Coloma Convent Girls’ School has achieved outstanding A Level results for 2017, with the proportion of A* grades increasing to 11.6%, and the figures for A*-A and A*-B being 30.1% and 64.7% respectively. The Head of Sixth Form, Mrs Hilary Meyer, said “We are very proud of all our students, the progress that they have made throughout their time in the Sixth Form, and of their results which have been achieved despite much-reported concerns over national changes at A Level”.
Among the many successes is Laura Shutler, who achieved 3A*s and an A, following on from 11A*s at GCSE: she will be studying Medicine at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. Amber Obasi achieved 3A*s and has a place at Newnham College, Cambridge to study Law; Elsa Withnell has been awarded 3A*s and an A and will be studying General Engineering at Durham and Aisling Duignan-Murphy has achieved 3A*s and will read Psychology at Bristol. There were many other outstanding successes with girls gaining places at Russell Group universities and with courses ranging from Dentistry, Nursing or Music to ‘Football, Business and Media’. Students choosing not to apply to University had already been successful in alternative fields, for example, gaining apprenticeships with employers such as KPMG.
At the same time as completing their academic studies, students have had a full and varied range of extra-curricular activities, with some students having just returned from a choir tour to New York or a trip to Berlin. Our outgoing Sports Captain, Orla Ingram, having played for England in the Lacrosse World Cup with the Coloma team cheering her on, will be studying German and History at Nottingham University.
Coloma is 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.
We congratulate all the girls on achieving so many fantastic results, which are a credit to their hard work, and which also reflect the commitment and enthusiasm provided by the staff, governors and trustees of the school and 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 or the performing arts. Whatever their future may bring, however, 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. JIngram@coloma.croydon.sch.uk