Excellent A Level results for St Swithun’s girls

20 Aug 2021

U6 girls at St Swithun’s have achieved successful A level results in an unprecedented year of uncertainty, unlike any other exam season. Just under a third (31%) of the year group achieved at least three A* with six students achieving four A* grades and one student an extraordinary five A* grades.

Students worked with commitment, good humour and resilience in navigating a sixth form experience characterised by disruption, and they responded intelligently to weeks of confusion about the way A level grades were to be awarded following the cancellation of public examinations.

They have gained places at a wide range of top universities including Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Imperial College, King’s College, Leeds, Liverpool, LSE, McGill, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Plymouth, Queen Mary, Queens, Southampton, St Andrew’s, Warwick and York. They will study a diverse range of degree courses, including accounting and finance; anthropology; architecture; art and design; art and sciences; biochemistry; biomedical sciences; business and economics; classical studies; dentistry; economics; English; English and German; geography; geophysics; history; history and French; history of art; human biology and behaviour; human sciences; international history and politics; international relations; international social and political studies; language, culture and society; management; material sciences and engineering; mathematics; medicine; modern and medieval languages; music; philosophy and psychology; physics; physiotherapy; politics; psychology; theology and religion; veterinary science; and world history.

The headmistress, Jane Gandee, said “Our U6 students deserve the grades they achieved having maintained composure and focus throughout a turbulent year. We were particularly impressed by how much they contributed to school life beyond the classroom. They brought fun and laughter to the wider community in addition to a host of impressive dramatic, musical and sporting performances earlier in their time at St Swithun’s.

“Our 2021 leavers move on with the confidence to cope with challenge, change and turmoil, having been swift to adapt over the past year. We are proud of their adaptability, positivity and perseverance and we look forward to following their journey beyond the school gates.”


A breakdown of pupils’ grades can be seen HERE