“Pupils’ achievement is exceptional.” ISI Report 2015
Our Year 13 leavers celebrated an excellent set of exam results this summer. The cohort achieved a 100% pass rate across all subjects, with 83% of entries graded A* or A.
49% of entries were graded A*, matching last year’s record-breaking achievement. Two thirds of students achieved 3 or more A* or A grades and 98% of all entries were graded A* to B.
Amongst the best results were Art, Chinese, Design Technology, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and French, with 100% of entries being graded A*. Those studying languages once again excelled, with 100% achieving A* to A grades in Ancient Greek, Chinese, French, German, Latin and Spanish. 82% of those studying Further Maths achieved an A* grade, with 100% achieving A* or A.
As well as achieving outstanding academic results, the cohort have taken part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities this year. These include drama and music performances, fundraising for the school’s chosen charity, Street Child, and competing in the national finals of the UK Space Design Competition. A number of students also achieved silver or gold Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Headmistress, Ena Harrop said: “We are very pleased with these exam results. They show once more how much determination and genuine passion for learning City girls bring to their studies.
“We are extremely proud of what every single one of them has achieved: they have worked tremendously hard and showed that the new more rigorous A level qualifications play very much to their strengths. More importantly, in their time with us, this year’s cohort have grown into well rounded, self-aware and socially conscious young women with a real determination to be a force for good. It has been a privilege for us to both teach them and learn from them. We wish them the very best for the future.”
Our students have achieved another set of excellent GCSE results, with 80% of entries graded A* (or 8 to 9). Almost 90% of the year group achieved at least nine A and A* grades (or 7 to 9), with over half of the year group achieving at least nine A* grades (or 8 to 9). 96% of entries were graded A* to A (or 7 to 9).
The school also celebrated many individual successes, with two students receiving 12 A*s (or 8 to 9) and a further 17 students achieving 11 A* grades (or 8 to 9).
Students excelled across a wide range of subjects. In Chinese, Drama, French, Greek (Classical), Italian, Maths, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Spanish and Higher Project Qualification, an impressive 100 percent of the cohort achieved A* to A grades (or 7 to 9).
For the first time, students sat GCSE Physical Education and 100 per cent of candidates achieved an A* grade (or 8 to 9). Over 90 per cent of those studying French, Greek (Classical), Italian, Latin, Maths, Religious Studies and Spanish achieved an A* grade (or 8 to 9).
Headmistress, Ena Harrop said:“We are extremely pleased with our GCSE results. They reflect how hard the girls have worked and how well they have risen to the challenge of the reformed GCSEs. The girls should feel very proud of what they have achieved, especially given how many of them juggle their school work with extra-curricular commitments or other challenges. Exceptional results like these ones can conceal the real stories of determination and grit behind them.”