Stars of the future at Redland High
Published on: 26 Aug 2016
Stars of the future at Redland High FOUR students from Redland High have won places at Oxford - 124 years after the first girl from the school went to study amid the dreaming spires.
Mary Agnes Wilson got a place in 1892 to study History - at a time when few women went on to higher education.
She gained a Class II Honours Certificate from St Hugh’s College.
Lucy Mercer, who got two A*s and three A grades, will study the same subject in 2016.
Francesca Millar, who received four A* grades, will be sitting Music and Olivia Gaitonde who also got straight A*s is studying Earth Sciences.
The School’s fourth Oxford candidate is Zoe Jinadu, who was awarded three A*s, two As and a C grade. She has been accepted to read Chinese. Zoe took A Levels in Chemistry, Mathematics and English Literature as well as AS Levels in Creative Writing and Music and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on the impact that the Cultural Revolution in China had upon women.
Headmistress Miss Stephanie Ferro said: “I am most proud of the fact that these young women have not only excelled at their A Levels, but at being a part of a supportive community, encouraging one another to achieve their dreams. They truly embody the Redland High spirit and I feel confident and heartened that these women are the future.”