SYDENHAM HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING EXAM RESULTS

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Sydenham High School GDST is celebrating a record haul of top grades at both A level and GCSE during the summer 2016 exam season 

Almost half of all A level grades (45.1%) and nearly two thirds of GCSE scores (63.2%) were either A* or A, bucking the trend nationally.

Along with a 100% pass rate, over 80% of A level grades were A*-B and 92.7% were A*-C, ensuring students secured places at a range of top universities including Oxford, Durham, Manchester and Warwick. The school also topped the Girls’ Day School Trust table for year-on-year increases in top A level grades.

Sydenham High School topped the Girls’ Day School Trust table for year-on-year increases in top A level grades

Among the highest achieving Year 13 students was Gabrielle Mallet. Gabrielle (pictured below) gained A*s and As, including A* for her Extended Project Qualification, and will be taking up a place at Queen’s College, Oxford, to read Japanese.

Also celebrating was Orlane Doumbe, who joined Sydenham High’s Sixth Form after receiving a sought-after joint school and HSBC Global Education Scholarship. She achieved straight As in Maths, Chemistry and French, and is heading to Manchester to read Chemistry.

Among the highest achieving Year 13 students was Gabrielle Mallet

Among the highest achieving Year 13 students was Gabrielle Mallet

The strongest subject performances at A level were in Physics, Further Maths, French, Business Studies and Design Technology where 100% of pupils gained an A*/A.

Sydenham High’s talented drama students and mathematicians also took centre stage with 86% A*/As in Theatre Studies, with over 80% of Maths passes also A*/A.

Success was a family affair for three students picking up their GCSE results a week later. Triplets Kate, Louisa and Sophie Hanton (below) scooped a total of 26 A* between them plus 5 As. Kate and three other students – Alex Lindsay, Maddy Telford and Betty Townley – all achieved a clean sweep of 10 or more A*s.

Triplets Kate, Louisa and Sophie Hanton scooped a total of 26 A* between them

Triplets Kate, Louisa and Sophie Hanton scooped a total of 26 A* between them

More than 80% of GCSE grades in six subjects were A*/A, including STEM subjects: Biology (91%); Statistics (89%); Chemistry, Physics and Drama (86%) and Latin (83%).

Headteacher Kathryn Pullen said: ‘We’re immensely proud of each and every student. These are tremendous achievements to celebrate. They are their passports into their futures and they reflect both our students’ hard work and the dedication and inspiration of their teachers.’

‘Teaching and learning is something we do with our students, not to them or for them. We set high expectations, provide a strong academic framework, and instil confidence in each and every student to achieve their best. As a result they have done both themselves and Sydenham High proud.’

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