GIRLS at St Augustine’s Priory, Ealing, have bucked national trends by achieving outstanding results in STEM subjects.

And, while English Literature is declining nationally, it is in rude health at the school.

Three in five girls achieved their first choice at university against one in five nationally.

A-level results at A or A* are up from 32-34%, surpassing national results where the average fell to 25.5%.

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In the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), more than three quarters of grades achieved were A* - A. The EPQ is highly valued by all the top universities.

Those who undertake an EPQ are prepared intellectually for university through rigorous independent research, which enables students to hone their skills of academic writing and referencing.

In addition, in Year 11 100% of Cambridge IGCSE History candidates achieved the grades 9, 8 and 7, with 54% of pupils achieving the top grade of 9 and 23% achieving grades 8 and 7 equally.