An impressive 111 students at Howell's School, Llandaff sat their A Levels this summer, the largest cohort of an independent school in Wales, with 339 actual A-Level entries. This year 21% of all results were at the highest A* grade, with 51% receiving A*- A grades. In total 81% of all results were A*- B grades and 82% of students who studied for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gained A*- A grades.
Two leavers will be taking up places at Cambridge, where Laura Bleehan will read Medicine and Kirsten O'Brien is set to read Chemical Engineering. Headed to Oxford are Hannah Williams who will read Law and Julia Manstead, who has a place to read German, and Reem Ahmed, who will be studying Classics.
Howell's College student Will Buckingham, has turned down a place to read Law at Oriel College, Oxford and will be heading to Stanford University, California, after gaining a stunning four A*s in French, History, Mathematics and Further Mathematics and an A in English.
Howell's Principal, Sally Davis, said: "I am absolutely delighted for all our students that their dedication and hard work have paid off, yielding such a strong set of results. Everyone at Howell's feels very proud of them for their achievements and we look forward to seeing what they all do next."
The school is also immensely proud of alumna Hannah Mills who collects her Olympic Gold Medal later this afternoon having completed her final sailing race in Rio. Hannah will be guest speaker at the school's prize giving event in September where she will no doubt inspire the students with her stories and experiences from the Games.