pic - Holly (right) is a passionate linguist

Languages: girls do well at A Level

There’s plenty of evidence in this year’s A Level results to demonstrate that GSA girls continue to choose and perform well in languages.

Holly Dempster-Edwards (Moreton Hall) achieved 3 A* grades in Spanish, French and Latin and will now take up her place at St Hilda’s College, Oxford to read French and Spanish.

Holly (pictured above right with fellow student Ishika Roy-Chowdbury) is a passionate linguist and has mastered five foreign languages – French, Spanish, Chinese, Latin and Ancient Greek – from scratch. She comments:
“How many schools would enable you to study five languages simultaneously? Our teachers go above and beyond the norm to be there for us and to give us their time. It is such a relief to get my results and I am very excited to be going to Oxford in October.”

At Burgess Hill for Girls 2 A* grades in mathematics and French and an A grade in English literature has secured deputy head girl, Harriet Jenner, a place to read French at St. Hilda’s College Oxford. Harriet also gained an A* in an Extended Project Qualification which focused on the work of late 19th century French writer, Guy de Maupassant’s Boule de Suif.

Meanwhile, at Gateways School students did particularly well in modern foreign languages with 100% of MFL students securing at least an A grade. And MFL candidates at Heathfield School achieved an impressive clean sweep of A*-A grades in Spanish, German and Russian

Lucy Walters attends Notre Dame School where 43% of A level grades were A*-A. She is going to read Spanish and Geography at Newcastle after achieving three Bs in her A Levels. Mrs Walters, Lucy’s mother, said:
“She would never have reached her full potential if it were not for the school”.


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