Talbot Heath

Future Female Scientists Secure University Places


At a time when women are under-represented in Medicine and Science, three Sixth Form students from Talbot Heath School in Bournemouth have clearly challenged this issue by securing places to study Medicine in London. Former Junior Olympic Badminton player, Lynnlette Aung, who is to study at St Georges University of London, achieved three impressive A grades and an A* for her EPQ. Whilst Bryony Lees and Nivi Ganapathiram also achieved excellent A-Level results, an A* and two A grades, and are set to study Medicine at Kings College in London. The Rothesay Road School has been active in promoting women in science with over half of the Sixth Form studying Mathematics and a science at A-Level, as well as welcoming high profile guest speakers in the Sciences, many of them former pupils. Future scientists include Courtney Rowan and Helen Tam who are both to study Chemistry, whilst Charene Chan and Beth De Bacci are to pursue Biochemistry, and their fellow Sixth Former, Charlotte Wellard is to study Chemical Engineering. One third of the pupils achieved three A grades or more, and 73 per cent of the year group achieved A* to B grades. Headteacher, Mrs Holloway, offered her warm congratulations to every one of the girls on achieving their superb results and stated that, ‘The academic strength of the school has been reaffirmed yet again through the commitment and drive of the pupils and staff.’

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