Bucking the national trend, Bruton School for Girls has announced its best ever set of A Level results with a huge jump in the number of A* grades awarded.
This year, 90 % of all grades awarded were A*-C grades, 72% were A*/B with an impressive 28% gaining the top grade of A*, far above the national trend.
The percentage of girls with three or more passes at A Level has jumped to 96% - the school’s best result ever.
Almost one quarter 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 excellent set of A Level results continues to build on the girls’ school’s reputation for achieving top academic results, even though it is an academically non-selective school.
Particularly outstanding results were achieved by:
Emma Lipscomb from Shepton Mallet who gained three A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will be taking up a place to read Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Julia Wons from Templecombe was awarded three A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will be studying Maths at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Georgie Lewis from Castle Cary gained an impressive A* in Biology, A in both Chemistry and Music and B in Maths and is heading to Edinburgh to study Medicine.
Antonina Kielkowska from Poland did outstandingly well with five A* in Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Polish, plus another two As in Further Maths and French at AS level. She will be heading to Pembroke College, Cambridge to study Natural Sciences.
However, it was not just successes for the mathematicians and scientists with, for example, the English and Art Departments also securing some fantastic grades.
Tierney Chappell who lives near Bruton gained two A* and an A and will study English and Drama at the prestigious Royal Holloway in London having taken part in the well-respected National Youth Theatre Summer School. Beth Moody from Glastonbury gained full marks on both her English papers securing two A*, A and C, having had an unconditional offer from Birmingham to study History of Art.
The English Department had an outstanding set of results with every student gaining either an A* or an A, and the successes continued with the majority of art students awarded A*.
Headmistress, Nicky Botterill, was absolutely delighted with this year’s results:
“First and foremost we are thrilled for our girls. These outstanding results are well deserved and a fitting reflection of their resilience and hard work, supported by the excellent teaching here at Bruton. The successes for both the sciences and the arts demonstrate the breadth of our academic achievements but this is all underpinned by the exceptional pastoral care which truly sets us apart and ensures our girls are ready for whatever lies beyond A Levels.”
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