Bright pupils break Red Maids' school's A-level record
BRIGHT students broke all previous records at their school with an impressive 35 per cent achieving at least three A* or As in their A-level exams.
The Red Maids' School sixth formers in Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, scored 38 A* grades, doubling last year's results.
In total, 23 per cent of all entries were graded A*, 58 per cent were A* or As, and 86 per cent were A*, As or Bs.
And 19 outstanding pupils received between three and four A* or A marks each.
One of the school's highest achievers Bea Haigh, from Coalpit Heath, was awarded four A*s in chemistry, maths, further maths and physics - despite enrolling in the subject halfway through Year 12 - and an A in Russian.
The 18-year-old has now secured a place a Durham University to study engineering.
Headmistress Isabel Tobias said: "We congratulate our students who have worked hard for this success and their teachers and other staff who have been with them every step of the way."
The third year of Red Maids’ International Baccalaureate Diploma course led to results that remained above the international average. All students met or exceeded their predicted scores and all but one gained a place at their first choice university.