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A-level results 2014: The Queen's School

Kelsall triplets celebrate after getting straight A*s across the board

High flying triplets are celebrating after achieving straight A*s in their A-level results as months of hard work pay off at The Queen’s School in Chester.

Continuing with their 100% pass rate, the all-girls school saw a marked increase in the number of students achieving the top A* and A grades, bucking the national trend.

And triplets Grace, Evei and Frances Whorrall-Campbell were among those celebrating the city-based school’s outstanding results – achieving straight A*s across the board.

The terrific threesome, from Kelsall, achieved two A*s and an A* each in their EPQ projects, plus an extremely rare D1 grade (higher than an A*) in their Pre-U Art examination.

Keeping it in the family, all three will now go on to study art foundation at Central St Martin’s School of Art.

Queen’s outstanding results will see many of the school’s students study at prestigious universities and art schools across the country – with one keen sportswoman heading overseas to fulfil her dream to become a lacrosse star.

Fiona Stockton, of Norley, already plays at an international level but will now take up a sports scholarship at Mercer University, in the US state of Georgia.

Headmistress Sarah Clark said: “The girls and staff have worked spectacularly hard this year to achieve this magnificent set of results.

“To have increased our A* and A grades and maintained our 100% pass rate this year is particularly pleasing as the number of these top grades awarded has fallen nationally.

“I wish all of our girls the best of luck with their diverse and fascinating career ambitions.”

Two girls will be taking up places at Cambridge after achieving top marks. Shani de Soysa will be studying medicine at Queen’s College, after achieving three A*s, while Jill Higson will study veterinary science after applying retrospectively to the world-renowned university after achieving four A*s.

A total of six girls from the school will be studying medicine and four pupils are taking up places at prestigious London art colleges.

Harriet Gass achieved two A*s and an A to study medicine at King’s College London, while Mareen Zachariah, who achieved two A*s and one A, and Isobel Pugh, received one A* and two As, will both study medicine at Leeds.

Rhiannon Jones achieved two A*s and two As, and will study medicine at Edinburgh, while Anjali Singh, who achieved one A* and two As in 2013, will also join Mareen and Isobel to study medicine at Leeds.

Aby Prothero will be heading to the nationally acclaimed Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication after achieving an A* and B in her A-levels and a D3 (A) in Art.

The school’s other high fliers include:

Isabelle Ardron, who achieved one A* and two As, plus an EPQ A*, and will attend Durham to study combined arts, while Lucy Fearnall, who achieved A, B, D2 (A*), now heads to Leeds to study environmental and business.

Rachel Kewin, achieved two A*s and one A, will head to Durham to study biological sciences, while Farah Khater, who received one A* and two As, holds a place at UCL to study applied medical sciences.

Lauren Tenner, who achieved one A* and two As, will attend Edinburgh to study English literature and classics, while Natalie Turner, with three As, heads to Birmingham to study business management.

Meanwhile Rebecca Willetts, with three As, is set for Durham to study modern languages.

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