PUBLISHED: 09:43 23 August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:53 20 February 2013

Ashley White celebrates with her parents.

Ashley White celebrates with her parents.

Westonbirt School is celebrating following the announcement of this year's outstanding A Level results, which included: <br/><br/>"¢ 42% A* and A grades<br/><br/>"¢ 87% A* to C grades<br/><br/>"¢ 20% of girls achieving 3 or more A grades

Westonbirt School is celebrating following the announcement of this years outstanding A Level results, which included:

  • 42% A* and A grades

  • 87% A* to C grades

  • 20% of girls achieving 3 or more A grades

Local girls were among the top achievers, including former Head Girl Ashley White of Old Sodbury, Bristol who achieved an outstanding 4 A*s in Chemistry, History, Maths and Further Maths to secure her place to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at St Johns College, Oxford. Emily Clare of Tetbury, Gloucestershire gained 3 As to read Geography at Birmingham University, Katharine Curry of Norton, near Malmesbury was awarded A*, A and a B and goes on to read Biology at Exeter University and Anna Phillips of Nailsworth, Gloucestershire gained 2 As and a B and goes on to read Sport and Exercise at Oxford Brookes.

Superb results were also achieved by Yvonne Chen who was awarded 3 As and an A* to read Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London, Rebekah Heaney gained 3 As to read English Literature at Exeter, Angela Yeung 2 As and a B to read Law at Warwick University and Michelle Mok, who was awarded 4 A grades and an A* and will be reading Physics following a gap year.

The results were impressive across all subjects, including the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, with 100% A*-B grades in English Literature, 75% A*-B in Maths (with 80% in Further Maths) and 80% A*-B in Chemistry. 100% A*-B grades were also achieved in Economics and Latin.

Headmistress, Mrs Mary Henderson, was delighted with the results:

This has been an outstanding year group of girls and they have made very good progress in every area, particularly during their Sixth Form years. I am delighted to see that they have fulfilled their potential with such high grades in a wide range of subjects. This proves yet again the academic strength of single sex girls schools, where the results are strong across the board, in Mathematics and the Sciences as well as in the Arts.

Parents too were thrilled with their daughters achievements:
We are delighted with Ashleys results and will be eternally grateful to Westonbirt School. Mrs Henderson gave Ashley the opportunity to come here and the staff really helped her to achieve the results she needed to go to Oxford. The school provides a wonderful learning environment and she has enjoyed being here immensely. Mr White.

Rebekah has been here seven years and Westonbirt has been key to her success. The school helped to support her education financially and they achieve the right balance between pushing the girls to reach their full potential and helping them to grow as individuals. Rebekah has been very happy here and we are delighted with her results.
Reverend & Mrs Heaney.

Katharine worked very hard to achieve excellent results in both her GCSEs and A Levels and the ethos at Westonbirt School gave her the determination to do this. She has done extremely well here and the school has given her the confidence to do her very best. We could not be happier. Mrs Curry.

Westonbirt School
Tel: 01666 880333


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