Bruton School for Girls has announced another excellent set of A Level results and continues to build on its reputation for achieving top academic results across the county.
This year 85% of all students gained A*-C grades with an impressive 75% of the A Level cohort achieving either an A or A* grade.
The percentage of girls with three or more passes at A Level has jumped from 89% last year to 95% - the best result for three years.
Some 15% of girls gained three A Levels at AAB or higher in the tougher ‘facilitating’ subjects which universities favour such as sciences, maths and modern languages.
This strong set of results means that a very high proportion can take up a place at their first-choice university.
Particularly outstanding results were achieved by:
Maggie Kasprzak who gained A* in Mathematics, A* in Chemistry, A in Biology, A in French and A* in Polish. She will now take up her place at Queen’s College Oxford, to read Biochemistry.
Magda Tyka gained A* in Biology, A in Chemistry, A in French and A* in Polish and is now awaiting confirmation of a place to read Natural Sciences at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge.
Eleanor Thayer, who lives near Castle Cary, will be taking up her place at Exeter to study Physics with Astro-Physics after gaining ABB in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.
Charlotte Hunt from Andover has been offered a place at Norland College and Angela Liu will be studying Business Management at Syracuse University in the USA.
Three outstanding students in the Lower Sixth were awarded straight A grades at AS Level, including Antonia Kielkowska who achieved 5 As at AS Level plus an A* in A Level Polish.
Headmistress, Nicola Botterill, was delighted with this year’s results:
“We are thrilled for our girls. These outstanding results are well deserved and a fitting reflection of their perseverance and hard work, supported by the excellent teaching here at Bruton.”
She wished them all well and reminded them that further success lay ahead of them, referring to the graduation of girls who left recently including Stephanie Thayer, the elder sister of sixth former Eleanor, who graduated this summer with a First in English from Royal Holloway in London.