December 2021

Class of 2021 – In the Media

The results are in and we are delighted to announce the outstanding achievements of our Year 12 Class of 2021. Their hard work and dedication this year in unprecedented circumstances are admirable. A wonderful group of young women is about to embark on the next chapter of their lives with courage and confidence.

Creative Response to Northanger Abbey

“Catherine crept further under her bedclothes, her blood chilled, a cold sweat on her forehead; she was unable to forget the horrible thoughts the day had brought her. What had begun as an innocent walk through the gardens, a pleasurable tour through the Abbey, had rapidly become a day of terror and suspicion.” An excerpt from Sarah Adam’s year 12 Literature Creative Response. The accompanying artwork is by Year 11 student Sophie Neil, Narrative Mixed Media. Read on below.

Comparative Essay on Stasiland by Anna Funder and Never Let me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

“Anna Funder’s literary non-fiction novel Stasiland and Kazuo Ishiguro’s elegiac dystopian novel Never Let Me Go both consider the necessity and desire for human connection that people experience no matter the situation they may find themselves in.” An excerpt from Dominique Banjac’s Year 12 English Comparative Essay. The artwork is by Jacy Lu, Tonal Treasures photography. Read the full piece below.

Focus Analysis on Sylvia Plath’s Poetry

“Central to her work as a confessional poet, Plath’s painfully honest poetry explores the idea of the self and seeks to highlight those persistent threats, through which a woman’s identity is questioned.” An excerpt from Elizabeth O’Sullivan’s Year 11 Literature Focus Analysis. The accompanying artwork is by Lara Venema, Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas.

Creative Response to The Freedom of the City

The stage is fully lit. A civil rights meeting is being held in Guildhall Square and is being addressed by a WOMAN. She is holding an old loudhailer in one hand and has been caught by a watercannon – her hair is drenched. An excerpt from Saskia Heng’s Creative Response to The Freedom of the City in Year 11 Literature. The accompanying artwork is by Tabitha Marsland, Year 7, an Observational Hand Sketch Pastel on Black. Read the full piece below.

Creative Response to Gattaca

“One stroke. Two strokes. Three strokes. Breathe.” An excerpt from Isabelle Schenck’s Year 11 English Creative Response to the film Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol. Read on below. The artwork is by Amy Savenake, Dreams and Nightmares Acrylic on Canvas.