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City of London

School for girls

Exam Results

“Pupils’ achievement is exceptional.”  ISI Report 2015



Students achieved an exceptional set of exam results in 2017. The cohort achieved a 100 per cent pass rate across all subjects, with 85 per cent gaining A* and A grades only. A record 47 per cent of entries were graded A*, an increase of 11 percentage points on last year’s results.  City girls therefore bucked the national trend that saw girls achieve less A* grades in 2017 than in 2016.

Amongst the best results were Modern Foreign Languages (German, French, Spanish and Chinese) with 72 per cent of entries being graded A*.  Those studying STEM subjects once again excelled, with 90 per cent achieving A* to A in these subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and Design Technology). Over 30 students accepted places to study STEM subjects at university. 78 per cent of those studying Further Maths achieved an A* grade, with 100 per cent achieving A* or A.

Headmistress, Mrs Ena Harrop said: “We are truly delighted with the exams results. This year's cohort has achieved an unprecedented number of high grades and we are incredibly proud of what every single one of our students has achieved. They have worked very hard and have coped admirably with the uncertainties surrounding the new exams syllabi.

“I am very grateful to our staff for their dedication and ability to inspire and support the girls, which have been a crucial element of their success too. As the girls leave us to start university life, we wish them the very best, knowing that their time at City has equipped them very well academically and personally to face up any challenges ahead.”


Following record breaking A-level results, our students have smashed another school record, with 79.8 per cent of GCSE entries graded A*. This represents an average of eight A* grades per student and an overall increase of 1.4 per cent on last year’s results, reflecting the students’ hard work and determination. 97 per cent of entries were graded A* to A, and 90 of the cohort achieved nine or more A* to A grades.

CLSG is also celebrating many individual successes, with two students receiving 12 A*s and a further 12 students achieving 11 A* grades. Once again, students have excelled in STEM subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, DT Product Design and Computer Science). 94% of entries in those subjects were graded A* or A.

Students have excelled in subjects as varied as computer science and Greek (Classical), where an impressive 100 percent of students achieved A* grades. Other successes include 100% A*-A grades in Art, English Language, English Literature, History and Spanish.

Headmistress, Ena Harrop said: “We are delighted with our GCSE results this year, which represent an all-time record in terms of A* grades. I am thrilled to see that the pupils’ efforts over the last two years have led them to such fantastic results. Such results will give them the best starting point for their Sixth Form studies and therefore, they should feel not just proud but full of confidence!”

Congratulations to all students on their hard work and determination!