Loughborough High School is an 11 to 18 school of approximately 600 day girls with a large Sixth Form numbering above 170. At the High School we aim to provide an excellent academic education in a caring atmosphere.
Loughborough High School has a total of 602 pupils, with 169 pupils in the Sixth Form.
Superb A Level Results from Loughborough High School
With 100% passes from 84 Year 13 students and over 45% of 343 the exams resulted in A*-A this year, the Head of LHS, Dr Fiona Miles said, "We are incredibly proud of all of our Upper Sixth students and their impressive results..."
With 100% passes from 84 Year 13 students and over 45% of 343 the exams resulted in A*-A this year, the Head of LHS, Dr Fiona Miles said, "We are incredibly proud of all of our Upper Sixth students and their impressive results, which are a tribute to their hard work, energy and care for each other as a year group. We thank everyone who has contributed to their many individual successes, especially their parents, teachers and all the support staff. Whether heading off to university, music college or a gap year, our students are leaving us as intellectually astute, well-rounded, confident young women who are ready to make their mark in the world. We look forward to welcoming them back as Loughburians before too long".
This year, Hannah Williams has served the school as an excellent Head Girl having grown up through the Foundation, she attended Fairfield from year 1 and then came to LHS. Alongside her leadership duties and support of her fellow students, she has studied hard and is now reaping the rewards. She will be going to Oxford in the Autumn to read medicine, having achieved A*, A*, A* in biology, chemistry and physics plus an A* in her EPQ. Aside from her commitment to her studies and role as Head Girl, Hannah has also been involved in a variety of other school activities including playing in the first eleven hockey team and taking part in many music ensembles, as is also a talented viola player.
Una Miralles has today received the news that she has achieved A*s in both maths and further maths, and an A in physics and will be going to Imperial College, London, to read Computing. Una will be combining her studies with music as has been offered a scholarship, meaning she will also have a tutor from the Royal College of Music. As an exceptional and dedicated musician, Una is a LCME diploma level percussionist and has also achieved grade 8 in singing and clarinet and throughout her time at LHS has been a part of many of the musical ensembles including the Symphony Orchestra, the Percussion Ensemble and the Clarinet Ensemble.
House Captain, Chota McDonnell has just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to discover her fantastic results of A*s in both drama and geography, plus an A in chemistry, ensuring her place at the University of Birmingham to study International Business with Communications. Chota has a deferred entry because this year she will be going to Malawi to work as a volunteer on a ranch and will also be working a ski season, before commencing university in Autumn 2020. During sixth form Chota has been a very active drama student, having performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and played the role of Jan in Grease.
Twins, GB badminton player Sian Kelly and footballer, Helen, came to LHS to enable them to combine their academic work with sporting excellence through the Elite Athlete programme at Loughborough College. While studying hard at LHS, they have also continued their training and additionally taken BTechs in sport through Distance Learning, plus have both qualified in sports massage! Helen gained an A in psychology and B in maths with D*D* in her BTech in sport from Loughborough College, she will now go on to study psychology at Loughborough University. She has had a busy year of football, having been selected to play for the English Independent Schools U18s against Scotland. Meanwhile, Sian, a GB badminton player, gained a B in economics and C in maths with a D* in in her BTech in sport. Sian has won various tournaments this year including the International Seniors in Iceland. She now has the tough decision whether to take up her place at the University of Nottingham to study Finance, Accounting and Management or take up the prestigious invitation to train full time at the National Badminton Centre in Milton Keynes.
Deputy Head Girl, Le Pu received an unconditional offer to study architecture at the University of Nottingham and gained AAB in art, psychology and English. Le has been an excellent deputy to Hannah and has involved herself in all aspects of student life at LHS. Alongside her studies she achieved grade 8 in piano and grade 6 in violin and has played in many of the musical ensembles such as the Symphony Orchestra and sang in Cantilena, so she hopes to continue her passion for music alongside studying for her degree.
Junior School Prefect, Meg Lee has been an exceptional and supportive student, always involved in school life and is an absolute delight to work alongside! A member of the hockey first team and a keen horse rider, she also has a passion for drama and works at the Faces Arts Theatre School. Her final starring role at LHS was in the infamous ‘Leavers’ Musical’ which she threw herself into wholeheartedly! Having studied A levels in biology and psychology and gained a distinction in food, she will be taking up her place at the University of Worcester to read Education Studies and Psychology.
Senior Charity Prefect, Katie Davis achieved A*, A, A in geography, economics and maths and will be taking up her place to read Economics at the University of Bristol. Hard working Katie has juggled her studies with her Saturday job in a coffee shop, her Duke of Edinburgh Award and her role as Charity Prefect, helping to organise huge fundraisers such as the ‘Danceathon’, overall this year, she has helped the school raise nearly £30,000 for a variety of charities.
Lydia Curley has definitely shown her resilience during what has been a very tough, final year of school and A Level studies. Diagnosed with diabetes during October half term of year 13, she has had much to tackle with tests, hospital appointments and a change in health and lifestyle. Despite all of this, Lydia has managed to continue with her studies and sporting activities, was the captain of the hockey first team, has achieved grade 8 in singing and manages a part time job on top! Her hard work has paid off, achieving A*s in both chemistry and physics plus an A in maths, she has been offered a deferred entry to the University of Bristol to study chemistry. During her gap year she plans to do a ski season in Tignes and work for Camp America.
Sophie Marsh gained a clean sweep of 4 A*s in maths, chemistry, further maths and physics. She has studied hard this year and has earned her place at the University of Warwick to read mathematics. As a keen mathematician she also gained a distinction in the Maths Olympiad. Sophie also has a love of drama, having played Cecily brilliantly in ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’.
Prianka Lakhani gained the impressive results of 3 A*s in English, politics and Spanish which ensures her place at the University of Durham to read Modern Languages and Cultures. To gain experience in preparation for university, Prianka embarked on all sorts of work experience including time spent at the House of Lords in the legislation office and also on an immersion course at a Spanish summer camp in Andalucia, where English speaking was banned!
CCF cadet, Sergeant Florence Ingram gained A*s in physics and maths, plus an A in further maths confirming her place to read Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol. Flo is an Arkwright Scholar and has been a committed member of the LGS CCF regiment and led the drill competition for the Army contingent last year. Alongside her studies this year she has been a committed member of the hockey first 11 and has been working hard to complete her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Olivia Jackson achieved the stunning results of A*s in both German and history, with an A in English. A committed member of the RAF contingent of LGS CCF, she was very successful in the regional competition for the Royal Air Squadron Trophy. Olivia has also been teaching herself Arabic this summer! In the Autumn, Olivia will be going to the University of Edinburgh to read German and Philosophy.
All of the girls have incredible results but also achieved an enormous amount alongside their studies and we congratulate them all!
76 A-level students sat 230 exams
· A* to A- 47.8%
· A* to B- 79.1%
· A* to C- 93%
- 7 students have 2 or more A*
- 23 students (30%) have gained all A/A* in their A levels
- 45 Students (56%) gained all A*-B
- 1 student into Cambridge
Gwen Byrom, Head of Loughborough High School said:
'I am so pleased with the results that our LHS Year 13 students have achieved once again this year. They have coped brilliantly with the uncertainty of a revised, more challenging set of specifications and the changes to the UK exam systems. They can be very proud of all they have accomplished. In addition to their exam results, they have continued to do all the things which are so important in a well-rounded education, including sport, the arts and a commitment to helping those less fortunate than themselves through charity fundraising and voluntary work. It has been a real pleasure to see them through the school and we wish them the very best as they leave us to follow their chosen path’
Despite the rainy weather, we managed to grab some of our year 13 for a photo and to share their results and stories of their incredible achievements.
Picture - Uma and Mum
Uma Paul’s mum could not have been more proud today of her daughter’s A level results. Uma will be studying Food Marketing and Business at Reading University having achieved BBB in her A levels, despite being seriously ill during her studies. Uma is now in remission, but at the beginning of year 12 she was diagnosed with cancer and has undergone treatment throughout her studies meaning she had to stay for a further year at school. During sixth form, Uma has also worked hard to raise thousands of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust both individually and with the support of her school friends and colleagues. She introduced the ‘Hoodie Day’ event to raise money for the TCT, which we will continue as an annual event.
Picture - Poppy
‘Super girl’ Poppy Smith is delighted with her results – ABB and will be taking a gap year before going onto study International Relations and Modern Languages at Exeter University next year. She has achieved this alongside an incredibly busy life outside school. Poppy suffers from Cystic Fibrosis but she does not let this define her or stand in her way, despite the fact that during her studies and while at school she has had undergo intravenous antibiotics and physio three times a day. Outside of school Poppy is a keen yachtswoman at Staunton Harold Sailing Club, a Royal Yacht Club Senior instructor, a race coach and powerboat instructor. She plays saxophone and piano to grade 8 standard, is a self-taught guitar player, rock climbs weekly and is currently competing her horse at British eventing. And no, she will not be taking time out or slowing down in her gap year, she is soon to start an internship at Reuters in Germany, followed by travelling around Europe, will be working the ski season in France or Austria followed by a summer in Sardinia teaching sailing. Phew!
Picture - Rachel and Clarice
Rachel Shaw’s A Level artwork at this year’s Art Show was incredible and something of a talking point, so it was no surprise that she achieved an A in Fine art and a further A and B in Psychology and French. She is going on to study Art and Design at the University of Leeds later this year.
Clarice Benney achieved a stunning set of results - A*A*AA and is delighted that she will be studying Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge in the Autumn. A keen linguist Clarice launched the very popular modern languages film club at school. Despite recent reports of a drop in students taking languages Clarice is a shining example that this is not the case at Loughborough High School – with three of her A Levels being Spanish, Latin, French and the fourth in English.
Picture - Adele and Parents
Adele Ketley will be reading Medicine at the University of Sheffield in 2019 having gained AAA. Adele is one of two senior charity prefects at LHS and has worked tirelessly to fundraise for local, national and international charities during her time in sixth form. Alongside this she also volunteers at a local special school, Ashmount.
Picture Jessica and Adele
Jessica Dring-Morris, also senior charity prefect is going to Imperial College, London to read Material Science Engineering having achieved AAA. Hardworking Jess is also a keen member of the East Midlands Orienteering Squad and individually gained 2nd place in the British School Orienteering Championships. She has reached grade 8 in guitar and also helps regularly at Guides. Alongside Adele and the school charity team, she has organised and led many charitable events this year, helping the school to reach a record fundraising total of over £38,000!
Picture Amy and Adele
A very excited Amy Ingleton squeezing Adele when she shares the news with her that she achieved two As and a B and now hopes to follow a career in Psychology. Her family (below) couldn’t be more proud!
Picture Amy and family
Picture Anna L
Anna Lowden only came to Loughborough High School in year 12 and has thrown herself into life here. Among many activities she is has been involved in, she has been a Lance Corporal in CCF and reached the National finals of the Air Squadron Trophy. Well all the hard work and commitment has paid off, Anna has achieved A*AA and will be going on to read Biological Science at the University of Durham in the Autumn.
Picture - Anna and Mum
Anna Slade’s mum was overwhelmed when she heard that she will be going to the University of Durham to read chemistry having gained A*A*A in her A levels. She achieved this fabulous set of results despite breaking her arm just before her exams started!
Picture - Ashleigh and Mum
Active Ashleigh Howells was overjoyed to receive the results of A*AA today, securing her place at Liverpool University to study Veterinary Science and afterwards onto Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Ashleigh has been a corporal in in the LGS CCF and gained a Sixth Form Army Scholarship. Ashleigh has also found time to compete at Scottish National and English Regional level in swimming. She represented England at the World Schools’ Orienteering Championships and individually won the Junior Women’s Urban Orienteering League competition.
Picture - Eleanor
Eleanor Danaher is third (but not the last!) Danaher to be educated at Loughborough High School and has achieved excellent results – AAA in Classical Civilisation, RS and English Literature and will be going on to study Classical Civilisation at the University of Leeds. She has juggled her studies alongside having a part-time job but also has played a major part of the Senior Prefect Team as the House Captain for Storer, taking part in and organising many events.
Picture - Aradhana and Parents
Aradhana Topiwala and her parents were overjoyed to see that she had gained A*A*AA in Biology, Spanish, Maths and Chemistry, securing her place to read medicine at Imperial College, London. Finding time for sport alongside her studies, Aradhana was the Badminton team captain and led the team to victory at the county championships.
Picture - Grace
Cadet Warrant Officer, Grace Kent is one busy person at Loughborough High School! Not only is she the first girl to achieve that rank – the highest at LGS CCF, she is also the Chief Police Cadet for Charnwood – no surprise then, that she is going to study Policing at the London Campus of Coventry University after achieving A*AC in Drama, Geography and English Literature. If those activities weren’t enough to keep her busy, she has been a very effective member of the Senior Prefect Team as Drama Prefect and has been involved in the production of many shows, also taking leading roles as Sandy in Grease, Lady Bracknell in the Importance of Being Earnest, and in the LES Drama show Darling You’re Marvellous, which went to Edinburgh Fringe. Also an active participant in the Music School productions, she sings with Cantalina.
Picture - Siobhan and Parents
Siobhan Bahl’s parents are over the moon at her stunning set of results A* AA, resulting in a place at the University of Exeter to read English. Siobhan has been a very active member of LHS, a talented musician and sportswoman. Noto only has she been a Corporal in the LGS CCF, she has achieved grade 7 in both violin and piano and has represented the Midlands playing regional level Hockey and Rugby for Loughborough Town all while studying for her A Levels!
Picture - Zahra
Zahra Jassi is off to Kings College London to study Politics, having gained AAA in Government and Politics, Drama and English Literature. Outside school Zahra plays tennis at club level and inside school has been involved in so many parts of LHS life. She is a keen percussionist to a high level has been an active part of many drama productions, with a particular interest in writing and directing; she has recently directed the Leavers’ Musical, High School Musical 2.
Comedian and former pupil gives inspiring (but funny) message at Prize Giving!
Senior Prize Giving is always a very special evening at Loughborough High School and this year was no exception when we celebrated the successes of our students.
We welcomed back our recent year 13 leavers to congratulate them before they begin their journey into either higher education, employment and gap years.
Prizes, GCSE, AS and A Level Certificates were presented by our guest speaker, Rachel Parris (see below) to students from year 10 through to year 13. Students were recognised not only for their outstanding exam results but also for their achievements in art, sport, music, science, technology, D of E and endeavour to name but a few.
Our Chairman of Governors, Mr Peter Fothergill opened the evening by welcoming all of our students, parents, fellow governors, staff and guests including Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton JP, The Worshipful The Mayor of Charnwood, Councillor Pauline Ranson and her Consort Mr Trevor Ranson, the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council, Councillor Mrs Janice Richards and her consort, Mr Tony Richards. After Mr Fothergill had given an overview of the governance of Loughborough Endowed Schools, Chair of the LHS committee of governors, Mrs Mary Gershlick, spoke about the caring community that the school is.
Headmistress, Mrs Byrom, followed with thanks to not only the current staff, campus-wide but also to retiring staff, paying a special tribute to former Head of Food, Mrs Megan Reilly who taught at LHS for 33 years. We then heard from students and their experiences on the Classics trip to Sicily and also about the successes of our Teen Tech teams.
Throughout the evening, excellent musical entertainment was provided by the LHS String Quartet with Libertango (Astor Piazzola) and the LHS Cantilena choir singing Here in my Heart (Sarah Quartel).
To round off such a memorable evening, our Head Girl, Rosie, gave a very humorous vote of thanks to our speaker before we finished, as is traditional, with our school hymn.
This year we were delighted to welcome back former LHS student, Rachel Parris, as our speaker for the evening. Multi-talented Rachel is an award-winning musical comedian, actress and improviser.
After leaving LHS in 2002, she studied Music at Oxford University before going on to train at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Rachel revealed she was never mischievous at school or ever the class clown. She told us that after leaving university, she didn't have any aspirations to become a comedian, but her career led her down that path and she discovered that she absolutely loved it!
She has since gone on to perform with The Comedy Store Players, The Oxford Imps, The Beau Zeaux, Scenes From Communal Living and The Bishop, as well as guesting with Grand Theft Impro and at The PIT and the Magnet in New York. She has appeared on Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and in BBC Three’s Murder in Successville, and presented Thronecast on Sky Atlantic. She also hosts the popular Throneroom podcast.
Her songs have been played on BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music, and she has enjoyed three highly successful solo Edinburgh runs. Rachel was named The Independent’s One To Watch 2014, and was nominated for a Chortle award. She is also currently on a UK tour with the award-winning improv group, Austentatious, which is an entirely improvised comedy play in the style of Jane Austen.
She has recently returned from the Edinburgh Fringe where she was performing her successful solo show 'Keynote'. Ironically the inspiration for her show was derived from being asked to return to her old school to speak at Prize Giving! Through stand-up, character and musical comedy, she explored what messed up message she could possibly offer to impressionable young minds.
At the real prize giving event, Rachel's speech was extremely funny as she entertained us with extracts from her show, and even performed a motivational song 'You'll be Fine' with a mash-up of a slightly different version of the school hymn! Definitely a first for prize giving! However, despite the hilarity, Rachel's underlying message to the students, especially those going off to university, was a wise one. Qualified from her own experience, she reassured them that following your dreams is not always necessarily the right path for everybody and they shouldn't stick to them rigidly, there is more to discover in the world, so explore other options as you never know where it might lead you......
Featured picture: Rachel Parris, Mrs Byrom and some of the recipients of the T.H. Simpson Trophy for excellent work in year 11 (achieving 9 A* grades or more at GCSE)
Fantastic GCSE Results for Loughborough High School!
90 girls sat 890 exams between them
100% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A* - C in English & Maths
98.8% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A*-C in Eng. Lang and Maths
395 of 890 attained (44.3%) A* grades and 74.6% A*-A grades
Mrs Gwen Byrom, Headmistress at Loughborough High School said:
‘Loughborough High School girls can, and should, feel very proud of all they have achieved in their GCSE exams. I am delighted that they have once again gained outstanding results which will allow them to go onto the next stage of their education confident that they are equipped to cope with the challenges ahead. Well done to all our girls, and to the dedicated staff and parents who have supported them!’
· 90 girls sat 890 exams between them
· 100% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A* - C in English & Maths
· 98.8% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A*-C in Eng. Lang and Maths
· 100% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs with A* - C in any subject.
· 395 of 890 (44.3%) A* grades. 74.6% A*-A grades
· 818 of 890 (91.9%) exams sat were at least a grade B
· 870 of 890 (97.7%) exams sat were at grade A*-C
· 8 girls gained a ‘clean sweep’ of 10 A*
· 28 girls ( 31%) gained all A*/A grades
· 51 girls achieved 8 A*and A grades (56%)
Our students have once again achieved superb results. However, alongside their studying, many of them are accomplished sportswomen, actors, dancers and musicians to name a few. They have maintained schedules and training, have competed and performed in a variety of sporting, music and drama activities and have been very successful.
Emmanuelle Nemorin who has recently played in the U16 national netball finals with the Charnwood Sapphires, was overjoyed today having gained 10A*/As in her GCSEs. She will be taking A levels in French, chemistry, RS and psychology.
Showjumper, Chota McDonnell gained 7A*s and 3As. She recently came 6th in the British Showjumping Championships but also acts, having played Jan in Grease earlier this year. Chota will be studying chemistry, drama, geography and politics in sixth form.
Netballer, Scarlett Langford achieved 5 A*s and 5 As and plans to take biology, maths, psychology and politics next year.
Netballer, Eve Travers achieved 6A*s and 4As and is studying chemistry, biology, psychology and geography in sixth form.
The whole family turned out to watch Netball Captain and Guides Young Leader, Georgia Barraclough open her results today. She gained 8A*s and 2As and plans to take psychology, geography, chemistry and biology at A Level with aspirations to one-day study Dentistry at university.
Amy Jones and her family were overcome with emotion on seeing her results, she gained 9A*s and 1A, alongside heavy dance and piano commitments, which is no mean feat! She will be taking French, chemistry, English and biology at A Level.
It was a clean sweep of 10 A*s for dancer, Lizzie Urwin. Lizzie who dances with the JK School of Dance and City Dance in Leicester, is going on to take maths, further maths, physics and Spanish at A Level. She would like to go on to study maths at university with a view to a career in finance.
East Midlands kickboxer, Eva Hinchcliffe attained 6A*s and 4As and plans to study chemistry, biology, psychology and economics in sixth form. She has also recently taken part in the Shakespeare for Schools Festival.
Not only is Abigail Brown a county swimmer, she has just gained 9 A*-B in her GCSEs. She will be carrying on her studies at A level and taking biology, psychology, geography and art.
Katie Davis achieved 10A*- B in her GCSEs today but is also a Guide Young Leader and is working hard to gain the Queen’s Gold Award alongside her commitments to her East Leake Netball club. She will be taking politics, economics, geography and maths at A level.
Prianka Lakhani’s mum, is celebrating her birthday today and said that her daughter achieving 10A*s was the best present she could have wished for! Prianka is also a talented classical Indian dancer and has combined her studies alongside training three times a week! She will be pursuing Latin, Spanish, English literature and politics at A level.
Mansi Vithlani will be studying French, Spanish, English and psychology at A Level after achieving 10A*s – C grades in her GCSEs. She also studies classical Indian dance and maintains a busy schedule. She dreams of one day working for Vogue magazine and hopes to study journalism on completion of her sixth form education.
Aditi Dabali has a very busy life! Today she found out she had attained a fantastic cleans sweep of 10 A*s for which she has studied very hard, However she has scheduled down time into her busy life and also achieved a purple belt in Karate, she is a swimmer and a badminton player. Aditi can’t decide yet whether she will eventually pursue a career in finance or medicine, so in the meantime she will be studying A levels in biology, chemistry, maths and economics.
Twins, Victoria and Chloe Zhang achieved 19 GCSEs between them, 18 of which were A*/A grades. These are fantastic results, but even more so when you discover that they only came to LHS in year 8, not speaking any English. They both are excellent cellists and members of the orchestra and aspire to pursue careers in either engineering or finance upon completion of sixth form.
A member of St. John’s Ambulance, Diya Kalyan, has a long term goal of pursuing a career in business or marketing so is well on the way with excellent results of 10 A*-B in her GCSEs, enabling her to study economics, psychology, Spanish and geography at A level.
Regional level gymnast and acrobat, Chloe Hutchinson achieved an amazing 10 A*-B grades and will be going on to take drama, classical civilisation, biology and chemistry at A level.
Georgia Purcell also achieved 10*-B today and has had a very hectic year alongside her studies. Not only did she have very heavy commitments as part of the Cinderella production at Loughborough Town Hall earlier in the year, she also appeared as a ballet dancer in Phantom of the Opera and is currently in Les Misérables at the Little Theatre. It is no surprise to learn that she will be studying drama, music, French and English at A Level and would like to eventually follow a career in teaching or the theatre.
Sian Kelly moved to Loughborough and to the High School so that she could simultaneously continue training at a high level in badminton on the Olympic pathway as part of the England Junior Performance programme. As her family do not live close by, she has lived with a host family throughout her GCSE studies. Despite changing schools mid GCSE course and a huge amount of training, Sian has attained 9 A*-C grades and will be staying at LHS to study maths and economics alongside a sport BTech at Loughborough College. Her twin sister, Helen, is a footballer, she gained similar grades today and will be joining us for sixth form in September, combined with intense training at the Loughborough College Football Academy.
Emily Raffan is the last of five sisters to be educated at LHS, so a somewhat emotional day for her parents! Emily attained 8A*s and 2 As and will be studying A levels in maths, physics, history and RS. She is a young Guide leader and will taking part in an international trip to Taiwan next year with the Guides.
Lydia Curley is having a double celebration – it is her 16th birthday today and she has just picked up her stunning GCSE results, she achieved 9A*s and 1A grade! Lydia is a Midlands regional hockey player and trains at the England Hockey Performance Centre. She also enjoys the dramatic arts and is working towards her grade 8 musical theatre exam. With future aspirations for a career in either Engineering or Finance, she will be studying A levels in maths, further maths. chemistry and physics.
Badminton player, Shreya Charadva’s hard work paid off today when she received an amazing set of GCSE results of 9A*s and 1A. She is looking forward to studying A levels in biology, chemistry, maths and physics.
Congratulations to all our students, they have all done incredibly well today and we are very proud of them!
79 Loughborough High School Students sat 243 A level examinations. 46.5% of which were A* to A with 81.4% A* to B.
Head, Gwen Byrom said: "This year, seeing the extensive reforms of the A level system, was always going to be a challenge for students and their teachers. I am delighted that LHS girls have again gone above and beyond to achieve an excellent set of results which have secured them first-rate university and work places. They and their families can be very proud of all they have achieved"
Livvy Tomkins gained a stunning set of results; three A*s in Economics, Mathematics and Chemistry and an A in her EPQ. Livvy has combined her studies throughout her school career, with a rigorous tennis training and competition schedule and has recently taken part in the Aegon British Tour. She has been awarded a tennis scholarship to Durham University and will be studying Economics.
Maddie Reed was delighted with her results after what has been a tough 18 months. Having been diagnosed with a heart condition prior to her 2016 A levels. Maddie re-took Year 13 and was dealt a second blow, when she was struck down with tonsillitis and glandular fever in the run up to her A levels this year. Despite this, her perseverance and determination has been rewarded with spectacular results, achieving three As and an A*, earning her place at Durham University to read Economics.
An emotional and happy Anna Rothberg and her mum, were ecstatic at her excellent achievement of 4 A*s in Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry. Anna’s hard work and determination has reaped its rewards; she will be studying Natural Sciences at Durham University.
There are exciting times ahead for the two Deputy Head Girls Olivia and Irina. Hockey player, Olivia Davidson, will be reading Law at the University of Exeter in the Autumn. Olivia was very pleased with her result of A*, A, A in Biology, Government and Politics and Chemistry. Irina Ferapontova will be studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge after her excellent success of 4A*s in Biology, Russian, Mathematics and Chemistry plus an A* in her EPQ which researched ‘biology markers in ageing’.
Elizabeth Bedwell was delighted at achieving 4A*s in Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Chemistry. Elizabeth is a busy student outside of school and alongside her studies, is the British Schools Orienteering Champion and took part in the World Schools event, she has also been a Scouts Young Leader and a violinist to grade 6! Elizabeth will be studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
Harriet Swift is delighted that her hard work has paid off, securing her a place at her first choice University; she will be studying English at the University of Nottingham.
Alika Dijkstra is thrilled to have gained her place to read Medicine at the University of Sheffield. Alika received an impressive set of results – 3 As in Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry.
Nandini Lad and her proud Mum are delighted that after all her hard work, Nandini has achieved an excellent set of results – three A*s in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry and B in her EPQ. Nandini is spending a year in industry and will be working in research at Proctor & Gamble, before studying Chemistry with Industrial Experience at the University of Birmingham in 2018.
Friends Nathalie Kerr, Eleanor Higton and Emily MacGregor celebrated their brilliant successes together. All three students achieved excellent grades and are going on to study their chosen courses. Nathalie will be studying Politics and International Relations after gaining A,A,A* and A* in her EPQ, Eleanor will be studying Dance at the Creative Academy in Slough and Emily, who achieved 3 A grades, will be studying Politics at the University of Manchester.
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