Physics is fabulous say Science students in Sheffield 

Physics students at Sheffield Girls’ are a force to be reckoned with 75% of students taking Physics A Level at Sheffield Girls’ achieved A*/A grades.

With stunning results under their belts, six of our A Level physicists will go onto study Physics related degrees at university: 

  •   Head Girl Lucy Buchanan from Fulwood will study Engineering at the University of Oxford after gaining 2A* in Maths and Physics and 2As in Chemistry and Further Maths.
  •   Safia Cecchini from Barnsley will study Physics and Philosophy at the University of Bristol after securing 3 A* in Physics, French and Maths.
  •   Eve Chan from Wickersley in Rotherham gained an A* in Maths, A in Physics, A in Further Maths, A* in Chinese and B in Biology and will study Natural Sciences at University College London.
  •   Carys Johnson from Fulwood achieved A* in History, A in Maths, A in Physics, B in Latin and will study Physics at Warwick.
  •   Isabel Martin from Fulwood succeeded in achieving an A* in Chemistry, A* in Maths and A in Physics, and will go onto study General Engineering at Durham. 
  •   Neha Ray from Endcliffe in Sheffield achieved an A* in Art, A in English Literature, A in Maths and A in Physics and will go to Leeds to study Physics.

Creative and performing arts take centre stage at Sheffield Girls’

Creative and performing arts results have taken centre stage at Sheffield Girls’ with 100% of Drama results at A* or A grades. 

At a time when many schools are cutting creative and performing arts subjects, Sheffield Girls’ achieved first class results in Art with 90% of students gaining A*-B grades and 77% English Literature students achieving grades A*/A.

Chris Heery, Head of Drama, said: “Enthusiasm for, and excellence in, creative arts is flourishing at Sheffield Girls’ at a time when, unfortunately, these areas are being marginalised in many schools. 

“We have a holistic approach to the creative and performing arts, with curriculum lessons and a wealth of co-curricular activities. These include school drama productions, stage management clubs, Art Exhibitions and myriad of music ensembles and concerts, which all help to instigate and extend interest in these subject areas. Many girls are moving on to read degrees in related subjects, which is fantastic to see.”

Esther Dunigan from Fulwood will go on to study Creative Writing at Bath Spa University,

Mubanga Kauseni from Norfolk Park will study Graphic Design at Leeds Trinity University; Rebekah Holder from Beauchief will study Communications and Media at the University of Liverpool and Emily Puddephatt from Totley will study Drama at the University of Manchester.

Medicine is just the tonic for Sheffield Girls’

Seven Sheffield Girls students will pursue a career in Medicine after successfully passing their A Levels. 

Dima Abdelhafiz from Rotherham will study Medicine and Surgery at the University of Lancaster. Freya Braddon from Frechville has been accepted at the University of Sheffield; Amelia Finn from Thurgoland, Ava Tahvili from Fulwood and Clarissa Pieri from Tickhill will read Medicine at the University of Liverpool. Grace Perring from Totley secured a place at the University of  Aberdeen and Hannah Wright from Ranmoor will study at Nottingham University.

Nina Gunson, Head at Sheffield Girls’, said, “The school has a long and successful history of pupils going on to study Medicine at university.

“We are incredibly proud of the fact that the girls following a career in medicine have been able to maintain their curiosity in a range of subjects whilst still gaining entry into Medical School. 

“Girls have been supported in taking A Levels in Art, Psychology, Maths, French and Geography alongside the standard medicine requirements of Chemistry and Biology.

Also pursuing studies in health related subjects will be Laura Smith from Chesterfield who will study Dentistry at the University of Bristol; Amira Fadoul will study Pharmacy at the University of Manchester; Muskaan Hussain who will study Optometry at Bradford University and Saskia Smith from North Anston studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.

Cambridge place for 4 star student

Sheffield Girls’ pupil Beth Kearsley has secured a place at Cambridge with her four star results.

Beth, from Ranmoor, secured her place at Cambridge University after achieving four amazing A* grades in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Economics.

She will read Economics at St Catharine’s College and hopes to continue her successful debating career while at university.

Nina Gunson, Head at Sheffield Girls’, said, “My congratulations go to Beth. She is an outstanding student who has a very bright future ahead of her and I wish her the best of luck at university.”

Double delight for Fulwood’s Buchanan twins

Sheffield Girls’ Head Girl Lucy Buchanan and twin sister Deputy Head Girl Alice are heading off on their separate ways to university after passing their A Levels with flying colours.

Lucy is going to Balliol College, Oxford to study Engineering having achieved 2A*s (Maths, Physics) and 2As (Chemistry, Further Maths). 

Alice gained an A in Drama, A in English Literature, A* in History and a B in British Government and Politics and will read Politics and International Relations at Bristol University.

Nina Gunson, Head at Sheffield Girls’, said,

“Double congratulations here! As well as her academic prowess, Lucy is an outstanding sportswoman. As school gymnastics captain she led Sheffield Girls’ teams to win both the national schools’ gymnastics and trampolining titles during her time at school. In her final year with us, Lucy became the under 19 national schools’ floor and vault gymnastics champion, a phenomenal achievement alongside her amazing academic results.

“Alice was also a member of the Head Girl Team, a Drama Prefect and has delighted us all over the past few years with her outstanding lead performances in the annual school productions. 

“We wish them both every success for university and the future.”

 Mixing academics, acoustics and athletics

Broomhill based Saskia Huxham has married outstanding academic results with awesome athletic performance and excellent musical ability.

Saskia has achieved A* in Biology, A* in Geography and A in Chemistry, and will read Geography at Durham University.

However, prior to going to university she will be competing in the 800m at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Saskia won the bronze medal at the UK schools national finals in July and, as a result of her UK Under 20 top 10 ranking, has been awarded a wild card into the British team. 

Maths results add up for Sheffield Girls’

77% of A Level Maths students at Sheffield Girls’ achieved results at grades A*-B in this year’s exams, with 56% achieving grades A*/A. Further Maths results were equally impressive with 88% A*-B and 50% A*/A.

Nina Gunson, Head of Sheffield Girls’, said, “This year saw a new format which really tested students so this is an outstanding set of results, especially in light of a particularly challenging paper 2.”

The success at Sheffield Girls’ comes after national controversy surrounding the examination.

Part of the A Level Maths paper was leaked on social media a day before students were due to take it this summer with two of the questions appearing as blacked out images on Twitter on Thursday 13 June.

Exam board Edexcel launched an investigation into the breach and are taking action to enhance security measures further. 

High flier Lucy begins RAF career

Elite trampoline-gymnast and Sheffield Girls’ student Lucy Horan has joined the RAF - after passing her A levels at Sheffield Girls’.

High flier Lucy, who made an incredible comeback after breaking her neck in a trampolining accident in 2016, was successful in gaining her dream place in the RAF.

The Sheffield Girls’ Sixth Former, is currently based in Aylesbury in Oxfordshire for ten weeks, having passed her A Levels in Biology, PE and Psychology and hopes to become a personal trainer in the RAF.

 Lucy (18) from Sheffield, said: “My injury just made me more determined to achieve my dream of joining the RAF. I passed all my GCSEs and then worked hard for my A Levels. I applied to be a personal training instructor and had to pass the Airman Selection Test, a selection interview and the medical.”

Lucy, who has used her personal experience as motivation and inspiration, has also secured a place in the English and British Trampolining Championships in September, and has passed her Level 1 Coaching Course.

Lucy first started competing when she was nine and worked her way up to the Elite level and has competed both nationally and internationally.

Superstar success

Anjali Ashok from Broomhill will read Maths at Imperial College, London after gaining 3A* (Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry) and an A in Physics. 

Caitlin Illingworth - part of the 2018/19 Head Girl team and Badminton Captain achieved all A* grades in Biology, English Literature and Psychology and will read Psychology at Bath.

Scarlett Miskin from Handsworth achieved 3A*/A grades in Maths, Chemistry and Biology and will read Bioengineering at Loughborough University. Scarlett has won national recognition with the school trampolining and gymnastics teams throughout her time in school. She has also competed for her out of school club in the world cheerleading championships in Florida and will take full advantage of the specialist sports facilities at Loughborough.