Coloma Convent Girls’ School has achieved outstanding A-level results for 2019, with 28% of grades being A*/A and 64% being A*/B. The Deputy Headteacher, 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 are students progressing to Oxford, Cambridge and to Yale in the USA. Maryam Wocial, Jasmine De Braganca and Shannon Dagnell all secured their places at Oxford. Maryam achieved A*s in Art and English Literature and an A in Music and will read Music at Lincoln College; Jasmine has A grades in French, German and Economics and will read French and German, whilst Shannon’s 4 A-levels included A* in Biology, which she will be reading, and Psychology.
Travelling furthest for her studies, Simone Eligon will be majoring in English Literature at Yale University in the USA. She has a full scholarship for her skills as a footballer, having played for both the Chelsea and Millwall Lionesses academies and will be joining the Yale squad this year as their goalkeeper. She is already in the USA, since the term has started at Yale, but she will be delighted to know she has 3 A grades at A-level in English Literature, Geography and History.
The school is happy that students continue to thrive across a wide range of subjects, including those such as modern foreign languages and music which are under threat in some sixth forms and colleges. As a girls’ school, we are also pleased to have excellent results in STEM subjects. Yelena Persaud achieved 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry and German along with an A in Mathematics and will be studying Medicine at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. A place at Imperial College studying Biomedical Engineering awaits Rabia Dilawar who achieved 4 A grades (in Biology, Chemistry Physics and Maths). Selena Ashlee has a place to study Chemistry at York University, with a year in industry, following her A*s in Biology and Chemistry and A in Mathematics and Asha Jose will be reading Dentistry at Dundee. The continued success in A-level PE also ensures many students have chosen to continue with sports-related courses, so Nell Kinch, for example, will be studying Sport and Exercise Science at Nottingham following her A* in PE and A grades in Biology and Psychology and Grace Scopes will be studying Physiotherapy at King’s College, London with A* grades in PE and Psychology.
Mrs Jackie Johnson, Headteacher, said, “I congratulate all the girls on achieving these fantastic results, which are not only a credit to their hard work, but also to the commitment and enthusiasm provided by the staff and governors 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, 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 attending our Open Evening on Tuesday 8th October 2019 4.30-7.30 pm and by contacting Mrs Ingram, the KS5 coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.