|"Fortune Favours The Bold" Says Putney High Headmistress|
As school celebrates record breaking A Level results
At least six Putney students are heading for Oxford or Cambridge universities to study subjects ranging from Music, Experimental Psychology and History to Modern & Medieval Languages.
Four students scoop straight A*s. After earning four A* grades each, Katherine Monks is now off to read Natural Sciences: Physics at Cambridge while Yanyi Li will study Economics at the London School of Economics. With three A* grades each, Ailsa Cookson will read Spanish and Portuguese at Oxford and Charlotte Wootton will read Biological Sciences at Durham.
STEM-ming the decline
The results come after the Girls Day School Trust spoke of the value of empowering young women by encouraging so-called ‘disruptive’ behaviour such as asking questions and challenging information. In June Putney High School challenged its sixth formers with lessons in improvised comedy, to encourage them to think on their feet and take risks.
Dr Denise Lodge, Headmistress of Putney High School, said:
At Putney, subjects with 100% A* or A grades include German, Latin and Music. Every entry for the Extended Project qualification – much valued by universities - achieved an A*or A grade.
August 15, 2013