Francesca and Abi

Shrewsbury High School Sixth Formers have demonstrated once again their talent and resilience in navigating an unpredictable examinations landscape by achieving another excellent set of A-level results in 2023. With 89% of students heading off to their first choice of university it has been another successful results day at the school.  SHS students will take up places this autumn to study subjects including Medicine, Linguistics, Classics, Music and Korean Studies, Architecture, Business, Politics and Photography at universities across the country including Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Exeter, Liverpool, Cardiff and Warwick.

Fine Art, Drama, Music, English Literature, Maths, Further Maths, History, Latin and French all achieved a remarkable 100% A*- B bucking the national concern around this year’s results and with 4/5ths of students heading to their first choice university, there was plenty to celebrate at the girls’ schools this morning.

Abi with Director of Music Mr Bunn

In individual stories, and demonstrating the range of courses chosen by SHS students, Abi Kulemeka is the first student to leave Shrewsbury High to study Music and Korean Studies at Sheffield University and she will be joined there by Antonia Barton who will read Medicine and Rosie Brick who will be studying Chemical Engineering.

In an outstanding achievement, Rosie has been awarded a scholarship by the university for being the student entering the course with the highest A level grades – a phenomenal award in a largely male-dominated subject.

Rosie Brick

Phoebe Pryce Boutwood heads to the University of Cambridge to study Linguistics, Isabel Clarke to the University of Oxford to read English Language and Literature.  At Exeter University, Niamh Edwards will read History, Olivia Griffiths-Ingall Geography and Evee Stevenson-Lee will study Exercise and Sports Science.  At Cardiff University Uma O’Hara will read English Literature after achieving straight A*s and Maisy Record will study Architecture.  Maddie Ayers and Olivia Benion will also be studying Architecture at the University of Liverpool.  Just a few examples of the varied courses Sixth Formers have chosen this year.

Lois will take up Sport and Exercise Science

Headteacher Jo Sharrock praised her year 13 students and is delighted that following their hard work they will now be heading off for an exciting array of university courses, industry apprenticeships and gap years. “I am so proud of our brilliant year 13s, both for their academic successes, and the young, confident women they have become during their time at Shrewsbury High. They deserve all of the success they are enjoying today and I know they will head out into the world, ready to embrace and enjoy the adventures that await them”.

“We are very proud at Shrewsbury High of the breadth of academic excellence at A level with A*s to be found in subjects from Art, English and Geography to Latin, Chemistry, Politics and Physics. Our A level results are testament to the brilliance and ambition of our students and indeed our dedicated teachers, with whom they work so closely and who know our students so well, as well as the ongoing support of all school staff and parents.

“Congratulations to all our students.  I wish them every success and happiness for the very bright futures that lie ahead”.