17 August 2023
Students, parents and staff from Wakefield Girls’ High School, one of the North’s top 10 independent schools, are celebrating today, following exceptional achievements on A Level Results Day 2023.
75% of students at the girls-only school, part of the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation, achieved A* – B at A Level. One third of the cohort celebrates results with at least 3 A*-A grades and more than half of all grades at A*/A.
Students have aimed high and have secured to read a variety of disciplines at first-choice university places at Cambridge, Edinburgh, York, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Birmingham, Loughborough, Glasgow, University College London and Melbourne (Australia) amongst other excellent universities and apprenticeship routes with Dyson / BAE and Rolls Royce. 66% of students applying for university places secured places at their first choice universities.
Accomplished Year 13’s include Betty Chamberlain, Rucha Korda, Hannah Sutton, Caitlin Bruce, Leah Davis, Adrianna Green, Antonia Madden, Charlotte McKinlay, Fope Olusola, Yasmin Kumar, Ella Barnes, Nasreen Bello-Inua, Sophie Burell, Lucy Hamblett, Mathusa Logeswaran, Lizzie McKenzie, Toni Rogers, Saba Asif, Manya Dhingra Esther Raw, Lucinda Smith, Shara Vijay Kumar and Harriet Whitehead.
Head of Wakefield Girls’ Heidi-Jayne Boyes, said:
‘We are incredibly proud of our Year 13 students. As well as the brilliant results they have received today, I know our students are ready to move on from Wakefield Girls’ and continue their journey with an abundance of personal and professional skills that are sure to set them up for exceptional futures. We are celebrating many successes, including our students’ determination, humility, and grit which will ensure they continue to achieve the highest possible standards in all that they do. I wish each of them well in their endeavours.
As seen in the Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide, the A Level results for Wakefield Girls’ have consistently been amongst the top independent schools in the North. We are delighted to not only maintain but improve our performance against the 2019 benchmark exceeding our highest performance since the move to linear A levels.
We are delighted to be able to celebrate such a fantastic set of results for 2023 at Wakefield Girls’ and share in our students’ success.’