Congratulations to the Upper 6 on a fantastic set of A Level Results. Just under 30% of all grades were awarded an A* and 70% a grade A* or A. Some 94% of all A Levels taken were awarded an A* – B grade. 27 students, about a quarter of the year, achieved two or more A* grades, twelve of whom attained three or more of the top grades.

The achievements of the students will allow the vast majority to take up their first choice university offers and we are so proud of the achievements of every one of them.

It is always the case that the success of the whole year is celebrated on A Level Results Day but there will be many individual stories of students overcoming their own hurdles and challenges when receiving their grades today. All achievements are as a consequence of the encouragement they have received from their dedicated teachers, support staff, parents and the care shown to the students by each other. We thank everyone who has helped to contribute to the success of our outgoing Upper 6th, especially in their time at Habs, whether they began at age 16, 11 or in the Junior School and especially their teachers who go beyond the mere norm to help everyone to achieve their very best.

Good luck Class of 2018 in whatever you choose to do. You are all extraordinary and we wish you all the very best in whatever lies next. Do stay in touch and we look forward to welcoming you back as Old Girls before too long.