An impressively large number of girls, 28% of the year group, were awarded a straight run of A and A*grades. The girls who achieved this remarkable statistic are too numerous to name individually, however, special mention should be made of Praveena Senthilkumar and Riana Patel who are both celebrating near perfect results, nine A* and 1 A grade.
New Headmistress, Emma Pattison, said, “I would like to congratulate all of our girls for the stunning effort and determination which has gone into achieving these results and also to recognise the support of their parents and the dedication of the teaching staff here at Croydon High. It is a privilege to be joining a school where the parents, staff and girls all work so hard to ensure the girls triumph on results’ day.”
Assistant Head in charge of the curriculum, Mark Pickering, commented, “We are thrilled to report that as a year group and individually, our girls have achieved results that exceed expectations, and this is down to a great deal of hard work by the girls as well as the high quality teaching and individual support available to them.”
Many of these girls came through the Junior school, some joining the Nursery aged just 3. This has given them a strong academic foundation and there is a particularly close sense of community between all the Year 11 girls and their teachers at the school. It is particularly proud of its strong academic results because they follow a year of excellence in other spheres of school life.
Emma James, for example, gained a fantastic 6 A* and 4 A grades. This achievement is all the more impressive given that this year, Emma has also played cello in the school orchestra, sung in the choir and spent a week this summer at the Edinburgh Fringe performing in the school’s production of Jason and the Argonauts. As Corporal James, Emma is also a high flier in the local 66 Selsdon Air Cadets and plays rugby for Warlingham Ladies’ Under 18s. Having started in our Nursery, Emma now joins the Sixth Form to study Drama, English Language and Literature, German and History; she is a fine example of the all-round participation and excellence that Croydon High inspires.
Carys Marsden also joins our Sixth Form having gained 6 A* and 4 A grades.Her artwork was one of the highlights of the Summer Exhibition and she is also a very talented athlete, so it is not surprising she gained A* in both PE and Art. Having competed this year in discus, hammer and javelin, she will be representing Blackheath and Bromley at the athletics UK Youth Development League National Final at the end of August. Carys has also been selected to go to Spain for the European Junior Inter-clubs Championship later in the year; a fantastic achievement in itself.
Kassia Mahadeva can be extremely proud of her clean sweep of 6 A* and 4 A grades which suggest that as she moves into Lower Sixth, she will follow in the footsteps of her sister, Shakira, with whom she is celebrating; Shakira is one of the A level girls who last week gained straight A* grades, meaning she has secured her place at Oxford to read Biochemistry.
Congratulations to all girls in the Croydon High GCSE Class of 2016 who have achieved and surpassed their grades.