Brighton Girls A Level Results 2021
After another year of educational uncertainty as Covid continues to disrupt classes, Brighton Girls congratulates its Year 13s who have shown dedication and determination.
The Montpelier Road school’s headteacher Rosie McColl said: “With traditional exams cancelled again this year and students often having to isolate more than once, our Year 13s – and those all around Brighton and Hove for that matter – have had to show real grit. Alongside their studies, they have had to learn how to be flexible and adaptable to change and I am incredibly proud of them.”
This year’s cohort includes four pupils with three A*s and one with four A*s. Many of the year group are heading off to university to study STEM subjects such as robotics engineering, medicine, maths and computer science this year, a reflection of national trends and the school’s own efforts to see more females pursuing STEM subjects to degree level. Other popular university courses at the school include creative writing and languages.
The most popular destinations this year were Durham, UAL, UCL, Birmingham and UEA.
Under the new leadership of the head, the school has hit the national news recently for its new direction. This has seen innovative scholarships offered, such as skateboarding, as well as extra-curricular classes in everything from DIY and power tools usage to confidence-building stand-up comedy lessons.
Ms McColl is also focused on encouraging entrepreneurialism and pupils will operate their own café open to the public within the school in the coming months.
She added: “We work hard to make sure our pupils can realize their goals through qualifications but there is so much more we want to equip them with before they leave school. What has happened around the globe in the last year and a half has shown that real world skills like the ability to work in a team, adapt to change and problem solve are just as crucial as qualifications. I’d like to congratulate each and every one of my Year 13s for their great grades but also because they achieved important landmarks for the school’s future pupils, like setting up mental health welfare groups and our anti-racism committee.”