Their big ‘Mo’ment – Convent Girls set the gold standard!
Alton Convent School has just celebrated its A level results in Olympic style, and with good reason – students achieved a 100% pass rate with nearly half of the results being an A or A* grade (17.5% at A * and 31% at A, double the national average).
Amongst the successes, Lucy Genziani and Felicity Pollock from Farnham along with Daisy Moran achieved four A* grades and are now looking forward to studying veterinary science and medicine in London, Glasgow and Birmingham. The arts were also well represented with Olivia Bartlett reading Philosophy at Cambridge and Rosie Howard from Farnham reading English Literature at Exeter.
Expressing his joy at these results, Headmaster Graham Maher emphasised that they were the product of hard work and good relationships – “We nurture and support our students,” he said, “and our reward lies in seeing them achieve what they deserve.”
For the students this was a time of relief and joy. The only tinge of sadness came from a parent who said that, although she was so excited for her daughter – “she is about to embark on what I remember as being one of the happiest times of my life, going to university”, there is just a note of nostalgia as she leaves the sixth form – “she just loved it here – the friendships, the support and the whole atmosphere of work and culture.”
The students are now eagerly anticipating the next stage at university studying subjects which include Anthropology, Civil Engineering, Classics, English History, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Theology. The school is confident that they leave well able to handle the independence and maturity of thought that university will require and wishes them well.