A-Level Success for Sixth Form Swimming Scholar

Congratulations to Talbot Heath school swimming scholar and international competitor, Catherine E, who has been awarded a swimming scholarship to study Natural Sciences at Rice University, Texas. Catherine achieved an A grade in Physics and Maths and a B grade in Further Maths to secure her place at the prestigious Houston university, which has educational links to NASA.

Other successes were widespread throughout the Sixth Form as the vast majority of girls at the Rothesay Road school secured their first-choice universities, with 100% pass rate; 80% were A*- B grades. Isabelle D achieved an A* for French and her EPQ, and A for Maths English Literature and History – she will be studying Law and French at Oxford; Anna D-F achieved three As and an A* to study Natural Sciences at Bath, and Neda K achieved two A grades and an A* to study Dentistry at Cardiff – they are part of the 52% of students who secured an A*- A grade. Once again, the breadth of subjects the TH students will be studying are varied and ambitious: from Criminology and Classics, to Physiotherapy and Pharmacology, as well as Marketing, Musical Theatre and Architecture.

Mrs Holloway offered her congratulations to the girls and staff, and stated: ‘I am delighted to write with news of a superb set of A-level results for our students. In a year when nationally the percentage of top grades has decreased significantly, our pupils maintained their excellent percentage of A*-B grades at 80%. Our pupils achieved over double the national average of A* and A grades and the overwhelming majority of pupils attained their first-choice university place, in a highly competitive year. This is a testament to the expertise and dedication of our academic and pastoral staff and the hard work and motivation of our pupils. I could not be more proud of this cohort – they have faced such adversity with lockdowns, no GCSE examinations and now grade deflation nationally and yet they have come out with excellent results and are heading to such a fantastic range of courses around the globe.

‘A huge thank you to the staff who have worked so hard to develop the knowledge, skills and resilience of the pupils.’

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