Excellent A-level results at Redland High School as girls succeed in diverse range of subjects

August 26 2016

Redland High School for Girls in Bristol has once again had an outstanding set of A Level results with a 100% pass rate, nearly half of which were the top A/A* grade. In Physics and German every student was awarded an A*, with A*/A grades also sweeping the board in Spanish, Music and Art. At AS Level, 37% received the top mark, with 57% getting B or above.

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Redland High School for Girls in Bristol has once again had an outstanding set of A Level results with a 100% pass rate, nearly half of which were the top A/A* grade. In Physics and German every student was awarded an A*, with A*/A grades also sweeping the board in Spanish, Music and Art. At AS Level, 37% received the top mark, with 57% getting B or above. 

Not only were the grades outstanding, but the University places on offer are too. Overall 90% of pupils were offered places at their first choice University, four of whom are going to Oxford% and 40% to Russell Group Universities.

 The broad range of subjects that Redland High students have achieved top grades in demonstrates the flexible and independent thinking that is so characteristic of the School. Of those accepted into Oxford, the study matter is hugely varied. Francesca Millar, who received four A* grades, will be sitting Music, Olivia Gaitonde who also got straight A*s is studying Earth Sciences and Lucy Mercer, who got two A*s and three A grades will be taking History. Remarkably, the first time that a Redland High student went on to study at Oxford was 124 years ago in 1892, a time when very few women went on to higher education. Like Lucy, Mary Agnes Wilson also chose to study History gaining a Class II Honours Certificate from St Hugh’s College. 

The School’s fourth Oxford Candidate is Zoe Jinadu, who was awarded three A*s, two As and a C grade. She has been accepted to read Chinese.  Zoe, who studied at a state school before joining Redland High Sixth Form, has explored her interests in a number of subjects. She took A Levels in Chemistry, Mathematics and English Literature as well as AS Levels in Creative Writing and Music and an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on of the impact that the Cultural Revolution in China had upon women. She believes the transfer to Redland High really helped her to achieve her goal of studying at Oxford. 

Zoe says, “I’m just so happy. I never would have been able to do this without the community here at Redland High. I wouldn’t have thought that it was achievable but Redland High made me believe it was.”

Other EPQ projects, for which all students received A* to B grades, covered a vast array of subjects from examining the significance of scientific research into Alzheimer’s to looking at the impact of Government cuts on the pro-bono work of lawyers. 

Headmistress Miss Stephanie Ferro says, “I am most proud of the fact that these young women have not only excelled at their A Levels, but at being a part of a supportive community, encouraging one another to achieve their dreams. They truly embody the Redland High spirit and I feel confident and heartened in the knowledge that these women are the future.”