Our Year 13 leavers celebrated this morning as they received an excellent set of exam results. The cohort achieved a 100 per cent pass rate across all subjects, with 82 per cent of entries graded A* or A.
47 per cent 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 per cent 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 per cent of entries being graded A*. Those studying languages once again excelled, with 100 per cent achieving A* to A grades in Ancient Greek, Chinese, French, German, Latin and Spanish. 82 per cent of those studying Further Maths achieved an A* grade, with 100 per cent 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, Mrs 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.
“I would also like to thank the academic and pastoral staff for inspiring and supporting the girls throughout the Sixth Form: their efforts are a crucial element in ensuring that our pupils, year on year, achieve the outstanding results that City is well known for.”