There is much to celebrate at Godolphin as the students achieved the best A-level results for the last five years with over half of grades at A* or A and 83% of grades at A*-B. A quarter of girls obtained three or more A*/A grades at A-level, half of our Sixth Form achieved two or more A*/A grades and nearly three quarters achieved one A or A* grade. This is the first year where the majority of subjects are now examined solely at the end of the Upper Sixth year, and so to achieve such superlative results in the face of some national uncertainty is truly remarkable.
This was the first year of results for Godolphin Sixth Form students taking the Pre-U qualification in Art History and the results of five Merits and a Distinction reflect the inspirational teaching and hard work of the Department in responding to the demands of this new qualification.
“These impressive results are a testament to our hard working students, their supportive parents and our dedicated teachers. I am extremely proud of all the girls. The results are particularly pleasing in light of several media articles in recent weeks that suggested girls would not achieve as highly as boys. Godolphin has proved them wrong” said Head, Emma Hattersley.
Particularly excellent results were returned in Biology, Business, Greek, Latin, French, Spanish, Maths, Geography and Physics which reflects the breadth of the subjects the girls choose to study here; whilst STEM remains popular, the humanities and creative subjects continue to be strong choices too.
Notable successes were Didi Price with a truly remarkable three A* grades and a B, Karoline Bech (A*AAA) who will read Medicine, Caitlin Chan (A*AAB), who is set to read Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, Vanessa Tse (AAAAB), Flavia Collyer-Powell (A*AA), Abigail Eagles (A*AA including a particularly high A* in Psychology), Yuchao Jiang (AAA), Emily Lomas (A*A and D3 in Art History) who will read Classics at Cambridge, Tara Zhang (AAA) with Head Girl Alice O’Rorke achieving A*AB. Deputy Head Girl, Elsa Heald, submitted an EPQ on the topic of epigenetics and was awarded an A grade for this fascinating piece of work.
Exceptional progress since the start of the Sixth Form was shown by Pippa Henderson (A*AA), Thomasin Liddell (AB and M2 in Art History), Emma Lloyd-Evans (BB and M3 in Art History), Georgia Scott (A*AA), Jessica Tregoning (AAB) and Victoria Vigar (A*AA).
This year, 85% of girls who applied gained places at their first choice university. Godolphin’s post A-level applicants are leaving us to study an impressive range of courses including Medicine, History of Art, Zoology, Psychology, History, Computer Science, Journalism, Sociology, English and Illustration.
Mrs Hattersley said, “The crucial thing is that our students achieve the grades they need to go on to higher education and the course of their choosing. It’s lovely to see the eclectic range of subjects they have opted to study, which widely reflects their talents and interests. We wish them every success.”