Top marks in the country for RGS Geography A Level student


RGS student, Sophie Gunning, gained top marks nationally in her Geography A Level exam last summer. In recognition of this wonderful achievement, she received a coveted Excellence Award from the Royal Geographical Society, which was presented to her by Headmaster, Shaun Fenton.

The Royal Geographical Society’s Excellence Awards recognize and celebrate the hard work and success of a small number of students who achieve the highest marks nationally in Geography. Sophie joined RGS in Sixth Form from Millais School in Horsham and excelled academically from the beginning.

Geography teacher, Viv Godbold was impressed with her attitude.

‘Sophie settled in to school life quickly and embraced the subjects she was studying. Her attitude was brilliant and I am so pleased that she has been recognized by the Royal Geographical Society’.

Sophie achieved top grades in all her A Level subjects last year and chose to study History at Brasenose College, Oxford which she is thoroughly enjoying. She was delighted to receive such a prestigious award.

‘I was really pleased and surprised that I had come top in Geography. It has motivated me to make sure I keep up with Geography whenever I can’.

RGS Headmaster, Shaun Fenton said

‘This is a fantastic achievement and a reflection of Sophie’s excellent academics and the commitment of the Geography department at RGS. The fact that Sophie is studying History at Oxford highlights her exceptional academic ability and I look forward to hearing about her progress in the coming years’.

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