Putney High School Girls Celebrate A Level Results
100% pass rate and 91% achieved A or B Grades
Putney High School is celebrating today as girls collected their eagerly-awaited A Level results. 91 per cent of results were at A or B grade, with 60 per cent of all entries achieving A grade. Well over one third of girls secured three or more A grades. The pass rate was 100 per cent.
Putney High School has reported outstanding success in science, maths and other ‘traditional A level subjects' said to be disappearing from state schools.
Well over half of all girls took science, maths or further maths, with four out of five entries achieving an A grade. 15 girls are now planning to study science-based university courses, including medicine – making these more popular than any other course.
Of the 28 language A levels taken, 61 per cent were A grades. In Geography – another subject said to be out of favour according to research by the Conservatives – every candidate earned an A grade. Other subjects with 100 per cent A grade success included Further Maths and Latin.
Nine girls secured four A A-Level grades, and seven are now planning to study at Cambridge or Oxford, with another securing a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, in the United States. Other universities include London's Imperial College, Durham, Exeter, Bristol and Warwick.
Amongst those celebrating are the Head Girl team of Olivia Archibald, Brid Arnstein, Charlotte McCutcheon and Laura Shook, who all scooped straight A grades.
Headmistress, Dr Denise Lodge, said today: “These results are testament to the quality of teaching at Putney High School as well as to the tremendous commitment from the girls themselves who have worked extremely hard, as well as having great fun in our sixth form.”
August 21, 2009