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    Exam Results 2018
    Exam Results 2017
    Exam Results 2016

    Another outstanding set of A-Level results

    - 21% of all grades are A* - up from 18% in 2017
    - 50% of all grades are A* - A
    - 79% of all grades at A* - B
    - 93% of all grades at A* - C

    I am delighted to announce that Year 13 students at Camden School for Girls have achieved an excellent set of A-Level examination results. Once again our sixth form students have out-performed students nationally by a very significant margin.

    • Percentage A*                                   21% (National 8%)          
    • Percentage A* - A                             50% (National 26%)        
    • Percentage A* - B                             79% (National 53%)                          
    • Percentage A* - C                             93% (National 77%)        

    In addition, we are delighted with the following statistics, which show a significant improvement on 2017:

    • Students with 3/3+ A*                    12 (7 in 2017)
    • Students with 3/3+ A* - A              69 (52 in 2017)
    • Students with 3/3+ A* - B             140 (121 in 2017)              

    We are absolutely thrilled that 17 students have gained places at Cambridge or Oxford, 7 have places at medical school and one is through to study dentistry.

    Exceptional grades achieved in the sixth form’s most popular subjects, English, mathematics, history and the sciences; very strong performance across ‘facilitating subjects’.

    With 105 students, English Literature is the school’s most popular subject, and we’re thrilled to see 93% achieving A* - B grades here.  

    Mathematics is the second most popular, with 101 students taking it through to A level, and gaining stunning results with 73% at A* - B grades.

    A number of students took further mathematics (12) and a staggering 100% achieved A* - B grades.

    The subject with the third highest number of entries (85) is History, and we’re delighted that 84% scored A* - B grades here.   

     

    There was also strong performance across the three sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) with 75 students taking one or more science A level and achieving 67% A* - B grades.

    Students have come away with very high grades in geography (71% A* - B), Spanish (88%), French (85% A* - B) and Latin (100% A* - B). The subjects mentioned above are all ‘facilitating subjects’ and are highly prized for university entry.

    Also performing exceptionally well is art, with 84% achieving A* - B grades, economics at 85% A* - B, theology and philosophy (100% and 93% A* - B respectively) and drama at 79% A* - B grades.

    These are exceptionally strong results, reflecting extremely hard work by students and teachers, and consistent support from parents. Our students are ambitious and determined to achieve to the best of their ability, and these grades demonstrate that their effort and dedication over challenging two year courses have been worthwhile.

    This year students and teachers faced particular challenges because many A levels were reformed for 2018.  This meant teachers had no past papers or previous experience of the syllabus to refer to in preparation for the exams.  It’s therefore especially pleasing to see grades going up at Camden School for Girls.

    Congratulations to all!

    Elizabeth Kitcatt
     

    Higher Education

    Nearly all our Sixth Form Students apply for higher education. As always, students who left us in July 2018 applied for a variety of courses, ranging across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Sciences. Art College remains a firm favourite: some students are taking an Art Foundation course as a prelude to further study in a more specialised area of Art, whilst others are spending a year on an Art Foundation course prior to taking up an academic degree at a different Higher Education Institution.

    Many of our students choose to take a gap year. Some work for a period of time in order to finance travel to far-flung and exotic places; others go abroad for the entire year, either on volunteer projects around the world or to live in a country where they can learn a new language or improve their fluency in one already studied.  Others apply for internships which gives them the opportunity to experience working in an industry they are particularly interested in, and which may inform their choice of subject for undergraduate study.

    We take the university application process very seriously. A full programme of advice and guidance is arranged to inform and support students over the two years, enabling them to complete successful applications to universities and colleges. In Year 12, students have personal counselling from their tutors and also have access to a diagnostic test; the Centigrade Programme is run by Cambridge Occupational Analysts who specialise in the field of careers selection and advice for higher education. The system involves careful analysis of students’ achievements and aspirations, matching them with a wide range of available courses on offer in Universities.

    Our students and staff have full access to Unifrog, an online platform that gives extremely detailed information and guidance on HE progression routes and careers. Students can also peruse the careers bookshelf situated in the Sixth Form Common Room to browse among the hundreds of prospectuses sent by Higher Education Institutions.

    There is a special event in the Spring Term, ‘The Higher Education Conference’, specifically devoted to the skills of filling in the UCAS application forms for degree courses and guiding students on personal statements. The event involves a panel of admissions tutors from a wide range of universities. In the Summer Term we have our Year 12 Careers Conference at which students meet with a wide range of professionals and learn about their career paths.

    UCAS forms are started in the Summer Term of Year 12 and completed in the Autumn Term of Year 13. During this time, our UCAS co-ordinator works alongside the Head of Year, helping students to choose courses and universities, to draft and redraft personal statements, complete the online application form and to collate references.

    An intensive re-focusing programme is arranged for students in the first week of Year 13, entailing workshops run by representatives from at least 10 universities. There are also mock interviews arranged throughout the term as required.

    Last year, 17 of our students secured places at Oxford or Cambridge, 6 have medical school places and 79% of our students secured places at the prestigious Russell Group Universities.

     

    Sixth Form Destination 2018

    Our students continue to achieve the grades to take up places at a fantastic range of universities in a huge range of courses. This year 182 of our students secured places at 42 different universities and a further 30 of them went on to art foundation courses at the major London art schools.

    Our other students are working and, or taking gap years. The majority of these will apply next year and return to us for support through the UCAS process.

    Here are some headlines:

    • 79% of places are at Russell Group universities.
    • 17 students gained places at Oxbridge colleges.
    • 6 students are studying medicine.
    • 31% of all degree courses are in STEM subjects.
    • English literature was the most popular choice with 15% of degree courses in English or English combined with another subject.
    • History and politics courses were also popular accounting for 14% overall.

    As well as more traditional choices our sixth formers applied for an eclectic range of subjects including Advertising and Brand Design, Aerospace Engineering, Diagnostic Radiography, Film and Television with Innovation, Korean and Japanese, Mechatronics and Robotics and Zoology.

    Overall our students are studying close to 100 different subjects and subject combinations.

     

    Here is the full list of our students’ university choices:    
     

    University

    Number of Students

    Birmingham 2
    Bournemouth 1
    Bristol 33
    Bristol UWE 1
    Brighton 1
    Cambridge 10
    City 1
    Durham 2
    East Anglia 1
    Edinburgh 8
    Glasgow 8
    Goldsmiths 1
    Kent 1
    King's College London 3
    Kingston 2
    Leeds 12
    Leeds Trinity 1
    Liverpool 2
    LSE 1
    Manchester 19
    Manchester Metropolitan 1
    Middlesex 1
    Newcastle 3
    Nottingham 8
    Nottingham Trent 2
    Oxford 7
    Oxford Brookes 1
    Plymouth 1
    Queen Mary London 3
    Ravensbourne 3
    Roehampton 1
    Royal Holloway 2
    Sheffield 8
    SOAS 4
    Southampton 1
    Sussex 11
    Suffolk 1
    University College London 7
    University of the Arts London 1
    Warwick 3
    Westminster 1
    York 3
    Art Foundation Number of Students
    Camberwell 9
    Central St Martins 5
    Kingston 5
    Ravensbourne 3
    The Royal Drawing School 3
    The Working Men's College 5