At the start of the year the Governing Body at Bruton School for Girls announced that it would be offering a unique, 100% Scholarship which would allow a local girl to join the Sixth Form to study A Levels starting in September 2016.
Following a series of selection tests and interviews in which all the candidates performed incredibly well, the school is delighted to announce that the scholarship for 2016 has been awarded to a local girl from Bruton, Katherine Mayes.
Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, said: “We congratulate Katherine and look forward to welcoming her to BSG in September to begin her A Level studies in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
“She will be joining our Sixth Form whose reputation for academic success continues to grow. Last summer 85% of all students gained A*-C grades and an impressive 75% of the A Level cohort achieved either an A or A* grade. The percentage of girls with three or more passes at A Level was the best for three years and jumped from 89% in the previous year to 95% in 2015. In addition, this year out of five Oxbridge candidates, three have received offers to read Mathematics at St Catherine’s College Oxford, Natural Sciences at Pembroke College Cambridge and Natural Sciences at Trinity College.
“This fantastic opportunity came about thanks to a very generous benefactor and a much appreciated donation from the Visitors at Sexey’s Hospital and we wish to thank both parties.”
Mark Stanley-Smith, Chairman of the Visitors at Sexey’s Hospital, added: “We are delighted and very proud that we have been able to support Katherine’s studies in such a practical manner, offering her an enviable opportunity and we wish her every success in her future A Levels.”
The photo shows L-R: Helena Drysdale (Visitors of Sexey's Hospital), Katherine Mayes and Nicky Botterill.