Girls at The Mount School York are once again celebrating gaining places at top universities after achieving an excellent set of A Level results. Over half of all girls achieved an A*/A grade, well over a quarter of all A Level results were A*-A, and 60% of all examination entries were awarded grades A*-B.
Daisy Smart, achieved a clean sweep of A*- A grades, including an A* in both Maths and English. Daisy will be studying Physics at Lancaster University and hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Mount pupil and world-famous physicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell.
Amy Foster, who is also celebrating receiving all A*- As, takes up a place at the prestigious University College London (UCL). Amy, who earlier this year reached the finals of the Historical Association Great Debate, will be studying History.
Charlotte Butterfield, who joined The Mount in Pre-School is going on to study Environmental Sciences at Liverpool University after gaining a grade A in Geography.
Abigail Burton, who has attended The Mount since Junior School, is delighted to be moving a step closer to her goal of becoming a Midwife with her A Level results earning her a place on the Midwifery course at Leeds University.
Other courses and University destinations Mount girls will progress on to in September or after a planned gap year include: Economics at Edinburgh, English Language and Linguistics at the University of Southampton, Geography at Newcastle University and Music at Newcastle University.
Adding to the School’s success are the Geography department, who scored over 80% A*/A grades and the English department who achieved 30% A* grades. A Level History saw half of the girls gaining an A*-A grade
In addition to today’s A Level results, The Mount are also celebrating a fantastic set of Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) results with almost 65% of girls achieving A or A*. The EPQ allows students to explore and research a topic they are passionate about and is excellent experience for embarking on research at University. Beth Mottram, based her EPQ on the design of an architectural structure creating a sustainable assisted independent living community for the handicapped. Beth achieved an A for her EPQ and an A in her Design Technology A Level. She moves on to study Architecture at Northumbria University.
Adrienne Richmond, The Mount School Principal, said:
“I am delighted by the fantastic achievements of our girls. I am very proud of the hard work and dedication shown by our students and staff, which has led to some outstanding results.
As usual Mount girls have secured places at a selection or leading universities in a diverse choice of subjects, from Archaeology to Biomedical Sciences. This highlights our ethos of valuing every individual girl and supporting her choices. One of the many benefits of an all girls’ school is that no subject is deemed to be ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’. Mount girls are encouraged to succeed in whatever they choose and in turn have the confidence to believe in their decisions. We offer great support throughout the A Level years and with the UCAS application process.
I look forward to hearing about the undoubtedly bright futures all the girls receiving results today have ahead of them.”
Today’s exam results reflect The Mount’s recent ISI inspection that found the quality of ‘the pupils’ academic and other achievements’ a to be excellent, the highest possible grade. The Inspectors recognised that pupils’ had academic attainment above national age-related expectations. They commented, “Pupils show strong knowledge and understanding across subjects, particularly in the Sixth Form. Communication skills are a particular strength of pupils and are evident across many subjects and ages. High expectations in teaching mean that pupils strive for and achieve high standards in their learning.”