A level results to celebrate

A level results day has brought excitement and jubilation to Sixth Formers at Sydenham High GDST who have been celebrating exam success and confirmed university places. 

Over 72% of Sydenham High students achieved A*/B grades.  Amongst the highest scoring students were 18 year olds Alex Terrieux-Taylor and Tallulah Boote Bond. Alex gained A*AAB and will read medicine at Exeter University whilst a place at the prestigious Guildhall Drama School awaits Tallulah after she scored A*AB and an A in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  Tallulah was enthusiastic about the support she has received at school: “Everything I have learnt from my life at Sydenham will benefit me hugely as I take up my place at Guildhall”.

Another beaming student was Hanaa Lakhdari, the recipient of a sought-after joint school and HSBC Global Education Scholarship. Hanaa joined Sydenham High two years ago and with her AAB grades goes on to study Pharmacy at UCL. Hanaa said “Sydenham High has given me a wonderful opportunity to get the grades I needed, without this Scholarship it might not have been possible”

All Sydenham High students secured places on a wide range of courses at top universities including Sheffield, UCL, East Anglia, Manchester, Exeter and Birmingham.

Kathryn Pullen, Sydenham High’s Headteacher, said: “A levels represent the academic pinnacle of a student’s school career and it’s especially heartening to see the hard work of our students paying off. We’re extremely proud of our girls’ results this year and know that they will go on to achieve great things at university and in their chosen careers.”