A-level results: Top grades for Durham High School for Girls

l-r Ellie Whiteley, Ellen Blowey, Jessica Crompton and Olivia Shiels from Durham High School for Girls.
l-r Ellie Whiteley, Ellen Blowey, Jessica Crompton and Olivia Shiels from Durham High School for Girls.
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Durham High School for Girls is celebrating another year of outstanding A-level results.

The 45 students in Year 13 gained a 100% pass rate in A*-E grades, 92% got A*-C grades, 27% got an A* and 54% of girls got A*-A grades.

We are thrilled by this superb level of achievement

Lynne Renwick

There were some individual outstanding achievements including Ellen Blowey and Sarah Coleman, who both clinched four 4 A* grades.

Jessica Crompton, Kirsty Green, Matilda Hamilton and Susan Rutter, all got three A*s and Olivia Shiels and Ellie Whiteley both clinched two A*s and 2As.

Four of the girls are Oxbridge bound, with one heading to Cambridge to read chemical engineering and three set for Oxford, two to read chemistry and the other to read classics.

Science is always a popular choice at Durham High and this year three of girls have chosen to study medicine at the Universities of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Sheffield.

Headmistress, Lynne Renwick, said: “We are thrilled by this superb level of achievement.

“Each girl has worked consistently and with enthusiasm throughout her time in the sixth form and all the girls deserve their excellent grades.

“The teaching staff will be delighted by these results. With enthusiasm and skill, they have drawn the very best out of their students. Well done to all.”