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

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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

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. - Credit: Archant

“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.

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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.”