Highest ever A-A* at GCSE!
Members of the Fifth Form were jubilant as they opened their GCSE results this morning. The year group achieved the best ever crop of results with the number of A*s awarded soaring to 54% and the number of A-A*s reaching a high of 88%, which exceeded last year’s results by 7%. 98% of the exams were awarded B-A* grades.
An impressive 24 pupils, out of 107, received 9 or more A*s, with four obtaining a stunning 11 A* grades. Although pupils did well across the board, results in the science subjects were particularly outstanding: with 70% achieving an A* in Chemistry, 65% an A* in Physics and 60% an A* in Biology.
Among the many success stories was Third Evie Foster who achieved an A* in her Spanish GCSE. Every one of the U4 pupils who took their French GCSE a year early achieved an A*, and 91% of U4 mathematicians achieved an A*.
Mary Ireland said that these results were, “absolutely fantastic with more than half of the exams being awarded A*s. Our pupils have worked really hard for these results, coping with demanding coursework and have been very well prepared by inspiring teaching which stretches them beyond the demands of the examination syllabus.”