16 August 2018
It was celebration time at Headington School as girls picked up another fantastic set of A Level results. An impressive 54.1 per cent of all entries were rated at A* or A, and 77.7 per cent were graded at B or higher. Girls collected a total of 192 A* and A grades between them, sitting a total of 355 A Levels
It was a particularly special results day for our outgoing Director of Art Martin Taylor and his Art teacher wife Morag Taylor. An incredible 94.1 per cent of those taking Art achieved A* or A, 52.9 per cent getting the top grade. In addition to this, our two Fashion Textiles students both achieved the highest grade and four former Art students have secured their places on highly-competitive Architecture degree courses.
In our Year of STEM, we were delighted to see roughly a third of the year group moving on from Headington to study STEM related subjects. They included Annelise, off to study Chemistry at Imperial College London after achieving two A*s, an A and an A at AS Level – which she managed while competing at an international level in Rowing, recently coxing the boat at the Coupe de la Jeunesse. Melissa is off to London School of Economics to study Geography and Economics after securing three A*s, an A and an A* in her Extended Project Qualification, Anna will take on Psychological and Behavioural Sciences at Cambridge after recording three A*s and an A, while Abbey Ormrod is headed to Leeds to study Biochemistry after achieving straight A*s in her three subjects.
Abbey, who combined her love for Art with Biology and Chemistry and scored the highest grades for all three, said: “I always loved Art and I chose the other two because I really liked them all – I know they don’t obviously go together but they are all actually really creative subjects. I am really happy with my results.”
Rower Hannah Hornby is off to study Medicine at Nottingham after securing three As. She said: “I am mostly relieved and excited. Both my parents are doctors so I am following in the family footsteps.”
Phoebe Campbell achieved 3 A*s and an A, securing her place at Cambridge to study Classics. She was congratulated by her Chemistry teacher mum, Sallie Campbell, who gave Phoebe some of her first Chemistry classes when she joined the School in Year 9. Phoebe said: “I am very relieved, I am very thankful all that hard work paid off. All the support Headington has given me has been really helpful, I’ve had one on one lessons which has been great.”
Today’s results add to this year’s excellent set of IB results published in July, which saw one girl, Skye Page-Croft, achieving a perfect score and an average points score for the School of 38.5 out of 45.
Headmistress Caroline Jordan said: “While it has been all change in terms of the overhauled syllabus and structure, what hasn’t changed has been the hard work put in by our girls and staff to achieve these amazing results. As always the headline results pale in comparison to significant individual achievements and all our girls are to be congratulated on today’s results – well done to them all!”