Results aside, we are incredibly proud of our Wakefield Girls' 2020 for their exemplary determination and resilience in the most unsettling of academic years. We celebrate and support you. You will all go far, starting with your acceptances into an impressive and diverse range of universities and apprenticeships.
We welcome the change in government policy to teacher-assessed grades. We know each and all of our students well and are pleased to share that 53% of A-Level grades this year are awarded A*/ As with 77% of grades A* to B.
Our students had many choices to make with an average of 4.6 university offers out of a maximum of 5 each including Oxford and Russell Group universities, with a very pleasing number securing a place at their first choice destination.
Over a third of students will pursue a degree in STEM subjects, including medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. Business Management, Economics, Law or Finance related degrees have also been very popular this year with many students reading these courses at university. Many other students are going on to pursue degrees in Humanities and Psychology and will go on to the Arts including Art, Fashion, Music and Textiles.
Our accomplished Year 13’s include Romy Jackson who has been awarded a prestigious Degree Apprenticeship with Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies; Leah Crisp, who will make waves at University of Bath where she will study Economics and Maths while pursuing her goal of swimming in the next Olympics, training at the National Centre for Swimming at Bath; Charlene Dews who will be off to study Classics at Oxford, Rosalind Maddan who achieved 3 A*s and will study Maths at University of Warwick, Ruby Allen who achieved 4 A*/A grades and will fulfill her intention to study Engineering at Sheffield University and Sophia Walker who will go on to University of St Andrews to study Classics.
A special mention goes to 29 girls who achieved impressive multiple top grades - 3 or more A-Levels at grade A*/A grades overall: Abigail Ackroyd, Ruby Allen, Ellen Barraclough, Molly Boulton, Abbey Brooke, Erin Budge, Chloe Chandra, Rebecca Coe, Leah Crisp, Olivia Heywood, Lillie Jones, Thushiga Karunanithy, Rosalind Maddan, Phoebe Marsh-Muir, Lilly Mathieson, Tarynn McWilliam, Alex Middleton, Hannah Minifie, Megan Morris, Shaima Mughees, Ella Northern, Ella Riding, Katy Shearman, Alice Shelbourne, Izzy Taylor, Anshini Thakur, Mal Tulwin, Sangeeta Unnikrishnan, Sophia Walker.
While we celebrate results, education at Wakefield Girls' goes far beyond the examined syllabus, fostering a sense of scholarship with many diverse extracurricular opportunities.
Heidi-Jayne Boyes, Head of Wakefield Girls', wished Wakefield Girls 2020 the very best for their next steps in their careers.
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“Congratulations! You have accomplished so much, especially during challenging circumstances. I am delighted to see you rewarded for your hard work and effort over the last two years. You continue to be models of dedication, grit and perseverance and I know you will continue to shine as extraordinary young women who make a difference in our world. We are celebrating the results of our accomplished students today but this is just one part of the Wakefield Girls’ education. More important are the skills, compassion and perspective our students develop - the confidence, determination, courage and resilience they have which prepare them ready for life and work, wherever they may find themselves and whatever they choose to do.” Heidi-Jayne Boyes, Head of Wakefield Girls'