A Level success – modern foreign language success for GSA girls
Girls at UK independent girls’ schools have experienced considerable success in modern foreign languages, despite concerns about the drop in language studies nationwide.
Among the success stories are Bromley High School where girls achieved 100% A*/A grades in French, Japanese and German.
At Putney High School, whose innovative carousel system enables girls to try out German, Spanish, French, Mandarin – and Latin – before deciding on their exam subjects, Alexandra Willems is the first student to achieve an A Level in Mandarin. Alexandra is also the recipient of one of Putney High’s academic travel scholarships for language students.
Meanwhile two students from Oxford High School will be the first from the school to study Chinese at SOAS and Manchester, following the introduction of Mandarin for Year 7 girls some years ago.
And, at Burgess High School for Girls, Ellie Warner is celebrating the fact that she’s now off to Clare College Cambridge to read Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Ellie recently returned from Bejiing where she secured the UK’s first ever Gold Medal at the International Linguistics Olympiad.