Proud to be in the top 2% of all schools for value added at A Level
Our Distinctive Route to High Achievement
If a girl leaves us with just a sheet of excellent academic results and no more, we have failed. What is her story?
What has she given?
Who has she become?
Does she have self-belief, resilience and a sense of deep rooted happiness?
Her achievements are so much more than a list of grades on a piece of paper.
We are delighted to share with you our record-breaking A level results and our proven formula to GCSE success but our true headlines are these:
Our girls have achieved:
- 100% pass rate in becoming confident, resilient and happy.
- Grade 9 for excellence in participation in extra-curricular life.
- Grade 9 for calculating that happiness is the square root to success.
- Grade 9 in scientifically proving that single-sex education allows girls to excel in Science.
- A* for all girls in understanding that achievement is so much more than just academic success.
If you judge us by our excellent grades alone, you will not understand our ethos. Our interest is in the whole girl: her achievement in everything she does and every aspect of her school life. In her interaction within the school community; in her belief in herself, in her contribution as a pupil, as a peer, as a friend and as an ambassador for Prior’s Field for the whole of her life.
A Level Results
Oxford, St Andrews, Liverpool and Exeter are just some of the Universities which Prior’s Field’s super star Sixth Form will be heading to in September. The school is celebrating some of the best individual results for some years and is delighted by the kaleidoscope of talent and interests which sees girls embarking on courses in: Medicine, Material Sciences, Archaeology, Midwifery and Modern Foreign Languages, to name just a few.
The Class of 2019 achieved 59% A*-B with 34% A* – A and with 7 girls celebrating all As and A*s. Head Girl, Martha Simmonds secured a place at Corpus Christi College at Oxford to read Material Science, having achieved 3 A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Physics. Martha’s long-term friend Megan Wood, matched her A* in Maths with an A* in both French and Spanish and is eager to join Exeter this autumn, to read Modern Foreign Languages. Rebecca Haynes is a budding medic who set her sights on bonnie Scotland. She achieved an amazing 2 A*s in Biology and Maths and A in Chemistry. She will commence her degree in Medicine at St Andrews. Haslemere-based Hannah Crosby achieved A* in English, with A in History and Biology and chose Liverpool as her destination to read Anthropology and Archaeology.
|A*-A% Distinction||A*-B% Merit||A*-C% Pass||A*-D% Pass|
|DT – Photography||40||100||100||100|
|Food, Nutrition and Health||67||67||100||100|
Class of 2019 have delivered a triumphant tally of top grades to give Prior’s Field their best ever year with 64% of all GCSEs gained by our girls being Level 9 to 7 which is a full 6% increase on 2018 results and beating the previous 2010 record year. Level 9 to 6 being 79% and a pass rate of 97%.
There were celebrations of every sort. A trio of girls with nine Level 9s include Kariella Keane, Jemma Lebus and Imogen Wareham, who are also part of a fabulous five including Emma Stewart who not only achieved a Level 9 in Maths but added an A* in Further Maths and Level 3 Algebra, as the icing on the cake. Leah Coxell also achieved 10 GCSEs, with 7 Level 9s, one Level 8, a Level 7 and Level 3 Algebra. The new Head of Maths has decisively proved he has an unbeatable formula for achievement. Two thirds of the year obtaining Maths GCSE Level 9 to 7 in a January sitting and a third of them adding a Further Maths or Level 3 Algebra to their successes.
Once again the Science and Geography departments were also celebrating significant success. 30% of the year achieved a Level 9 in Biology and Chemistry, but Geography topped the charts however, with 100% of pupils achieving an amazing Level 9 to 6.
The true chart topper however is pupil Zelah Smith, who despite suffering from Glandular Fever and a burst appendix during her GCSEs achieved a fantastic five Level 9s and three Level 8s.
Tracy Kirnig said “We are bowled over by the girls’ wonderful achievements this year. We take a broad cohort here but our aim is to ensure that every girl reaches her full potential and this year has been no exception and indeed our best ever! Congratulations to an amazing group of girls and staff “
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|Combined Science – Grade 1||11||24||42||62||93||100|
|Combined Science – Grade 2||8.9||13.3||33.3||51.1||88.9||95.6|
|DT – Resistant Materials||20||20||60||80||100||100|