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Celebrating Success - A Level Results

Pupils at Redland High School are celebrating today after another excellent set of A Level results, which saw the top A*/A grades making up almost half of all results awarded.

The School has once again demonstrated that their pupils do not simply only hold their own in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) but excel at them. Over 80% of all pupils sitting their A Levels at Redland High this year studied at least one STEM subject, and over 70% of the grades awarded in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Further Mathematics were top A*/A grades.

Girls who have been particularly successful in STEM subjects include Isabella Bentley who has achieved 5 A* grades in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and History, securing her place at Newnham College, Cambridge University to study Chemical Engineering. Natalie Gooder achieved A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and History, and an A grade in Mathematics and will be taking up a place at Leeds University to study Medicine. Sophie Crane is also looking forward to starting her Medical degree at Manchester University.

These results are likely to please Jenny Body OBE, who will be speaking at the annual Prize Giving this September. Jenny is a former pupil of the School who became the first female President of the Royal Aeronautical Society and spends much of her time promoting the study of STEM subjects to girls in schools around the UK.

This success was echoed right across the curriculum at Redland High and over 70% of the grades awarded for Modern Languages were A*/A.  More than half of all girls who studied the Creative Arts (Fine Art, Music and Theatre Studies) were awarded A*/A grades and over 85% achieved A*-B grades.

Katie Hurse achieved 4 A*/A grades in Government and Politics, English Literature, Creative Writing and History. She looks forward to taking up her place at Birmingham University to study English with Creative Writing.  Redland High's Head Girl, Katie Woods from Downend will be beginning her degree course at Queens'College, Cambridge University next term, having achieved A*/A grades in History, English and Psychology.

Redland High School also offers the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a skills-based qualification that develops the independent research skills of students and is viewed by leading universities as the qualification that gives a student's application the edge. Once again, all candidates sitting the EPQ performed extremely well.

Mrs Caroline Bateson, Headmistress of Redland High, congratulated all her students, "I am extremely proud to see our pupils excelling across the curriculum once again, and continuing to prove that girls can perform exceptionally well in STEM subjects. We wish them all well as they progress on to the next exciting stage of their lives."

Redland High has bucked the national trend again, as nationally grades in the Science subjects have dropped: 

 http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/aug/12/a-level-results-fewer-top-grades-science-english

Date Posted: 20 August 2015
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