted that so many of our girls have been successful in attaining university places at the most competitive universities in the country, including at Oxford, Bristol, Exeter and Durham and I wish them every success for the future.”

Queen Annes A Levels 2015

Kendra Broome, aged 18 from Maidenhead, claimed her place at Oxford University after achieving top grades. Winner of the 2015 Aubrey prize for all round contribution to the Sixth Form community, Kendra received 2 A* grades in Economics and English Literature and an A grade in Mathematics and will go on to study Law at Worcester College, Oxford this October.

Lara Sharrock - Queen Annes 2015

Checkendon based Lara Sharrock has secured her place at Oxford University after achieving 1 A* and 2 A grades in her A Level examinations. Lara, a young event rider currently participating in the LegUpForTalent programme, was awarded an A* grade in Geography and 2 A grades in Biology and English Literature and will take up her place at St Hugh’s College, Oxford to study Human Sciences. Lara said,

“I am thrilled to get my results this morning and to be going on to study Human Sciences at Oxford University.  I am very much looking forward to attending this prestigious university in September and am excited about celebrating my results with my friends and family this evening.”

Elizabeth Ng, aged 19 from Australia, has achieved outstanding success having achieved an amazing 4 A* grades in her A Levels. A keen Mathematician, Elizabeth won a Gold Award in The UK Mathematics Trust Senior Mathematics Challenge and was also awarded the U6 2015 Mathematics Prize at Speech Day. Having achieved her A* grades in Maths, History, Psychology and Further Mathematics, Elizabeth will now take up her place at UCLA in America to study Mathematics.  Elizabeth has also achieved her Grade 8 certificate for playing the cello.

Edith Li, aged 18 from Hong Kong, has secured her place at Warwick University to study Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics (MORSE) after receiving an A* grade, 2 A grades and a B grade. A mathematics course unique to Warwick University, the intake for a MORSE degree is limited to 150 students each year. Edith achieved an A* grade in Mathematics, A grades in Further Mathematics and Chinese and a B grade in Physics.

Dr Valerie Vincent, Director of Sixth Form at Queen Anne’s, said,

“Today’s results demonstrate that Queen Anne’s is an excellent Sixth Form option for both day and boarding students where they are fully supported to enhance their talents and fulfil their potential. We are looking forward to the opening of our new ‘state of the art’ Sixth Form Centre in September 2016, when we will be able to offer the very best learning environment for our girls.”

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Queen Anne’s girls have demonstrated that academic success does not preclude excellence in other areas of their lives and music scholar, Lydia Marshall, aged 18 from Hedgerley in Buckinghamshire, has hit all the right notes after achieving 1 A* and 2 A grades in her A Levels. Lydia, who studied Music, Mathematics and Latin, also studied at the Royal Academy of Music and has recently achieved a Distinction in her Trinity Advanced Certificate for Singing; an equivalent qualification of a university performance examination. Lydia will go on to study Music at Durham University.

Sporting star, Jessica de Mulder, is off to study Medicine at Nottingham University after receiving top grades in her A Levels. 18-year-old Jessica, who represents Queen Anne’s as part of the 1st Lacrosse team and has played for the U19 South West Regional Lacrosse team, achieved an A* grades in Biology and Chemistry as well as an A grade in Geography.

Alice West - Queen Annes 2015

Deputy Head Girl, Valera Bamgbala aged 18 from Henley-on-Thames, is celebrating 1 A* grade in History and 2 A grades in Russian and English Literature as well as a B grade in Chemistry. Valera will travel to America to study History at Northeastern University in Boston.

Gymnast Alice West will be celebrating today with 1 A* grade in PE, an A grade in Psychology and a B grade in English Literature. Alice will be taking her place at Bath University to study Sports Psychology which is a course that allows her to combine all the subjects and activities she enjoys as well as the experience she has gathered by studying for her Level 2 in Gym Coaching.

Isabel SasadaSaxophonist Isabel Sasada, from Farnham Common in Buckinghamshire, has secured her place at Bristol University to study English after receiving 1 A* and 2 A grades in her A Levels. Isabel, aged 18-years-old and founding member of the Queen Anne’s saxophone ensemble “Saxability”, achieved an A* in English Literature and two A grades in Biology and History.

The breakdown of Queen Anne’s School’s A Level results is as follows:

  • A* – A  50%
  • A* – B  77%
  • A* – C  93%
  • Pass    100%

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