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17th August 2018

A talented trio of friends at St Brendan’s Sixth Form College are all smiles today, after receiving the news that they are off to join some of the UK’s top universities and delve deeper into the world of STEM.

Maddie, Beth and Lois

Maddie, Beth and Lois

The three female students from St Brendan’s collected an impressive combination of six A*s, three A’s and a B between them and are now going their separate ways to study degrees within the STEM field.

Maddie Prottey came to St Brendan’s from Brimsham Green School and studied Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths at A-level. She achieved an impress set of three A*s yesterday and will be going on to Oxford University to study Mathematics.

Maddie’s friend and peer Beth McFarlane also studied Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths at College. Beth has been a friend of Maddie’s since high school and secured a set of three A*s like her friend! Now the pair will be going their separate ways, as Beth heads to Durham University to study Natural Sciences.

Lois Day will also be heading off to a Russell Group university in September to study a STEM subject like her friends. Lois came to St Brendan’s from Wellsway School to study Geography, Physics, Maths and Further Maths and has left the College with an impressive A* in Maths, A in Further Maths, A in Physics and a B in Geography. Lois will be studying Physics at the University of Manchester this Autumn.

Principal Michael Jaffrain commented, “I couldn’t be happier for Maddie, Beth and Lois and I am so proud of all they have achieved. With just 13% of the overall UK STEM workforce being female, it is exciting to see so many of our female students going on to pursue careers within fields including Maths, Physics and Computing. Thanks to these three women and others like them, the future for STEM looks brighter than ever and I am excited to see their journeys unfold from here.