Alongside celebrating the excellent results achieved by our Year 11s, Burgess Hill Girls looks forwarding to welcoming its new academic scholars into the sixth form in September. Below, we celebrate just a few of our new scholars, all of whom have done exceptionally well with the GCSEs.
Abigail joins us from Warden Park, where she has just secured all 7-9s, including nine grade ‘9’s. She will study A levels in science and Maths. Of her experience over the last two years, she said: “Although I found the periods of online learning challenging, I believe it has improved my independence. This is something that will be invaluable during my A level studies, which I am very much looking forward to beginning at Burgess Hill Girls in September.”
Sarah (left) joins us from Oathall School, securing all 7-9s, including seven grade ‘9’s. She is pictured with her sister Ruth (right), also one of our scholars, who has just secured three A*s at A level at Burgess Hill Girls and will shortly study Classics at Cambridge. Sarah will study History and literature at A level, and of her recent results said: “I am so glad that the work of the last two years had paid off, and I’m really looking forward to continuing my education at Burgess Hill Girls’ Sixth Form with the knowledge of what I can achieve.”
Maisie also joins us from Warden Park, where she received all 7-9s with seven grade ‘9’s. An avid historian and artist, she has been awarded both an academic and an art scholarship. Of her GCSEs she said: “I am very pleased with my results and am grateful for what I have learned throughout my GCSEs. The last two years have been challenging, particularly due to the pandemic but also extremely rewarding. I am very much looking forward to moving on to Burgess Hill Girls and doing my A-levels.”
Anah joins us from Millais School where she achieved nine grade ‘9’s. With an incredible record of academic success, and an active figure in local affairs – she is currently the Vice Chair of the West Sussex Youth Cabinet – Anah has been awarded the inaugural BOLD Scholarship at Burgess Hill Girls Sixth Form. She said: “To everyone who has received results in the last few days, I hope you are immensely proud of yourselves and in particular, to those who in the lockdowns, didn’t have their own room or even desk to work on; had unstable internet connection; struggled with mental health issues; had additional responsibilities that meant school work was neglected; had to share devices with siblings; those with learning difficulties who couldn’t get the extra help they need- you are incredible and I wish you relentless success.”
Head Liz Laybourn said: “The outstanding calibre of our incoming sixth formers is a testament to the standards and academic vision of Burgess Hill Girls. These students are only a small number of the new students joining our school this September, and we are incredibly excited about the new perspectives, ideas and values they can bring. We cannot wait to see what they can achieve in the years ahead.”