16 August 2018
The Mount School York celebrates A-Level and University success in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Arts related subjects.
71% of girls applying to University have secured places in STEM related courses including Sarah Granville, who will be taking up her unconditional offer from Birmingham University to study Mechanical Engineering. Additional STEM course places accepted by Mount girls include, Dentistry, Medicine, Biomedical Science, Accounting & Finance, Product Design Engineering and Psychology.
58% of grades in STEM related subjects were A*-B, 54% of Maths and Further Maths grades at A-A*, whilst 37% of all A-Level grades were A and above.
Today’s results reflect the school’s reputation of securing places at top universities to study traditional STEM subjects but also the year on year success in the arts and creative subjects. By incorporating arts into STEM studies, the school encourages pupils to put creativity into the heart of innovation. 100% of Art and Design pupils achieved A-A* grades. Charlotte Foster Lill who achieved an A grade in her Art A-Level will go on to study an Art Foundation course at Harrogate College and Alex Gong who also achieved an A in her Art has accepted a place at the prestigious Art College, Central St Martins.
Students have secured places across a breadth of Russell Group Universities, including the London School of Economics, Newcastle, Sheffield and Manchester. Girls are reading a range of modern and traditional subjects, which include Law, Geography, Business Studies, Primary Education and Economics.
Adrienne Richmond, Principal, said, “Once again our girls have done extremely well and I am delighted they have secured places at a range of top Universities. This is all credit to their hard work and the dedication of our specialist teaching staff. Today’s results, particularly in the STEM subjects is a hallmark of an all-girls’ education. Girls do better, academically, in an all-girls environment for a number of reasons: our teaching is geared to girls’ learning styles, career aspirations are not limited, girls are more confident about making decisions and learning from their mistakes and there are fewer distractions leaving them free to pursue academic excellence. The Mount offers a bespoke tailored education supporting the development of each girl as an individual. I know the girls have worked extremely hard and I am very proud of their successes.”