16 August 2018
At St Helen’s School academic successes go hand in hand with being a compassionate global citizen. In yet another outstanding year of A level success for St Helen’s students (80% A*- B and 19% A*) we are delighted in particular that Beth our Head Girl, who, along with her Prefect Team has provided exemplary student leadership with confidence and assurance and a dynamic role model is realising her dream to study Medicine at Cambridge, having achieved A* grades in A Level Biology and Chemistry, an A in Maths and an A in AS Politics. Giving to the community and wanting to have a positive impact on the world are two of her defining characteristics and she leaves behind a legacy of the value of charity involvement. Her work, alongside many other Sixth Formers, with the charity Phab, which inspires and supports children, young people and adults of all abilities to make more of life together, has been outstanding. Her commitment to changing young people’s lives through working to make the world a more equal and welcoming place for every single person, regardless of their abilities or needs has been inspiring. As Beth says, “St Helens is not an exam factory, it is a good person factory.”
Emma who has been similarly committed to the charity Phab and consistently demonstrated a passion for helping others also achieved very highly, with A* grades in A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths as well as an A in AS Physics. Emma will take up a place to read Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham.
Kavisha’s outward looking approach and desire to embrace the world have been epitomised by her experiences on the Yale Young Global Scholars Programme which she brought to bear on her academic studies, enabling her to achieve A*grades in Economics and English Literature, an A in Maths and an A in AS Religious Studies. She will go on to study Government and Politics at LSE.
Compassionate global citizenship also encompasses concern for the environment and sustainability and we were also delighted that Celia who has led the School’s Eco Club, achieving and maintaining Green Flag status and been instrumental in raising awareness and implementing sustainability initiatives around school also achieved highly, with an A* grade in Art, B grades in Biology and Maths and a B grade in AS Chemistry. Celia will go on to study Conservation, Biology and Ecology.
Dr Mary Short, Headmistress of St Helen’s, commented: “I am incredibly proud of the girls’ A level achievements in this transition year. The outstanding results in a broad range of subjects showcase the diversity and breadth of a St Helen’s education. It is fantastic that students from St Helen’s are continuing to achieve outstanding academic success and combine this with a broad range of co-curricular interests and disciplines which give them the confidence and vision to make their mark on the world. Our girls have a profound and shared sense of purpose to improve the world in which they live and to bring people together. They are bright, intelligent, thoughtful, sincere and lively and enriched the school throughout their time here. Their academic achievements are testament to their sustained, hard work and commitment as well as to the exceptional teaching, support and facilities which we are able to provide at St Helen’s. I have no doubt they will continue to shape the lives they touch and the communities and professions they serve. The world is waiting and we wish them all well.”