Sport and Academic Scholar, Charlotte bags A*A*A plus A* EPQ

Head of School, Charlotte Stenning, was awarded an A* in History, A* in Latin and A in Maths together with an A* in her Extended Project Qualification on the Atlantic slave trade. She is currently contemplating a year out to consider the wide options available to her with these outstanding results.


Charlotte joined the Royal Hospital School from Littlegarth in 2013, and as a highly accomplished sportswoman, she went on to play 1st team netball from Year 9 and 1st team hockey and cricket from Year 11. She completed her Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, gained a Grade 6 in singing and was part of the Eco and Charity School Committees. She also took on leadership roles as Head of House and Captain of Netball before being made Head of School in Year 13.

When asked how she has filled her time over the past few months, she said:

"It was definitely disappointing not to end the year as we had all expected, but the School was very supportive. We had weekly tutor meetings for a catch up and to answer any questions and I used the time to read history books, do an Open University Spanish course, complete the CS50 Harvard coding course and help out around the house - I'm now a master on the lawn mower!

This year has been very peculiar indeed and although I fully understand why this year's exams were cancelled, if we had sat the exams as planned I'm sure the disappointment would have been lessened for some people because they would have at least have been able to get a grade based purely off of their own performance. It is a very uncertain time and I think that the options the government has provided if you are unhappy with your grades at least provide some solace.

I would like to say a huge thank you to all my teachers: it is down to them that I have enjoyed my (almost) seven years of education and that I leave with a passion for learning. I have made some great friends at RHS and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us."