A-level Results: Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
Congratulations to our Upper Sixth on their fantastic A-Level results!
Head Dr Paul Owen said: “I have been very impressed by the ambition and determination our A-level students have shown throughout their time at SGS. Their commitment and the dedication of their teachers has enabled them to achieve high academic standards and to develop their wider talents to the full. I am delighted by this splendid set of A-level results. I wish the students every success as they look forward to their next adventure with many of them starting courses at prestigious universities across the country.”
Head Girl Ella Glazier is excited to be heading to Jesus College, Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences. Ella said “I really want to thank my teachers and my UCAS adviser – their help and support meant I could focus on studying and the things I needed to do.” Ella has also been exceptionally busy beyond the classroom – with rugby in and out of school, hockey and music.
Tom Williams is also off to Cambridge University, where he will take up his place to study Geography at Emmanuel College.
Head Boy Charlie Harrison was “over the moon” after securing four A*s. His amazing results will see him off to Bristol University to study French and German. Charlie was a joint recipient of the Albert Johnston Award, and spent his time travelling through Germany, enjoying the culture and honing his language skills. He was also an avid Oboe player – having picked up the instrument during his second year at school. He said: “I am really grateful to all my teachers, especially the languages team for all their help and support.”
Minh Nguyen joined SGS in Lower Sixth and with three A*s he is now heading off to study Medicine at Hull York University. The variety of a GP role particularly appeals to Minh who is looking forward to learning the many different aspects of Medicine. Of applying for Medicine he said: “It’s a really long process that I started working on in the Lower Sixth. The school helped a lot and I really appreciate the work of the UCAS advisers.” A member of the school’s Medical Society, Minh also took part in science Olympiads.
Talented Hockey player Jenna Kenyon will be heading to Leeds to study Psychology after achieving two A*s and one A. As well as playing for the 1st XI Hockey team, Jenna was also a Senior Prefect for Warren House. She said: “I was so nervous before opening my results but I am so happy with my grades. I have really loved school but I’m excited for my next chapter.”
Three A*s and an A see Patrick Owen heading to Durham University to study General Engineering – a course that he is looking forward to as it provides the opportunity to study a broad scope of engineering in the first two years before specialising in the final two. He said: “I’m very grateful to my teachers, they have been so helpful.” Patrick is also a musician, performing in school ensembles and with the Halle youth orchestras, with whom he recently toured the Rhineland in Germany.
Talented musician Ella Moran praised the “amazing” staff in the Music department for their support during her seven years at SGS. The School Prefect, who has been a member of the Halle Youth Choir, is taking up an offer to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music in London. She is “really happy” with her results and feels like a “weight has been lifted off her shoulders”. She has performed in countless concerts and been part of a number of ensembles as well as playing the title role in the recent production of ‘Dido and Aeneas’.
Receiving the results that confirmed he would be studying Medicine at Nottingham University, Daood Malik said: “It feels real now and I’m very excited. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of my teachers.” Achieving two A*s and an A, plus a B in his EPQ have kept Daood focussed on his studies but he has also found time to be a school Charity Prefect, play football and cricket and be a member of SGS’s Medical Society.
Kate Horsley was happy as she collected her one A* and three As and prepared to head to the University of Bristol to study International Relations and Politics. A School Prefect, Kate attended the Junior School and during her time in the Senior School was part of the First Orchestra and Chorus, a member of the Eco-Schools Committee and the Amnesty International Club and one of the writers for Issue Seven of the ‘SGS Historian’.
Tom Manton is hoping to have a gap year before he starts his course in French & Arabic at Leeds University. A keen skier, Tom has been offered a job for the season in France. He has combined hard work for his two As and a B with his enthusiasm for sport as a representative middle distance and cross-country athlete and rugby player. A Senior Prefect for Vernon House, Tom said: “I have absolutely enjoyed SGS, it has opened my eyes to doing lots of things.”
Architecture at the University of Liverpool is next up for Oscar Davies. Oscar, who is “happy and relieved” with his A*, A, B and C, joined in Nursery and has spent 15 years at Stockport Grammar. The winger for the 1st XV really enjoyed the rugby and Art trips to Spain.
Justin Campbell was “very happy” to pick up two A*s and one A and a B and heads off to Durham to study Maths. Since joining the school in First Year, Justin has been very active in the SGS community – from organising chess tournaments to taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award along with Kayaking and Climbing club.
Hayley Collins will be studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Birmingham after gaining one A* and three As. Despite being nervous ahead of results morning, Hayley was happy with her grades after revising lots for the “really hard” exams. Her A* was her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which was centred around Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. During her time at SGS she was a Charities Prefect, took part in Dance shows and obtained her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, with the training weekend in Wales a highlight of her time at school.
Ellie Dimopoulou is looking forward to studying Psychology at the University of Sheffield. She praised the Psychology department staff for their enthusiasm and enjoyed the trips as it gave her a great insight into the subject. She wants to work with children upon the completion of her degree and will be celebrating with a family lunch.
School Prefect Dan Wood is “very relieved” with his A* and three As and will be celebrating by hitting the gym following the nerves that built up on the approach to results day. He will be heading to the University of Sheffield to study Mechanical Engineering and thanked the Mathematics staff, in particular Mrs Marsden, for helping him get an A* in the subject.
Elinor Wise focussed her EPQ on “Helen of Troy, is she a feminist icon?”, and her A*, along with an A and two Bs in her A levels prepares her perfectly for her next step – studying Classics at Birmingham University. Alongside her studies, Elinor is a keen musician and describes her time in the orchestras at SGS as “really good fun”.
Maddie Corcoran is very excited about her next step, describing it as “her dream to go” to London to study Classics at UCL. Maddie has taken every opportunity to further her enjoyment of Classics at SGS – attending Classics extension and performing in the Classics play. After university, she would like to explore the worlds of Classics & media broadcasting. Maddie has been at SGS since Nursery and says, although she is excited for the future, it feels “bittersweet” to leave.
Jonathan Bettridge said of SGS, “It’s been fantastic”. With three A grades, he is now looking forward to studying Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Amnesty International club with “a very friendly group of people” was one of many co-curricular highlights for Jonathan who has also enjoyed Creative Writing Club, Model United Nations and Raspberry Pi Club where he became friends with Robert Preston. Robert is also heading off to study Engineering and has enjoyed his time at SGS, particularly the Music department’s bands and ensembles.
Helping with the SGS Junior School Year 5 Science Club convinced Danny Dang that he wanted to study a STEM subject at university. Now, with his sights set on a career in the pharmaceutical industry, he is going to study Pharmacy at Newcastle University. Danny thanked his teachers, saying: “when things are challenging, they are really supportive.”
Gaby Owen is looking forward to studying English Literature at Warwick University. Alongside working hard on her A Levels and gaining two As and two Bs, Gaby and her friends also started and ran the Sixth Form Book Club throughout the last two years.
Economics at Loughborough University awaits Jake Reynolds who achieved two As and one C. Jake joined SGS in Fourth Year and has always enjoyed the debate in his Economics classes.
Katie Argyle achieved one A and two Bs and will be heading to Liverpool University to study Accounting and Finance. Katie revealed that she really enjoyed Sixth Form as she could focus on her favourite subjects. She said: “I was pretty nervous last night but I felt really calm this morning. I am just so happy with my grades, all the hard work paid off.”