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Mount pupils celebrate A Level success


The Mount School York, leading independent school for girls, is delighted to celebrate their pupils achieving triumphant results in their A Levels. 

Today’s grades are particularly rewarding for this cohort, due the unusual circumstances of the last two years and the cancellation of GCSEs in 2020. This was the first formal public examinations that any of them have sat. The girls relished the opportunity to prove their academic prowess and the results are a testament to the hard work and positive attitudes of both pupils and teachers as well as the outstanding educational opportunities available at The Mount School following (and during) the pandemic. 

Mr Griffiths, Principal of The Mount, commented, “I am extremely proud of all our pupils and their results. They have worked hard, despite the disruption and challenges the last two years has thrown at them. Today’s results are a testament to their dedication and the resilience they have demonstrated.” 

Mount pupils have received offers from an impressive range of universities including Newcastle University, the University of York, Durham University and University of the Arts London. Once again pupils are going on to study a range of subjects including, Biological Science, English, Computer Science, Art & Design, Sport and Exercise Science, Media and Communications, Classical Studies, Geography, Psychology, Fashion Marketing, Criminology, Modern Languages and Cultures and Equine Science.  

The variety of subjects chosen reflects the school’s ethos of encouraging individuals. Careers and UCAS guidance is tailored to each pupil to ensure they make the right decision for themselves. The Mount has a reputation for not only securing places for girls to study traditional STEM subjects but also year-on-year success in the arts and creative subjects. 

Gemma Sarigu who joined The Mount as an Academic Scholar, said, “I am really happy I’ve got two As and 3 A*s. It has been a strange two years and at times stressful because I took four subjects, but it has all been worth it! I am going to the University of York to study Psychology. I am incredibly grateful for all the support I received during my A Levels. The teachers at The Mount were always there to guide us if we had questions. They were so supportive, sometimes you didn’t have questions, but you just needed them to be there.”  

Mary Betteridge who joined The Mount School for Sixth Form said, “I am very happy! I got two A*s and two As. I am going to the University of York to study Computer Sciences and Maths. I have really enjoyed my time at The Mount and the supportive environment. The best thing about The Mount is the support we get and the way the teachers work with us and how close we are as a year group. I am delighted that I enjoyed my time here more than my good grades!” 

Caroline Willmott, who has been at The Mount since Pre-School, is also celebrating straight A/A* results, she commented, “I am very very happy with my results! I am going to Durham to study Sport Science. It has been a stressful two years especially as the exams dawned. Obviously, we had studied for GCSEs but did not sit the exams, so this was the first time. The teachers made sure we were prepared” 

Olivia Smart, who also joined The Mount Pre-School added, “The teachers have been so supportive. They put on extra study sessions to help us prepare for the exams. I am now going to Newcastle University to study classics, but I will miss The Mount!” 

Bridget Perks, Deputy Principal, who has known the girls throughout their school years, some since the early years, added: “The Year 13 girls have not only worked very hard to achieve these results, but they have also played a huge part in the wider life of the school. They embody The Mount School ‘compassionate, caring and can do’ spirit. They are excellent role models to our younger pupils. I am tremendously proud, and I wish them well as they take their next steps at university.”  

Have your study plans changed? Applications remain open for The Mount Sixth Form College for September 2022. To find out more about The Mount School Sixth Form College or scholarships and bursary funding (available for September 2022, for girls with 7+ GCSE grades 7/As & above) please contact 

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