BLACKHEATH High School GDST students were celebrating this morning following the release of their A-Level results.
The diversity of excellent results across the school year was exhibited by the school’s Head Girl Team. The ‘Fab Five’ excelled in a wide range of subject areas and will be pursuing careers unique in nature but alike in ambition.
Among them was US student, Zoe Hadsell, who will be attending Cambridge in the Autumn to study English having achieved A A*A in French, English and Maths.
Zoe said: “I’ve wanted to go to Cambridge ever since I was aged 8, so I’m absolutely shell shocked that it’s actually happening. It was my teachers who inspired me to do English and now I’m just so excited to be going!”
Her fellow Head Girl Team member Freya Cracknell was also in a joyous mood this morning having followed up her straight A*’s at GCSE with straight A*’s at A-Level.
Upon finding out that she will be studying Biomedical Sciences with French at Manchester, Freya said: “I’m ecstatic, I really want to be a neuroscientist or research scientist and hopefully help discover a cure for cancer one day.”
Having been inspired to study sciences following her GCSE Astronomy classes at The Royal Observatory with Blackheath High, Head Girl Hana Khan will be taking a gap year to work and travel in Costa Rica before pursuing a career in medicine or natural sciences.
Rounding out the Fab Five are Monique McIntosh, who earned a well-deserved place at Kent to study Law, and Emmy McLaughlin who will be leaving Blackheath High to study Liberal Arts in Durham. Both joined the school at the age of three in the nursery.
Other success stories include Hodan Ismail and Christine Mustapha, two Blackheath High bursary students who will be the first in their families to study Medicine after achieving outstanding results.
Christine, from Blackheath, achieved grades A A B and will be attending Manchester in September. She said: “I wouldn’t have applied for medicine if it hadn’t been for my teachers who gave me the confidence to do what I wanted and achieve my full potential”.
Hodan, from Tower Hamlets achieved grades of A* A A. She said: “I’m just so pleased all the hard work has paid off!”
In a testament to the school’s tailored learning path for each student, which is nurtured and inspired by its attentive and dedicated teachers, students across the year will be leaving to study everything from Politics to Law, Medicine, World Performance and Aerospace Technology with Pilot Studies to name just a few.
With a 100% pass rate across the entire A-Level year and 60% of the grades A*, A or B, and 29% of the grades at A*/A, it was a day of excellent results for Blackheath High which is rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and recently completed a £18 million redevelopment.
Head at Blackheath High, Mrs Carol Chandler-Thompson said: “At Blackheath High we pride ourselves on inspiring individuality, so it is fantastic to see today’s results and the range of paths chosen by each of the girls.
“Given this year group’s talent, ambition and dedication to their studies, we are certain that they are going to go on to do great things in the future.
“It’s wonderful to see them rewarded today and I can speak for everyone at the school when I say that we are very proud of every single one of them.”
Ms Day, Head of Futures at Blackheath High, added “I am thrilled to see the girls go on to do such a variety of pathways. The future really is bright for them.”
Blackheath High School
– Blackheath High School is an independent girls’ school (aged 3-18) in Blackheath, London SE3 with 750 students on roll.
– The school is a member of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST).
– Blackheath High School is rated ‘Excellent in all areas’ by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) (www.isc.co.uk).
– Blackheath High School was shortlisted for Independent Girls School of the Year 2018 by Independent School Parent Magazine.
– For more details on Blackheath High School please visit www.blackheathhighschool.gdst.net.
– The GDST is the UK’s leading group of independent girls’ schools. As a charity that owns and runs a family of schools and academies in England and Wales, it reinvests all its income in its schools. Founded in 1872, the GDST has a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls. For more details, please visit www.gdst.net.