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Another year of outstanding A-level results at Sutton High School

15 August 2019

Girls at Sutton High School GDST are again celebrating a fantastic set of A-level results, with the proportion of A*-B grades well above 75% for the third year running.

Year 13

In Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Economics, French, Geography, History, Politics, Psychology and Religious Studies, all students were awarded exclusively A*-B grades.

The results mean that girls will be taking up places on prestigious higher education courses all around the country.

Academic Scholars Sophie Shorthose and Isla Buchanan will be studying Geography at the University of Oxford and Biochemistry at the University of Surrey respectively. Masha Mohamed Liyas is taking up her offer to read Medicine at the University of Nottingham.

(Picture: Sophie Shorthose, who has secured a place at the University of Oxford, with her form tutor Ms Fillingham)Sophie and Ms Fillingham

Across the board, girls have chosen a diverse range of courses that reflect their talents and passions. Amelia Craik and Olivia Gosling have both successfully gained places on the Languages, Cultures and History degree at the University of Leeds, while Lottie Green will be reading History at the University of Manchester.

School Sports Captain, Georgia Duthie, is going on to study Psychology at Loughborough University, joining Lucy Walmsley, who will be taking Geography and Sports Science. Both girls will be continuing their sporting development at Loughborough, with Georgia having won bronze in pole vault at the Surrey County Championships in May, and Lucy already a world champion cheerleader with Team England.

(Picture: Georgia Duthie and Lucy Walmsley, who will be studying Psychology and Geography while continuing their sporting development)Georgia and LucyTwins Elizabeth and Megan O’Shea will be reading Zoology at the University of Reading and Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia respectively. Whilst at Sutton High, the girls have been trailblazing science communicators with their award-winning Science Rocks project, holding events and creating videos to inspire young people to get into STEM.

Amongst other girls going on to study STEM subjects, Brinthaa Manoharan has gained a place at University College London for Pharmacy and Rana Faris will be taking Physiotherapy at King’s College London.

(Picture: Masha Mohamed Liyas with her Biology teacher, Mrs Jenkins. Masha will be studying Medicine at the University of Nottingham)Masha with Mrs JenkinsMrs Katharine Crouch, Headmistress, commented:

“I am very proud of all our staff and students today. We produce excellent results year after year, but the aim is always to ensure that each individual girl can realise her goals.

“Our students are exceptionally well-prepared for the next step in their academic journey, not least through our award-winning careers service, which offers one-to-one UCAS support from application to acceptance.

“We also run a highly successful Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) programme, which gives girls the intellectual freedom to choose their own topic and enables them to experience university-style research for themselves. This year, 65% of our EPQ grades were A*-A.

“I wish all our girls the very best for the bright futures they have ahead of them. We hope they will come back to visit and share their achievements with us.”

(Olivia Gosling and Amelia Craik with their History teacher, Mrs James. The girls will both be studying Languages, Cultures and History at the University of Leeds)Amelia and Olivia with Mrs James