High achieving girls celebrate A level success

For the second consecutive year Sydenham High School GDST has seen an increase in the number of students gaining top grades at A Level, along with its consistent 100 per cent pass rate.  This is bucking the trend nationally.

Seventy-eight per cent of Sydenham High girls achieved A*/B grades, versus 72 per cent in 2012, with over a third securing A*/A in their subjects.

There was also celebration for confirmed university places for the girls taking courses ranging from medicine, physiotherapy and environmental science to law, history, politics and psychology as well as a clutch of places on prestigious art foundation courses.

In addition to their A Levels, a high proportion of Sydenham High’s final year students take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and over half those taking this challenging course achieved A*/A grades.  The school is a centre of excellence within the Girls’ Day School Trust for teaching the EPQ, which allows students to pursue independent areas of study supervised in a similar way to a university dissertation or thesis.

The AS results also bode well for next year’s A Level candidates; over half our students secured at least 2 A grades.

Kathryn Pullen, Sydenham High’s Headteacher, said: “Our girls have once again achieved great results and we are very proud of them.  They have had the determination to succeed and will surely continue to further success in their chosen career paths.”