St Gabriel’s is very proud to celebrate a year of outstanding A-Level results.
Principal Ricki Smith said, ‘I am delighted to announce excellent A Level results with an increase of pupils achieving A*- B (65%). In a year where there has been much uncertainty with the new specifications and the seeming fluidity of grade boundaries, the outcomes are hugely impressive.
‘These results are proof of the dedication and hard work of our students, complemented by the expertise of our academic staff. I would like to extend my congratulations to the whole St Gabriel’s community, including our supportive parent body.
‘The majority of our students achieved their first choice university and we are delighted to be sending a number of them to Russell Group Universities. Particular mention should go to Head Girl, Anisha Mali, and Holly Hathaway, both of whom have secured places to read medicine. Anisha will be going to Imperial College, while Holly takes up a place at the University of East Anglia. It is interesting to note, at this time of instability in the Korean peninsula, Laura Crook is going to SOAS (The School of Oriental and African Studies) in London to read Korean and History, a choice that shows the diversity of subjects that are available to undergraduates these days. We pride ourselves in helping to shape impressively resilient and well-rounded, individuals, ready for their future challenges, and we know that academic results are only one part of this.
‘At St Gabriel’s we pride ourselves on the ability to help pupils achieve without putting undue pressure on them. These results have been achieved by a cohort of dedicated young people who have exciting futures ahead of them. We are pleased to be opening our new Sixth Form Centre this autumn, something that will enhance further the sixth form experience at St Gabriel’s. Our sixth formers clearly embrace independent learning whilst at the same time contributing fully to the wider life of the school. We wish them well in the future and look forward to hearing of their continued success.