10th August 2021 — Alongside their peers across the country, the St George’s Upper Sixth girls have endured considerable disruption to their two year course of A Level study due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Amid enduring uncertainty and extended periods of remote schooling, the girls approached independent study and assessment with maturity, enthusiasm, and commitment throughout.
They should be exceptionally proud of their hard work throughout the course of the Sixth Form and the results that they are receiving today. Using internally and externally quality assured evidence from a number of assessments, 90% of A Level grades were awarded at A*-B, with 42% at the highest grade of A*. In addition, the cohort completed impressive Extended Project Qualifications with 47% awarded A* and 42% A grades.
As they look ahead to their futures beyond St George’s, amid the widely acknowledged fierce competition this year for university places, we are delighted to celebrate an exceptionally strong year for university entrance at St George’s with 94% of leavers securing a place at their first choice university in a wide range of specialisms reflecting their individual interests and talents.
Places have been secured on degree courses including Psychology, Geography, Medical Sciences, International Relations, Exercise, and Sports Science, Fashion Marketing, Fine Art, History, Filmmaking, and Marketing and Management, with the most popular destinations for the 2021 leavers being the Russell Group universities of Durham University (21% of leavers), the University Of Exeter (15%), the University of Edinburgh (12%) and the University of Leeds (12%).
Head, Liz Hewer, adds “There is no doubt that this group of students have worked exceptionally hard and have benefitted individually and collectively by the tireless efforts and unwavering support of their teachers, pastoral, boarding, and support staff. It was with enormous pride that, as a School community, we were able to celebrate this year group’s considerable successes, notable personal qualities, and years of friendship at St George’s, with the Upper Sixth leavers and their parents in person, in July”.