Bromley High A-levels 2021 – Brilliant Results; Bright Futures
Congratulations to our Upper Sixth on their superb A-level results.
10th August 2021 — “We are absolutely delighted by the outstanding achievement of our A-level students this year”, said Angela Drew, Headmistress. “These brilliant results are so well deserved. They are a testament to the dedication and expertise of our teachers, the excellence of our provision for online learning and, most of all, the determination of an intellectually gifted year group to continue to excel in the face of the extraordinary challenges of the past 18 months.”
This year’s Upper Sixth have the brightest of futures ahead of them. Bromley High’s traditional strengths in STEM subjects are well represented in the numbers of students winning sought after places at highly selective universities to study Medicine, Dentistry, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering and Biology whilst the breadth of their A-level curriculum is reflected by those girls electing to study Art, Music, Film, Photography, Fashion and Performing Arts.
Durham, Manchester, Oxford, UCL, KCL, Exeter, Warwick, Leeds, St Andrew’s and Edinburgh were all popular university choices this year with students also winning places at prestigious institutions abroad such as the University of Leiden in the Netherlands and Georgetown in the USA.
Ellen Millwood (pictured below) who achieved A*s in French, Spanish and Latin, will be studying Modern Languages at Oxford where she will be joined by Sophia Short, the school’s inaugural Steinway Scholar, who will study Music having achieved an A* in Music and As in Chemistry and Mathematics.
“Without the opportunities Bromley High provided, I wouldn’t have been able to get an offer from such a prestigious university where I am delighted to be continuing my education. I will always be immensely grateful to the school for their continued support throughout the past ten years of my education and especially in their role in helping to secure my offer” says Sophia. Meanwhile a delighted Ellen says “I have been able to achieve a life-long dream with the support from my teachers. I am immensely grateful for everything the school has done.”
Kessley Janvier, who achieved A*s in History and Politics and an A in Biology, will be studying at Georgetown. She follows in the footsteps of previous successful Sixth Formers who chose to study at other top US universities including Princeton, Yale and Rice. “I found that Georgetown’s unique course in Biology of Global Health was perfect given my interest in biology and politics. Georgetown’s academic rigour coupled with its location in the US capital of Washington D.C. made it the ideal university for me”, said Kessley.
Sara Schneidermann, who achieved A*s in French, Geography and Psychology and an A in German, will study Liberal Arts and Sciences at Leiden University in The Netherlands. “I grew up in Brussels studying at a local French school and an international school, where I met people from all over the world. I wanted to have this experience reflected in my university studies, which is why I chose a European university,” said Sara. “My chosen course at Leiden is considered one of the best taught in English in the Netherlands.”
Bromley High shortlisted for Independent School of the Year award
Bromley High School is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for an Independent School of the Year award in the Sporting Achievement category.
2nd July 2020 — Bromley High School is delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for an Independent School of the Year award in the Sporting Achievement category.
Independent Schools of the Year 2020 is an awards scheme which celebrates the success stories of schools and their students across the independent education sector. Showcasing the excellence of the educational experience available to students of all backgrounds, the awards recognise ways in which independent schools prepare young people for their future lives. This year, a record number of schools from across the country entered nominations into the 20 awards categories.
The Sporting Achievement category is for the school which most impresses the judges with the impact that sport has on students throughout the School both through the breadth of opportunity and participation, and the competitive achievements of its students relative to their age and stage of development.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be shortlisted for this prestigious award. This achievement highlights our commitment to sport and reflects how Bromley High successfully nurtures sporting talent” says Victoria Clemens, Director of Sport.
This year, Bromley High School has achieved huge successes in sport at regional and national level. In hockey, our U16 team reached the National Hockey Finals in 2020 and was placed 3rd in the country. In swimming we were 2019 and 2020 Freestyle & Medley Relay Champions in the prestigious Bath and Otter Cup for Independent Schools. In netball, we were the 2019 U12 Netball Champions in the London Youth Games.
The results of the award will be announced in October.
Bromley High School Celebrates Outstanding A-level Success
We are delighted with the success of our Upper Sixth on achieving fantastic A-level results this year, with 51% of all results graded A* or A and 81% A*-B.
15th August 2019 — In keeping with our award winning STEM provision, there were outstanding results in Science where 44% of Chemistry students achieved A*s and Mathematics where 40% of grades were A*s. There were similarly impressive performances in the Humanities: over 80% of Economics and Geography results were A* or A and in History and Spanish students achieved 90% A*/A and 100% A*/A grades respectively.
Special congratulations go to six of our girls who achieved three or more A* grades. Emma Zhang will study Maths at University College London, after achieving A*s in Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths and an A in Physics. Tara Hinds and Evelyn Jamieson achieved A*s in Economics, Geography and Maths and will both study Economics at Birmingham University.
Gwen Shepherd, Charlotte Wistow and Rhiannon Hughes were all awarded A*s in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. Gwen and Charlotte will be studying Medicine at Edinburgh University and St George’s respectively, with Rhiannon pursuing a degree in Biochemistry at Bristol University.
“I’m so shocked to have achieved such amazing results,” said Rhiannon. “After studying at Bromley High School since I was 4 years old, this is the perfect ending to my time here. I’d like to thank all my wonderful teachers for their support.”
Many other exceptional girls will be pursuing exciting opportunities. Fabien Gnehm, goalkeeper for the Austrian National Under 21 hockey team, will study at the prestigious Radboud University in the Netherlands whilst continuing with her successful career in hockey.
“We are delighted that our Leavers’ hard work has been rewarded with such outstanding results,” said Angela Drew, Headmistress of Bromley High School. “They are a wonderful group of young women who have very bright futures ahead of them and we are very proud of their achievements.”
Bromley High Junior School reaches finals in the 2019 Childnet Film Competition
Pupils from Bromley High Junior School attended a showcase event at the British Film Institute in London last month, for a private screening of their film which was a finalist in the primary category of the 2019 Childnet Film Competition.
6th August 2019 — With over 120 entries from across the UK, Bromley High Junior School was one of three films shortlisted within the 60 second film category: 'Our Future Online: The internet belongs to me and this is how it's going to be'.
Judged by a panel of experts from BAFTA, the BBC, BBFC and the BFI, their film will now be used as internet safety resources to educate other young people about how to use the internet.
This year BBC Own It will also showcase the finalists’ films, providing a unique opportunity for the young people to reach even more of their peers with their online safety message.
Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet, said “Over the last 10 years we have seen some amazing films entered in the competition, and it is so exciting to see how these have changed over the years.
The 2019 Film Competition has seen some really inspiring entries, which show creative skills and a real passion for online safety and educating their peers.
Each year we run this competition we have had great support, including from our excellent team of judges.
We have seen the impact that these films can have, with many schools across the UK using them as educational tools. The event today was a great opportunity for the young people to see their films on the big screen at the BFI and to celebrate their creativity and achievements.”
The Minister Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, also attended the event, telling the finalists “The competition’s theme, “Our Future Online”, is one that we fully support at the Department for Education.
Well done on putting your time, energy and creativity into coming up with ideas for making the internet a better place for us all. Whoever wins today, you are all inspiring.
Wherever I go in the UK, I am always energised and rejuvenated by meeting young people like you. And it fills me with confidence for the future of our internet knowing that it will be in your generation’s hands.”
The winning films from the Childnet Film Competition can be viewed at www.childnet.com/film-competition
English Primary Schools Chess Association Zonal Competition
The U9 A-team are to be congratulated on achieving a very impressive second place, winning silver medals and qualifying for the EPSCA semi-finals in May.
6th February 2018 — With flourishing chess clubs at school, we are delighted that 17 Bromley High Junior School girls took part in the English Primary Schools Chess Association (EPSCA) zonal competition that was held on 3rd February 2018 at Eltham College.
All teams played well against strong competition from local schools and the U9 A-team of Sophia, Rhea, Phoebe, Anjola, Alina and team captain Roxolana are to be congratulated on achieving a very impressive second place, winning silver medals and qualifying for the EPSCA semi-finals in May.
Kent Swimming Individual Championships, Jan 13 2018
Three girls represented Bromley High School at the Kent Swimming Individual Championships in Thanet, Margate: Evelyn Davis (Y9), Annabel Smith (Y9) , and Lilly-Marie Derry (Y7). All three won Silver medals.
24th January 2018 — Three girls represented Bromley High School at the Kent Swimming Individual Championships in Thanet, Margate: Evelyn Davis (Y9), Annabel Smith (Y9) , and Lilly-Marie Derry (Y7). All three won Silver medals.
Annabel was 2nd in her age group the 100m Fly and 4th in 100m Backstroke;
Evelyn was 2nd in 100m Freestyle and 7th in the 100m Backstroke.
Lilly-Marie was 2nd in the 11/12yrs 100m Backstroke and 4th in the 200m Individual Medley.
“These are great results and we are so proud.” Bromley High PE Department
“It was a great experience for us all – many thanks to the PE staff and special thanks to Mrs Bernatovitch for support.” Lilly-Marie, Evelyn, and Annabel