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    Exam Results 2016
    Exam Results 2017

     

    Another outstanding set of A-Level results

    - 21% of all grades are A* - up from 18% in 2017
    - 49% of all grades are A* - A
    - 78% of all grades at A* - B
    - 92% 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                             49% (National 26%)        
    • Percentage A* - B                             78% (National 53%)                          
    • Percentage A* - C                             92% (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              65 (52 in 2017)
    • Students with 3/3+ A* - B             134 (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 66% 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
    September 2018

     

    Higher Education

    Nearly all our Sixth Form Students apply for higher education. As always, students who left us in July 2017 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.

    Students should 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 Summer 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.

    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 re-draft personal statements, complete the on-line 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, 12 of our students secured places at Oxford or Cambridge and 8 have medical school places.  Last year 74% of our students secured places at the prestigious Russell Group Universities.

     

    Sixth Form Destination 2017

     

    In 2017 162 of our students began courses at 44 different universities and a further 24 of them went on to art foundation courses. 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.

     

    74% of our students secured places at Russell Group Universities; 12 at Oxbridge colleges and 8 to study medicine. 30% of all degree courses were in STEM subjects

     

    As well as many traditional subject choices our sixth formers applied for an eclectic range of courses such as Automotive Engineering; Criminology; Egyptology; Marine & Natural History; Photography; Sport Journalism; Software Engineering; Conservation; Zoology; Radiography; Audio Acoustics and Astrophysics.

     

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

    University

    Number of Students

    Anglia Ruskin 1
    Bath 2
    Birkbeck 1
    Birmingham 6
    Bristol 11
    Bristol UWE 3
    Brighton 1
    Brunel 2
    Cambridge 9
    Cardiff 1
    City 2
    Coventry 1
    Dundee 1
    Durham 6
    East Anglia 2
    Edinburgh 9
    Essex 3
    Falmouth 1
    Glasgow 5
    Glasgow School of Art 1
    Goldsmiths 5
    Imperial 2
    King's College London 3
    Kingston 1
    Leeds 8
    Leeds Metropolitan 1
    Liverpool 4
    LSE 3
    Manchester 18
    Middlesex 1
    Newcastle 1
    Nottingham 7
    Nottingham Trent 1
    Oxford 3
    Queen Mary London 5
    Sheffield 6
    SOAS 1
    Southampton 2
    Sussex 10
    University College London 6
    University of the Arts London 1
    Warwick 2
    Westminster 1
    York 2