15th August 2019 — Students at Farnborough Hill were delighted to achieve outstanding results across the board as they received their A level results today, with two thirds of the year group earning an A*, A or B in all their subjects. The School was particularly delighted to see that 67% of the top grades were in subjects such as Mathematics, History, the Classics and the Sciences, as preferred by Russell Group universities.
On an individual basis, Annabel, Eryl, Madeleine and Lauren W each achieved two A*s and one A grade. Annabel will be studying Economics and Management at Bristol, Eyrl will be going to Leeds to read Economics, Madeleine to Southampton for Medicine and Lauren W will be reading History at Birmingham. Kathryn, Emily, Eleanor, Isabella, Natasha and Abigail earned one A* and two As, while Kimran, Sophie, Nina, Hanna, Roisin and Hannah are celebrating straight As.
The majority of students have secured a place at their first choice university; the girls are encouraged to be ambitious with their courses and destinations and that ambition has paid off today. The breadth of subjects studied are reflected in the university places, from Neuroscience at Exeter to Ancient History and Archaeology at Durham, and Zoology at Reading to Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham. Over a third of the year group will be reading a STEM subject at university. Sisters Hanna and Sabrina both realised their ambitions today: Sabrina has earned a well-deserved place at London College of Fashion, to study Fashion Journalism, and Hanna is off to Durham to read Accounting and Finance.
Mrs Alexandra Neil, Head, shared her joy at the continued A level success, saying: ‘I am thrilled with today’s results, which are the outcome of many months of hard work and dedication on the part of both the students and the staff. It is heartwarming to be a part of the celebrations this morning and share in the delight of the girls and their families as they open the door to the final stage of their education. We wish them every success and happiness and we will watch their careers and future progress with pride.’