Redland High girls are reaching for the stars
Published on: 07 Sep 2015
REDLAND High School pupils are celebrating after another excellent set of A Level results, which saw the top A*/A grades making up almost half of all results awarded.
Over 80per cent of all pupils sitting their A-levels at Redland High this year studied at least one STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject, and over 70per cent 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 Cambridge University to study 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 in Manchester University.
This success was echoed right across the curriculum at Redland High, with over 70 per cent of the grades awarded for modern languages being 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 per cent 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 will be beginning her degree course at Cambridge University next term, having achieved A*/A grades in history, English and psychology.
Mrs Caroline Bateson, headmistress of Redland High, congratulated all her students. She said: “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.”
Mrs Bateson retired last month and the school’s new headmistress is Stephanie Ferro. Miss Ferro said “When I addressed the incoming senior school girls at their induction morning, I said how pleased I was to be looking at the future: the class of 2022 - the year of our 140th anniversary.
“During the next seven years they will make life-long friends in a school with a trusted reputation for providing a stimulating education which prepares them well for the future.”