A-levels results day 2017: 'Pioneering' South Hampstead High School students secure 'outstanding' results across board

PUBLISHED: 18:53 17 August 2017 | UPDATED: 14:40 18 August 2017

South Hampstead High School student Alexandra Willis with her A-level results.

South Hampstead High School student Alexandra Willis with her A-level results.


It's been another outstanding year for South Hampstead High School after 73pc cent of students managed to secure A* or A grades - a figure which is about three times above the national average.

South Hampstead High School student Zoe Tara Zeigherman.South Hampstead High School student Zoe Tara Zeigherman.

The results – which saw 28pc awarded A*s and 92pc were given A* to B grades – have secured students places at universities including Oxford and Cambridge, as well as US colleges, medical schools and art courses.

Headmistress Vicky Bingham said: “I am so proud of our pupils’ successes. They have worked extremely hard and made such a significant contribution to our community.

“I am particularly delighted that in a year with so much change at national level, our pupils have continued to excel. I wish our pioneering young women every success in the next exciting chapter of their lives.”

Alexandra Willis, heading to Oxford to read chemistry, achieved four A*s in chemistry, mathematics, further mathematics and art & design. “I’m a bit overwhelmed,” she said. “I’ve been at South Hampstead since reception. The best thing about this school is how incredibly supportive the teachers are. I really couldn’t be more grateful.”

Zoe Tara Zeigherman, an accomplished dancer who has choreographed major performances at South Hampstead High School, is off to Georgetown University, USA, after a gap year which will include an internship in the Israeli parliament and voluntary work in Fiji and Vietnam. Zoe Tara achieved all A*s and As in English literature, German, government and politics and history.

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