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Channing School champions students’ ability to combat tougher exams on A-levels results day

PUBLISHED: 17:55 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:55 16 August 2018

Channing School students with their results on A-level results day. Photo by Matthew Pull.

Channing School students with their results on A-level results day. Photo by Matthew Pull.

Matthew Pull

The headteacher of Channing School has championed the ability of her students to combat tougher exams on A-level results day.

Channing School headteacher Barbara Elliott. Photo by Matthew Pull. Channing School headteacher Barbara Elliott. Photo by Matthew Pull.

Channing is once again among the top performing girls’ schools in the country after students achieved a 100per cent pass rate, with 86.7pc of grades at A* to B and 62.6pc at A* to A.

Headteacher Barbara Elliott said “I am very proud of my students’ achievements.

“Recent changes to the A-level courses have increased the challenges for all students, making it harder than ever to get top grades. Therefore these excellent results can be seen as an endorsement of a Channing education.”

Amelia Khavari was awarded three A*s and an A* for her EPQ and has a place at Imperial to read computing. Amelia’s EPQ was about the role of AI in games and she created a games programme which makes it impossible for the computer to be beaten.

Zoe Thompson and Davina Dempsey. Photo by Matthew Pull.Zoe Thompson and Davina Dempsey. Photo by Matthew Pull.

“I found it really rewarding to see the programme beating me,” she said. “Doing the optimisations was really exciting.”

Olivia Ryb was awarded three A*s and has a place at Newcastle University to read archaeology.

She said: “I have always wanted to do something extraordinary and exciting so I wasn’t sure that university was going to be the thing for me, but I am excited about going to Newcastle.

“All my teachers at Channing have been inspirational and I have had the best seven years ever.”

Mrs Elliott added: “I am always delighted to share in our students’ successes and excitement about their futures, confident that Channing has played a key role in helping them fulfil their aspirations.”

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