Success for Sheffield Girls’ A Level students

Sheffield Girls’ is thrilled to publish its A Level results today and celebrate successes with students and their parents.


Head Nina Gunson said: “Our Year 13 cohort are an impressive bunch. They are incredibly bright, already achieving our highest GCSE results to date in 2019, and they are ambitious, with places secured at highly competitive universities, apprenticeships and training programmes and, today, their success continues.

“We are all so proud of them and it was wonderful to see them receive the stellar set of results they deserved!

There are so many individual successes, including Lucy Xu achieving an incredible five A*s, she will now go on to study Physics at Imperial College London. Sheffield Girls’ students will study a broad range of subjects in Higher Education. Head Girl team Mia Venables, Poppy Warburton, Ruby Blackburn and Jessica Johnstone Pratt will study medicine, law and engineering at Oxford, Bristol and Liverpool.


“We are all so proud of them and it was wonderful to see them receive the stellar set of results they deserved!”


In a growing trend, more students have selected other routes to continue their studies including apprenticeships and in-house training. A* student Darcy Egginton will pursue a career as a commercial airline pilot from September.

Two students at the GDST school also beat off phenomenal competition to win GDST scholarships to support them during their time at university. Sara Rehman, won the Federica Lord University Scholarship and will study Law at Oxford, whilst Chelsea Bacon starts her Business Management course at University of Newcastle in September, having been awarded the GDST Lorna Cocking Scholarship.

Head Nina Gunson added, “For our Year 13 students, and many like them throughout the country, this has not been the Sixth Form experience they expected, but it is testament to their tenacity, commitment and perseverance that they have achieved so much, in spite of the challenges they have been presented with.

“I have every confidence that they will be better equipped for their futures as a result of their journey and now they have these stunning A Level results in recognition of their hard work.

“These students demonstrate our school values of positivity, kindness and courage in abundance. They have provided each other with so much support and encouragement throughout their time in the Sixth Form and have formed friendships which will last a lifetime. I wish them all the best for the future.”

63% of Sheffield Girls’ students achieved all grade A or A*s, with 17 students achieving all A*s.