CRIES of joy filled the air as students received outstanding A-level results at Alderley Edge School for Girls.

Sixth-formers hugged parents and friends as they opened their envelopes.

Almost one third of all grades were A*- A and two thirds of all grades were A*- B.

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Among the many careers lined up, successful students hope to become doctors and lawyers as well as artists and graphic designers.


Sahar Chammout, from Alderley Edge, received AAAC and will go to Leeds to read medicine.

Knutsford Guardian: Isabella Thomlinson is off to study history and politics at Oxford Brookes UniversityIsabella Thomlinson is off to study history and politics at Oxford Brookes University (Image: Supplied)

Another future medic, Lucy Collis, received AAA and will study medicine at Nottingham.

Staying in the field of science, Isobel Hiscocks, from Wilmslow, will study chemistry at Imperial College, London.

Jemima Bennett, from Wilmslow, will study law at the University Manchester, after achieving outstanding grades in English language, English literature, history and biology.

Amelie Taylor Carruthers plans to study physics and astronomy.

Isabelle Thomlinson is studying history and politics at Oxford Brookes University.

Thiollier Ashton will be reading environment science at Plymouth whilst her twin sister, Ellie will study graphic design at Loughborough.

Lauren Hall has been accepted to read fine art in Edinburgh.

Clarissa Rigby has chosen to specialise in rural enterprise and land management at Harper Adams.

Lauren Hall has taken up a fine art course at Edinburgh.

Headmistress Nicola Smillie said: “We are all delighted with this year’s results.

“It’s been a tough year for A Levels as results settle down to pre-pandemic grading, however our students have proven that an education here opens doors to many aspirational career routes.”

“I would like to congratulate all of the girls in their achievements and wish them well as they move onto their next chapter.”

Head of sixth form Jess Billington said: “This year’s Year 13 have not had it easy, they missed much of their GCSE years as well as their exams in Year 11.

“They then returned to school to embark on their A-level courses in what was an unknown era.

“The girls have been incredibly supportive of each other arranging group revision sessions, being there for one another and boosting morale through to their final exams.

“The results of every girl are a testament to the hard work they have put in and we couldn’t be prouder.”