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A Level results: shocks and smiles at Camden School Girls

16 August, 2018

Rosie Harrison, Louka Cotta, Tom McCarthy, Miles Emryes and Gloria Coles with their results

 

There were queues of sixth-formers in the pouring rain outside the gates of a Camden Town school this morning (Thursday) waiting to rip open their A Level results.

Among the high achievers at Camden School for Girls Sixth Form were Maceo Joseph who gained 4 A*’s and has an offer from Warwick University to study Maths, and Martha Grayson who achieved two A*’s and two A’s and is heading off to the University of Edinburgh to study Maths. “I’ve always known I wanted to study Maths,” she said, “both my sisters did it too.”

 

Martha Grayson achieved A*A*AA and Maceo Joseph scooped 4 A*’s

 

This year, the most popular subject at the school was English Literature, with over 100 students studying it as one of their choices. Maths was a close second, and third most popular was History.

Gloria Coles achieved AAB grades in her A Levels. She said: “I’d like to teach English somewhere but I don’t know where. I don’t want to be a cliché and go to South East Asia and find myself.

I think there is this idea that you have to go straight to university, or go to university at all, but there are so many other things to do.”

The school achieved 78% A* – B grades with 17 students moving on to Oxford or Cambridge to study towards a degree. One student, Sarah Belabbes, is going to Bulgaria to study medicine.

 

Student Sarah Belabbes is jetting to Bulgaria to study for a degree in Medicine

 

Headteacher Ms Kitcatt said: “There was a lot of turbulence and worry because of the change in standards this year. Everyone realises that parents and teachers are aware, but what they don’t know is the students feel it too. They say they feel like guinea pigs.”

The school this year held support classes out of school hours and had extra sessions to support students through the exam changes this year.

Ms Kitcatt added: “I’d like to pay tribute to the teachers and parents who gave their help and support.”

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