Students at Coloma Convent Girls’ School have achieved outstanding A Level results for 2018, with 24.6% of grades being A*/A and 61.4% at A*/B. The Year 12 students following STEM subjects also took the AS examinations with great success, 27.9% of students achieving an A grade in AS Mathematics and similarly encouraging results in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Anne-Marie Stott said, “We are extremely proud of our students, of the excellent results they have achieved and of the progress they have made during their time in the Sixth Form.”
Among the many successes is Charlotte Lamb who has a place at Cambridge to read Human, Social and Political Sciences, having gained an A* in Economics along with A grades in History and Government & Politics. Charlotte’s enthusiasm for her area of study has already been amply demonstrated: among other activities she has participated in the Model United Nations Conferences, being a member of a winning delegation, and has encouraged other students at Coloma to become involved.
The breadth of subjects studied by students at Coloma is reflected by the successes of other students. Nikhita Vas achieved 3A*s, in Mathematics, Further Mathematics and English Literature, and will be studying Mathematics at University College London. She will be joined there by Angeline Pesala who will be studying Medicine. Angeline gained A*s in Biology and Chemistry and an A in Mathematics: she has already shown her commitment to Medicine by achieving an A* in her Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) on gene therapy treatments. Helena De Gorrequer Griffith achieved an A* in Art and A grades in French, History and Government & Politics: she has a place at Durham University to read Modern European Languages and History.
Students choosing not to apply to University had already been successful in many alternative fields, for example, gaining apprenticeships with employers such as AECOM. Coloma is also very happy to report that subjects such as music and modern foreign languages, which are under threat in some sixth forms and colleges, continue to thrive at Coloma. As a girls’ school we are also pleased to have excellent results in Mathematics, Physics and other STEM subjects.
Mrs Jackie Johnson, Headteacher, said, “I congratulate all the girls on achieving such fantastic results, which are a credit to their hard work, but that also reflect the commitment and enthusiasm provided by the staff and governors of the school, as well as the support offered by families and friends. Coloma students have a record of achieving great success in degree courses and in careers as diverse as medicine, teaching, banking, sports or the performing arts. Whatever their future may bring, we are happy that all students leave Coloma not only with strong employment skills but with the values and community spirit that enable them to play a full role in society in the future. We wish them all every success and happiness in the future.”
Further details about Coloma Sixth Form can be obtained by contacting Mrs Ingram, the KS5 coordinator at JIngram@coloma.croydon.sch.uk.