A Level Results 2012
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.
GCSE Results 2012
Alton Convent School has followed its success at A level with an equally impressive set of results for GCSE. Nearly a third of the students (29.6%) achieved A*. Although nationally A* – A grades have dropped to 22.4% at Alton Convent School 62% of all grades are at A* – A. Erin Douglas and Abigail Robinson were particularly happy on results day, having achieved 10 A* grades each.
For Rhiannon Meekin, GCSE results have given her the confidence to look forward to sixth form study at Alton Convent School in September. She said, ‘I am looking forward to the new challenges with excitement.’ Olivia Mace, who is also staying into the sixth form at the school was equally delighted with her grades and said ‘These results have made me feel very secure and I am looking forward to my sixth form studies, particularly now in subjects I feel passionate about.’
Mr Maher, the headmaster, commented that he continues to be delighted that the pattern of excellence continues year on year and that pupils achieve so many A* and A grades which reflects their hard work and commitment. He added, “On days such as this it is right that girls are centre stage but it would be remiss not to mention and thank their hardworking and dedicated teachers.”
Year 10 girls who took Religious Studies a year early achieved an A* – A rate of 84.3%. The signs are very promising therefore for the GCSE results next year.
- GCSE Results 2012
- GCSE Results Comparison 2012
- Individual GCSE Results 2012
- Year 10 RS GCSE Results 2012
A Level Results 2011
When Alton Convent School was inspected last March, academic attainment was graded as ‘Excellent’. Pleased though staff were with this verdict, their real pleasure came on results day seeing the students’ delight with their A level achievements. Hard work and dedication had paid off, along with the culturally enriching programme the school offers. 95% gained A*- B grades.
Mrs Sue Kirkham, headmistress, said ‘Traditionally we know we are well above national averages, but I was particularly pleased to see that this year we gained over twice the national average for the coveted A* grade. All our students have places at their chosen universities to read subjects as diverse as Law, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, International Relations, Geography and English.”
Five of our twelve students, Beth O’Dell, Elise Rattigan, Eleanor Shipton, Rochelle Sylvester and Charlotte Wong, achieved As and A* in at least three subjects.
The 32 students in the school’s Lower Sixth were equally delighted with their AS results with four students gaining all A grades in 4 and 5 subjects and the rest again achieving results well in excess of any national average.
GCSE Results 2011
Alton Convent School has once again been celebrating outstanding results in the GCSE examinations. 100% of students achieved the national benchmark of five GCSEs with an incredible 66% of all results being awarded the top A* – A grade. On average each girl passed a total of 9.9 subjects which leaves them well placed to take on challenging Advanced Level courses in the next two years.
Averages and statistics apart, the real joy of the day came with individual triumphs, with the girls living up to the school motto to“Be the best that you can be”. Outstanding individual performances, with ten straight A* – A grades, were achieved by Mary Ala, Sophie Benford, Rebecca Clark, Katie Earl, Katie Feather, Sarah Hearn, Hannah Matthews, Francesca O’ Donnell, Sophie Smith, Kiashini Sriharan, and Fiona Tomlinson. Other notable performances came from Felicia Baily, Alice Chissell, Emily Desmond, Camellia Hayes, Alice Jenner, Megan Kerr, Elizabeth Rogers, Matilda Stent and Emily Wolley each with nine straight A*- A grades.
The Year 10 pupils who take GCSE in Religious Studies a year early also achieved 100% success and outstanding individual results with 86% gaining either an A*or an A grade. The signs are promising therefore for an equally pleasing Results Day next year!
GCSE Results 2010
Alton Convent School’s GCSE results are again a cause for celebration. 64% of all grades were achieved at A* and A compared with 61% last year and with this year’s national average of 21.6% Rosanna Howard, Natasha Oakes-Monger and Felicity Pollock achieved outstanding performances with 10 subjects being at A*. Other excellent results with all 10 subjects being at A* and A were gained by Olivia Bartlett. Ella Bennett, Ciara Collins, Lucy Genziani, Joanne Kite, Kar Ka Lee, Hannah Maunder, Alyssa Paynter, Jessica Rogers and Frances Stephens. Mrs Sue Kirkham, headmistress, was again delighted with the students’ achievements reflecting the hard work and commitment of the students and staff.
Year 10 pupils who took Religious Studies early toppled last year’s ‘best ever score’ with an amazing 94.4% of the girls achieving A*/A grades – with half of them gaining A*.
A’Level Results 2010
Alton Convent School had reason to celebrate their A level results last week. Mrs Sue Kirkham, the headmistress, stated that she was “delighted with the achievements of all the students, with a 100% pass rate and 40% at grade A with more than 16% of those being the prestigious A* This means, she explained, that students can now take up their places at universities such as Cambridge, York and Nottingham to read subjects including Aerospace Engineering, Law and English.
Mrs Kirkham added, “However, their immediate future involves packing for an expedition to India to visit our sister school in Varanasi and supporting their work with some of the least privileged children.”
Three students, Tara Mansell, Charlotte Welsh and Kate Howard achieved four straight A grades, with Tara, who will be taking up her place at Cambridge, having a star against three of hers and Charlotte, who is going to Durham University having a star against two.
AS results were equally impressive. An especially strong performance came from Ellie Shipton with five straight A grades.
Full expanded exam results are available on request.