Girls Just Wanna Be… Mechanical Engineers, Mathematicians & Vets
Girls at Girls’ Schools Association schools are choosing to be mechanical engineers, mathematicians, vets and follow other science-based careers, thanks to today’s A Level successes.
Engineering Their Own Future
Imogen Richards (St Helen & St Katharine) has excelled, with three A* grades and one A grade, and will now pursue her dream of studying Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Caroline Rosenzweig (The Mount, York) has accepted an unconditional offer to study Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, after scored 100% on one of her Physics papers. Caroline was also Head Girl and founded the school’s Robotics Club. Her fellow student Kelly Yiu has accepted a place to study Civil Engineering at Imperial College. In June, both Caroline and Kelly joined the school’s trip to CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, in Geneva. All A Level candidates at The Mount, York achieved an A* grade in Physics.
Maths Degree Here I Come!
Julia Wons (Bruton School for Girls) was awarded three A*s in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will be studying Maths at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Double Veterinary Success
Rebecca Hopper and Phoebe Arkwright (Manchester High School for Girls) are both heading for veterinary careers. Rebecca secured A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, and has accepted a place to study Veterinary Medicine at Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge. Phoebe has three As in Biology, Chemistry and German, and has secured a much sought-after place on the University of Bristol’s Veterinary Science degree course.
More girls study and do well in STEM A Levels at GSA schools, compared to girls in all schools in England. This year, for example, 100% of Further Mathematics candidates at Heathfield School in Ascot were awarded A* grades. At Redland High School every A Level Physics student was awarded an A*. At Mayfield 75% of a large cohort achieved A*/A in Chemistry. At The Abbey School, this year’s most popular subject was Mathematics, and eight girls are going on to study Engineering courses.