Once again, Croydon High School has maintained its local reputation for excellent academic results with a 100% pass rate at A Level and 20% of students achieving straight A*- A grades. Over 38% of all grades awarded were A* or A, highlighting the number of highly aspirational girls in this cohort.
Currently a fantastic 77% of the cohort are leaving Croydon High to go on to their first choice destination – almost 50% of places awarded are at prestigious Russell Group universities.
Croydon High’s Headmistress, Emma Pattison is always proud of the academic results achieved by the girls, but this year she has been particularly aware of the breadth of experience and learning the girls have enjoyed during their sixth form years, and this has led them to make informed and diverse choices for their next steps.
“These are truly remarkable girls in so many ways. They have achieved excellent academic results whilst throwing themselves wholeheartedly into a wide range of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
During their years here, they have developed into compassionate and engaged young women who are ambitious for their future success and personal happiness.”
For an excellent example of a girl who knows her own mind and aspirations, look no further than Alita Butcher-Wallis.
Alita is a true all-rounder and a Senior Prefect who regularly wowed audiences with her dramatic performances and beautiful singing in school productions. She is also a successful debater and a real campaigner for Human Rights issues.
Despite being an obvious candidate for Oxbridge, Alita chose, instead, and was offered, a place on the perfect course for her – the highly regarded Liberal Arts degree at Exeter. Her remarkable three A* grades and an A* for her EPQ secured this offer. Congratulations Alita!
Similarly, Head Girl Fariha Baba, who has contributed so enormously to school life over the past two years (including running a spectacular Model UN event for the whole school the day after her last exam ) is rewarded for all her efforts with two A* and two A grades and an A* EPQ. That all adds up to a place at Warwick to read Maths - where no doubt she will excel.
Hiya Varma had her heart set on a career in Medicine from very early on. She attended the school’s MedSoc club regularly and spent her holidays working at Croydon University Hospital as well as hospitals in India. An EPQ on Gene Therapy and A* AB grades are sending her to Manchester to realise her dream.
There are so many individual stories behind these results and the overwhelming feeling at Croydon High School is one of great pride in the individual achievements of so many girls.