First choice universities for Esther and fellow Talbot Heath students

The overwhelming majority of pupils at Talbot Heath school have been successful in attaining their first-choice university, including tennis star, Esther, who has secured a scholarship in America.

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13th August 2020 — Despite the unusual circumstances, the overwhelming majority of pupils at Talbot Heath have been successful in attaining their first-choice university. Sixth Form tennis star, Esther, will begin her university career at the University of Tennessee this weekend after securing a tennis scholarship at the American university. Esther, who has previously played at Wimbledon Junior Championships, passed A-Level Psychology and Economics, to achieve her first-choice goal.

Rosie is going to read Spanish and English at Bristol University; Katy will be reading Psychology at Royal Holloway, where she was also awarded a scholarship for her musical achievements this year. Twins, Louise and Jo, both achieved their first-choice universities, Oxford Brookes and Birmingham, and will read Architecture, and English with Classical Civilisation, respectively.

Cydney, Eloise, Hannah and Lauren all achieved very good grades: Cydney secured a place at Cardiff to study Biochemistry; Eloise will be taking a gap year; Hannah is going to her first-choice university (Birmingham) to study chemistry, and Lauren is thrilled to be going to Winchester to study Physiotherapy.

Head of Sixth Form, Anne Klemz said, ‘Our Upper 6 have showed real grit and resilience in these unprecedented times, and I am delighted that the majority have got into their first-choice universities. Their hard work and positivity have really paid off and I could not be more pleased for them.’

Mrs Holloway also commented on the results: 'We are delighted with the pupils’ A level results. Clearly, this has been a very unusual year and whilst the use of computer algorithms for standardisation have affected some results, the overall picture has been excellent. We have a fabulous cohort of motivated, hardworking young women who are heading out to realise their goals. My thanks go to the staff for all their hard work in these most unusual of times. We can be very proud of what our pupils have achieved.’

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About Talbot Heath School

Talbot Heath is a leading independent school in Dorset that offers girls aged 3-18 an outstanding education within a strong and supportive community.

The Daily Telegraph described the school as ‘a gem in its own right: a small but palpably warm school where individual girls get the attention they deserve.’ In an increasingly competitive and challenging world, the education that a young person receives at this independent school is crucial in their preparation for later life.

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