Outstanding A level results

Average of 3 A grades at A level

Sydenham High School had a great set of results this year, with 72% of students gaining A*/B  and A*/A grades accounting for 48% of the total results.  With an average result of three As at A level (365 UCAS points), this was a tremendous achievement.

This year it was possible for girls to find out if they had their university place online but most have come into school, so it has been a happy morning with smiles all round as girls celebrate results and university offers with their teachers and each other.Â

In addition to their three or four A levels, nearly a quarter of the cohort also completed an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ); these have proved to a be a resounding success  with 71% gaining A*/A grades.   EPQs allow students to pursue independent areas of study supervised in a similar way to a university dissertation or thesis.  They are great preparation for academic life at university and the school has become a centre of excellence for EPQs within the 25 schools of the Girls’ Day School Trust.

Kathryn Pullen, headteacher, said ‘we are delighted with the girls’ academic success, they really deserve these results alongside all their other achievements in and around the school.  They represent the best of Sydenham High; well-educated, well-rounded students who have the mindset to make a success of the individual paths they are choosing to follow’.

Matilda Dunn- Zoology, University of Exeter; Scarlett Holmes – Spanish, University of Bristol; Ellen O’Connell, Chinese, University of Oxford.