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2015 sixth form success

Doors are opening across the world for the Red Maids’ Class of 2015 thanks to their excellent A Level and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) results.

Many students will take their places at top UK universities, including six who received unconditional offers, while others will enjoy gap years before higher education, or move straight into industry.

Red Maids’ combined A Level and IB results[1] this year reveal very high levels of attainment:

Almost a fifth of all entries - 18% - were awarded an A* grade

Half of all entries - 50% - won an A* or A grade, and

More than three quarters - 80% - earned an A*, A or B grade.

Isabel Tobias, Headmistress at the 380-year-old school, said: “Our students are consistently rewarded with the grades that help open doors for them in some of the most prestigious universities and companies.

“The fact that so many Red Maids received unconditional offers is a clear indication of the quality of our students and the reputation of the school.”

Amongst this year’s leavers, girls are going on to study a wide range of subjects, including philosophy, medicine, electrical and electronic engineering, biomedical science, classical civilisation, drama, history , Spanish, pharmacy, English, physics with astrophysics, and architecture. A few individual success stories include:

Emily Atkins, 18 from Westbury-on-Trym, will study biomedical science following a gap year teaching in an orphanage in Cambodia through the Project Trust. Emily, who has been fund -raising for nine months to support her expedition, studied Fine Art, Biology and Russian A Levels earning an A* and two A grades. She accepted an unconditional offer from Queen Mary’s London in the autumn.

Lara Hill, 18 from Emerson’s Green, studied the IB earning 42 points including the equivalent of two A*s and an A in her higher level IB subjects. Lara has gained a much sought after place with world-famous Harrods to join its 18-month school leavers scheme to learn all about retail. She was also offered the option of a place at Bath University to study International Management with French.  Passionate about netball, Lara plays and umpires for a local Avon League team. She has spent the summer as a Camp America leader based in New York State.

Georgina Bennett, 18 from Portishead, gained A*s in all three A Level subjects: Theatre Studies, English Literature and Religious Studies. Part of the Red Maids’ cast who performed at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she has a place at Leeds University to study philosophy and English having also achieved straight A’s and A*s at GCSE, AS and A Level. 

Immy McAndrew, 18, from Henleaze, gained an A* and two A grades in her Fine Art, Biology and Geography A Levels. In 2014, Immy was sponsored by the International Rotary Club to attend a World Affairs Seminar in the United States in 2014. She is going on to an Art Foundation Course and is currently considering a career in architecture.

Amy Reade, just 18, from Bishopston, has a place to study English at University College London, having achieved two A*s and an A in English Literature, History and Music. However, having just returned from teaching in India for two months, she may defer her place to allow her to continue her work in India.

[1] IB Higher Level subject scores of 7, 6 and 5 are equivalent to A*, A and B at a level.

 2015 A Level and IB Results
 A and AS Level Results 2015
 IB Results 2015

Date Posted: 13 August 2015
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