13 August 2020
Today girls from The Mount School York are celebrating outstanding A Level results. The Mount Principal, Adrienne Richmond, congratulated the girls on their excellent results and all the hard work they completed amidst recent challenging times and the cancellation of public examinations.
“I am tremendously proud of the Year 13 girls. They have worked extremely hard over their two year A Level courses. Despite the unusual circumstances of the last few months and the cancellation of exams, in true Mount style the girls always remained upbeat and motivated. Throughout lockdown our dedicated staff provided girls with online lessons completing the course syllabuses. Girls then undertook extended study sessions designed to develop their study skills for university and beyond. The excellent results received today are extremely well deserved. I congratulate all the girls and wish them every success for their future,” said Ms Richmond.
The majority of girls will be taking up their places at University in a wide range destinations and courses including Business, English, Fashion Design, Geography, Psychology and Veterinary Science.
Hannah Walton-Hughes was delighted to receive her results achieving straight A* grades. Hannah, who joined The Mount in Year 7 commented, “Today has been a really lovely reward because I couldn’t have asked for better results. It’s really nice to know my work paid off! I couldn’t have done this without The Mount and all the opportunities and support I’ve been given.” Hannah is taking a gap year before going on to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham. Hannah’s love of creative writing recently saw her interviewed on BBC Radio York talking about the creative projects she has completed recreating traditional fairytales with a modern-day lockdown flavour.
Alicia Lake who joined The Mount at the age of three, has always been creative and, from a young age, her desire has been to become a fashion designer. Alicia’s love of art and design has been nurtured as she progressed through the School and has seen her win many design competitions. Today she celebrates achieving an A* in her art A Level and an A in Art and Design (plus an A in Classics). Alicia is especially happy as she is one step closer to her goal after earning a much-coveted place to study Fashion Design at Ravensbourne University in London. Alicia said, “I’m really happy about my results, it’s a relief after everything that has happened with lockdown. Whenever I needed help, my teachers were always supportive.”
Sophie Lofthouse also celebrates achieving straight As, securing a place to study Veterinary medicine at Nottingham University. “I love Biology, so Maths and Chemistry were the ones I was worried about. It’s like a dream come true! Veterinary Medicine is what I have wanted to do since I was seven, and now at last it feels like it’s tangible,” said Sophie.
Head of Sixth Form, Michael Spiers summed up the day, “A socially distanced results day was a little unusual. However, it was wonderful to see the girls again and share their much-deserved success. I am proud of each girl and the commitment they have shown to not just their studies but school life. Throughout their time in the Sixth Form, the whole cohort have been brilliant role models to younger girls. For some girls, today marks the end of 15 years at the School. Although the last few months has brought a lot of uncertainty, they have shown resilience, integrity and tenacity throughout, skills that will serve them well in life. I wish them all the very best for their futures.”
Main image provided courtesy of Press Association / Danny Lawson PA.