Sheffield High School for Girls is celebrating another outstanding set of A Level results with 69% of entries graded A*-B. More than a quarter of the 92 girls who sat A Levels achieved straight A*/A results and almost two thirds got at least one grade A.
The girls excelled in Business, Economics and Politics subjects with over 70% of all the results reaching the top grades of A*-B. This year, a high proportion of girls will go onto study business, economics and politics related courses ranging from Government and Politics at the London School of Economics, Fashion Buying and Merchandising at Manchester Metropolitan University and Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University.
In addition, the school continues to buck the trend with over half the girls studying STEM related subjects.
Speaking about the results, Headmistress Valerie Dunsford said:
“I would like to congratulate the girls on their fantastic results. It has been wonderful to see them fulfil their potential, not only academically but also in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. We are absolutely delighted that so many of them have achieved their first choice of university and wish them all the best as they move onto the next stage.”
Pippa navigates her way to the top
Sheffield High School pupil and GB Orienteering champion, Pippa Dakin, achieved four A* grades in her A-level results and will take up a place at Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences. Pippa studied A-level Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Further Maths. In addition she achieved an A in General Studies and Geology AS Level and an A for her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).
Pippa, from Fulwood, will follow in her parents’ footsteps by studying at Cambridge. She will take up a place at her mother’s former college – Newnham.
High achiever Pippa has represented Great Britain in orienteering at national and international level for the past three years. She recently represented Team GB in the European Youth Orienteering Championships in Macedonia. Pippa was also a cross country finalist in the English Schools Championships and was commended for the GDST Minerva Prize, awarded to the best all round student across the Trust’s 28 schools.
“I’m over the moon with these results and so excited to be going to Cambridge and following in my Mum’s footsteps!”
All six Sheffield High School girls with Oxbridge offers are celebrating as they secured places at the UK’s top universities.
Charlotte Thompson from Anston will study Veterinary Science at Cambridge, Pippa Dakin from Fulwood will study Natural Sciences at Cambridge, Megan Cave from Hillsborough will study French at Oxford, Amy Bateman will study History at Cambridge, Alicia Harrison from Wickersley, Rotherham will study Human, Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge and Coco Ji will study Psychology at Cambridge.
Sheffield High girls all-through and through
Ruth Warren and Maria Keriakos are celebrating after achieving straight A* in their A Level results. Ruth and Maria joined Sheffield High in 2002 and have moved through the school together since the age of four.
Both girls are from Fulwood and the similarities continue as both girls will go onto study Medicine at the University of Sheffield.
Ruth and Maria said:
“We’ve been at Sheffield High School since Reception and we love Sheffield so much that we decided to stay for another five years. We are so grateful to the school for building both our characters and our skills. Now we are ready for the challenges that lie ahead.”
Amy Bateman (Straight As - Cambridge – History) and Emily Roebuck (Straight As - Politics – Newcastle) also started in Reception.
Derbyshire’s Dujardin Debutantes
The equestrian team at Sheffield High School for Girls are celebrating after receiving their A Level results. Georgia Tracey from Matlock and Alice Turner, who achieved two A* and three A results between them, will go on to study Veterinary Science at Liverpool and Business Management at Newcastle.
Erin Williams, from Barlow has her sights firmly set on Tokyo 2020. Erin, who already represents Team GB has been busy forging a successful career in dressage, whilst achieving three A Levels.