16 August 2018
Nothing could dampen our spirits this morning as we awoke to a wave of wonderful news.
Every member of staff has been brimming with excitement this morning as we welcomed our class of 2018 back across the threshold to unveil their incredible results, which are true testimony to the hard work, ambition and commitment of the Sixth Form girls and staff alike.
The breadth of A*s and As is spread wide across all departments with equally excellent grades in the Arts, Sciences and Humanities. Chemistry, Geography, Art and Textiles performed particularly well.
Amongst the girls celebrating their creative talents are: Anja Cox Cunningham with 3A*s in Geography, Art and Textiles who will commence an Art Foundation course at Manchester University. Flora Hickman who has also achieved A* in Art along with an A in both English and History which sees her ably on her way to St Andrews to study History and finally Erin Saunders whose A* in Art, A* in Textiles and A in English guarantee her Graphic Design place at Leeds University.
There is also a distinct strength in the Sciences this year: Holly Giles has achieved an A* in Biology, A*in Chemistry and an A in Maths with that her long-held desire to pursue a medical path by studying Biomedical Science at Cardiff. Other students eager to experiment with a scientific career are Maya Tanfield who mastered an A in Maths, A*in Chemistry and A in Biology and will be heading to Imperial College in London to study Biological Sciences and Beate Wehrmeyer whose 3 As in Biology, Chemistry and Psychology will secure her place at Bath University to read Biomedical Science with an Industry placement. Also aiming to study Biomedical Sciences but demonstrating a perfect balance between her scientific and creative prowess is Kari Webb who secured A* in Textiles, A* Biology and A in Chemistry and will be heading to Exeter.
Not to be outdone, but unable to collect her results in person is Daisy Phillips, the first graduate of the Prior’s Field Tennis Academy who received an unconditional scholarship from IOWA university and her A* and 2As in PE, Biology and Geography illustrate that she is both a knockout success on and off the court. She has started her US studies already.
Head, Mrs Tracy Kirnig commented “We pride ourselves on playing to our girls’ strengths and it is wonderful to see that by allowing them to choose the mix of A Levels that they want to pursue, we help them achieve beyond expectations. The reformed A Level criteria has not presented any barrier for us and I am delighted that these results resoundingly confirm that Prior’s Field has a proven formula for success.