Durham High School for Girls has once again achieved an outstanding set of A Level results, with over a third of all examination entries being awarded the top grades of A*/A and two thirds of entries being awarded grades A*- B. Special congratulations go to the following girls who achieved all grades at A*/A: Tia Jobbins on achieving 3 A* grades and one A grade, Alice Hopper and Emily Morris on achieving 2 A* grades and one grade A and Molly Cronin on achieving 1 A* grade and 2 A grades. Equally impressive is the fact that every girl in the Sixth Form has achieved a place at a university of her choice.
One of the many benefits of a girls’ school is that no subject is deemed to be ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’. Science is a great strength at Durham High but likewise, and of equal popularity, are the Arts and Humanities. Head Girl, Emily Morris is going to Oxford University to read Medicine and also continuing with the Sciences are Deputy Head Girl, Tia Jobbins and Sports Captain, Alice Hopper, with Tia heading to Manchester University to read Physics with Theoretical Physics and Alice reading Chemistry at Liverpool University. Deputy Head Girls, Eleanor Butler and Jessica Stewart have both secured their first choice university places with Eleanor reading English Literature at Exeter University and Jessica, Law at the University of York. Molly Cronin, who recently starred as Dorothy in the school’s production of the ‘Wizard of Oz’ at Durham’s Gala Theatre, is fulfilling her ambition of following a career on the stage by taking up a place at the University of Greenwich to study Musical Theatre.
With the recently introduced changes to A Level specifications, now, in the majority of subjects the AS examination grade no longer counts towards the final A Level grade, hence there have been fewer AS level entries this year. Congratulations are in order for those who did sit AS examinations, as the results were excellent. In particular we would like to congratulate the following girls who all achieved the top grade (A grade) Charley Agar, Elle Birchall, Elinor Fowler, Lara Herriott, Lydia Kent, Heather Johnston, Olivia Rowe, Dharshini Sambamoorthi, Miriam Scully and Jennifer Tipple.
We are thrilled by this superb level of achievement. Each girl has worked consistently and with enthusiasm throughout her time in the Sixth Form and all the girls deserve their excellent grades. The teaching staff will be delighted by these results. With enthusiasm and skill, they have drawn the very best out of their students and, moreover, they have negotiated brilliantly all the obstacles placed in their way by the new examination specifications. Well done to all!
Mrs Lynne Renwick