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GCE Key Stage 5 Results 2017
Copthall Sixth Form succeeds with 100% pass rates secured in the diverse subjects of English Literature, Economics and Sociology
Posted on: 18/08/2017
COPTHALL SCHOOL HAVE ACHIEVED SOME IMPRESSIVE RESULTS IN BOTH ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS THIS SUMMER EXCEEDING NATIONAL AVERAGES FOR A LEVEL RESULTS
Copthall Sixth Form succeeds with 100% pass rates secured in the diverse subjects of English Literature, Economics and Sociology.
Students at Copthall Sixth Form were thrilled to discover they had been awarded top grades in their A Levels, with nearly 90% securing places at their first choice university. Nearly 20% of students will progress on to the prestigious Russell Group universities to study a range of disciplines from Law to Biomedical Sciences.
As overall results demonstrated an upward trend for the Sixth Form, 84% of students managed to achieve top A*-C grades, taking the school’s performance above the national average by nearly 7%.
In addition to achieving above the national average for the overall A*-C grades awarded, A Level highlights this year include:
- A*/A grades account for 20% of all grades
- 100% of students achieved A*-C grades in English Literature, Economics and Sociology
- 99% overall pass rate
- 87% of students secured places at their first choice university
- 18% of students will progress to prestigious Russell Group universities
- Significant improvements in Maths and Psychology
The results are proof of Copthall’s commitment to ensuring every girl fulfils her academic potential and leaves the Sixth Form ready for future success in a global workplace.
As part of their commitment to offering a broad curriculum, Copthall offer vocational courses including Beauty and Health and Social Care, which proved to be just as successful with the average result for Health and Social Care being Distinction* and for Beauty it was a Merit.
Director of Sixth Form, Ami Patel, was delighted by the results achieved by Copthall students, commenting: “We have once again enjoyed scenes of elation and happiness as our students have achieved excellent post-16 results, with improvements across a multitude of subjects and courses. Their success is a testament to their hard work and commitment and we are very proud of them all and very excited to hear about their futures."
Evelyn Forde took on the role of Headteacher at Copthall School in September 2016. Evelyn said: "I am immensely proud of our Year 13 students today. Their achievements are a result of great teaching, hard work and dedication. Well done to students and staff alike!"
Outstanding examples of individual achievement include:
Elizabeth achieved an impressive A*, A*, A and is excited to take her place at Russell Group University, Nottingham, where she will study Psychology.
“I am so pleased with my results today and cannot wait to start my course in Nottingham. The teachers here at Copthall School have really helped me to achieve my goals, by keeping me motivated and encouraging me to keep working hard throughout my exams. Our teachers constantly encourage us to work independently, which has given me confidence and helped me believe in myself.”
Spogmay, who will take up her place at Queen Mary University, where she will study Law after receiving A Sociology, A History and B Psychology.
“Copthall School is an extremely friendly school, with teachers who provide invaluable support and are always willing to go the extra mile to help students achieve. I am really excited to start my Law degree and I am looking forward to the new challenges it will bring. The one piece of advice I would give younger students is to work hard and never give up! I was fortunate enough to have some very supportive teachers who pushed me to achieve what I have today!”
Samira, A Biology, A Chemistry, A Psychology. Samira will continue her studies at UCL, where she will study Pharmacy.
“We are so lucky at Copthall School to have teachers who really make sure you are prepared for your exams. We spent a lot of time covering past papers and previous exam questions, which helped me walk into my exams with confidence, and achieve results I am really proud of. Our Head of Sixth Form has also been especially helpful and will often remind us of what we can achieve if we work hard and believe in ourselves. I am so excited to be going to UCL and cannot wait to see what the future brings.”
Simran has achieved an impressive A English Literature, A Photography and B Psychology and cannot wait to join Middlesex University to begin her studies in Primary Education.
“Ever since I was in primary school I knew I wanted to be a teacher. At Copthall School you can really see the positive impact teachers can have on students and I cannot wait until I can start to make a difference to pupils as well. During my time at Copthall I have always felt supported by my teachers, and they have always been on hand to provide me with great advice. There is a real community feel at Copthall and it’s been great to see everyone supporting each other today.”
Iqra, Copthall Head Girl achieved an incredible A*, A, A, B and is the only student at Copthall to study 4 A-Levels. Iqra is taking a year out from studying, before taking her place at Surrey University, where she will undertake a Veterinary Medicine course, with the aim to become a large animal surgeon.
“There is a real family environment at Copthall School, which encourages its students to grow and prosper into empowered, intelligent young women. The teachers and staff have been so supportive and are always there to help guide students from all year groups. I genuinely believe the teachers are highly supportive and really care about the students. I am really pleased with my results today, focusing on 4 A-Levels has been really hard work, but I am very happy it has all paid off. I have decided to take a gap year before I take my place at Surrey University where I will study veterinary medicine, with the ambition of becoming a veterinary surgeon for large animals. This is something I have always been passionate about and I am looking forward to seeing what the next 5 years of studying will hold. I have really enjoyed my time here at Copthall, and being Head Girl has been one of my greatest achievements.”
Antonia, A* Psychology, A Sociology, B History and has secured her place at Surrey University to study Psychology.
“I am so pleased with my results today. My A*, A and B has ensured I am able to continue my studies at Surrey University, which I am really excited for. Copthall School has really helped me achieve higher grades than I ever thought was possible. The teachers and Head of Sixth Form have always been so supportive, helpful and always pushed me to make sure I reach my goals.”
Nadia will start her BioMed course at Kings College London in September, after achieving AAA in her A-Levels.
“Copthall has been a great place to study as the teachers are so easy to talk to and genuinely want the students to do well and achieve their full potential. My advice to students starting at Copthall School would be to really embrace the warm, friendly environment that Copthall has to offer.”