King’s High School’s Stellar Girls

A Level candidates, their parents and staff celebrated at King’s High School this morning, as they recognised the stellar individual achievements which will take the girls to the universities of their choice. Amongst the accolades the girls have achieved is the highest A* – B result, at 75.9%, of any girls’ school in Warwickshire.

As ever, with the top grades, the girls, as a year group, have significantly exceeded nationally benchmarked expectations. This shows, once again, that the quality of teaching at King’s High significantly enhances the educational outcomes for the girls. Four A*s, the highest possible grades, were achieved by Emma Loveridge, the Women’s World 29er Sailing Champion. Emma, who will read Chemistry at Durham University, was also voted the Youth Sailor of the Year during her A Level studies.

Once again, all of King’s Oxbridge candidates secured their offers and will be taking up their places to read subjects ranging from Law at Cambridge (Celia Keay) and History at Oxford (Madeleine Briggs) to Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge (Emily Beevers and Kate Hammond) and Linguistics at Cambridge (Lauren Fletcher). Emily Beevers led the five girls, who each attained all A*s and As, by having achieved a full complement of three A*s.

King’s seven medics, vets and dentists have all secured their places, as a quarter of the girls earned all A* and A grades.


A* to A grades were attained on 44.1 % of papers with 60% of girls having received at least one A* or A grade. A* to C grades were awarded to 90.31% of all papers.

Straight A* and A grades were earned by the three Heads of School: Head Girl Kate Duxbury, who with two A*s and one A will go onto to Bristol University to read History; Deputy Head Girl Madeleine Briggs, who achieved the A* and two As she needed to ensure her place to read History at Oxford and Senior Prefect Sally Rankin, who attained the A* and two As that will take her to Bristol to read Medicine.

Also notable are Martha Allen-Smith, Alice Chandler and Harriet Green who each received two A*s and one A.

Straight A* to A candidates also included: Grace Bottomley, Charlotte Hampton, Rebecca Tunstall, Alexandra Twemlow and Laura Woodhouse. Half of the girls’ Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) papers received A* to A grades. The EPQ allows each student the opportunity to pursue a self-directed project. Curiosity and creativity are encouraged as the girls choose a topic, plan, research and develop their ideas.

Head Master, Richard Nicholson, commented, “Our congratulations to our girls whose results reflect the level of their hard work and dedication. Year on year, our girls’ results ensure their places to study the courses of their choice at some of the finest universities, both here and abroad. Our girls not only achieve the impressive academic results required, they flourish in their pursuit of their personal goals over a wide range of disciplines, both curricular and extracurricular. We are very proud of them.”

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