Surbiton High School is delighted for its Year 13 students who achieved 100% pass rate at A-level.
The A-level examination results are very strong with half of all A-level grades being awarded at A*-A and 84% at A*-B. The school had top results in the highly regarded Extended Project Qualification with 67% of girls gaining A*-A grades.
There were many outstanding individual performances at Surbiton High School such as Phoebe who achieved 2 A* and 1 A grades whilst competing for GB Athletics. Phoebe goes on to read Bio-Chemistry at Imperial University, one of the Times World Top Ten Universities. Alicia achieved 4 A* grades and a place at Cambridge University to read Modern and Medieval Languages whilst also having taken time to travel to Ghana to deliver novels for the charity Akenkan, a charity founded by an English teacher at Surbiton High School. Akenkan aims to improve literacy and provide reading materials for school children in a rural area of Ghana.
In a year where there has been a substantial rise in applications to Russell Group Universities, the school is delighted that a high percentage of their pupils gained places at Russell Group Universities and to their first choice University. The School has developed a unique and ‘person centered’ careers programme which looks beyond the A* to ensure that individuals gain places on the right course at the right university and maximizes their chances of employability. Surbiton High School is a highly academic school as well as a centre of artistic excellence, every year sending many girls to top art schools. They understand that for some girls this creates a dilemma as to whether to do practical art course or an academic subject at an academically prestigious university. Expertise and guidance means girls don't necessarily have to make this choice with a number of our girls this year gaining places on the Fine Art course at Edinburgh University, which offers a highly practical and academic art course. We were also delighted to have the highest number of unconditional offers to date from top Universities including Birmingham, Nottingham and Newcastle.
Ann Haydon, Principal, commented,
“I am thrilled that our students have been able to achieve such impressive academic results alongside all of their other accomplishments which empower them to leave the school equipped for life. Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education and former Surbiton High Pupil, said that “…being academic ‘isn’t enough in the modern world”, and that “…lessons in character are essential to a well-rounded education.” Surbiton High School has also focused on character development as well as academic results and this is demonstrated this year by the high level of Russell Group University places gained by our pupils. I am very proud of both the students and staff. Their achievements are testament to the hard work of the pupils and inspiring teaching and dedication of the staff.”