lead the way with record breaking A level results at St Swithun’s School
a third (37%) of girls in Year 13 at St Swithun’s School, Winchester took A
level mathematics this year, with a record breaking 92% of entries being graded
A* or A. Not to be outdone, physics, Latin, Greek, music and history of art all
had an impressive 100% of candidates achieving all A* and A grades. 25% of the upper sixth took the demanding
Extended Project Qualification, which is highly regarded by universities, with
over 80% achieving an A*/A grade.
74% of entries were awarded A level grades of A* or A (compared to a national
average of 26%) and 26% of entries were awarded an A* grade (against a national
average of 8.2%).
an individual basis, Lottie Mitchell achieved an outstanding 5A*s and now goes
on to take up a choral scholarship and study medicine at Exeter College, Oxford.
6 girls were awarded three A*s or better and over half of the upper sixth (54%)
awarded three A grades or better.
girls are now looking forward to university where courses such as medicine,
veterinary medicine, law, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, computing,
architecture, engineering, physics, geography, geology and geophysics, linguistics,
classics, politics and philosophy will be followed at a range of different
institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, Edinburgh, Durham, St
Andrews, LSE and Warwick.
Gandee, headmistress of St Swithun's, said “We are delighted with these
results, particularly in the light of a national fall in A level results.
Whilst St Swithun’s is an unashamedly academic school, this is not to the
exclusion of all else and I applaud our A level students for the amount that
they have contributed to school life outside the classroom. Character
development is at the heart of the education that we provide and it is through the
many opportunities that the school offers away from academic study that girls
develop courage, compassion,
commitment and initiative, along with a moral compass and a sense of humour.