17 Aug

A Level Results

Congratulations to girls on their excellent A Level results: 89% grades were A*-B, a remarkable achievement. Principal, Ann Clark said “These results are testimony to the hard work and dedication of girls and staff. We know families will be proud of their daughter’s success”.

36 girls (out of 80) achieved 3 As or more while 62 girls (77.5%) achieved the ‘ABB or better’ criterion regarded as the benchmark for ‘good results’ by our top universities.
In contrast to national norms, where girls are under-represented in science and mathematics, 42% of our entries were in STEM subjects.
73% girls taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), a qualification which requires girls to undertake an independent research project, achieved A*.

These results are all the more noteworthy in a year when new A Level specifications and new style examinations have been introduced in the majority of subjects (13 in total), with a view to increasing academic rigour. In the past, AS examinations were a staging post, providing feedback on progress at the end of Year 12. By contrast, the new A Levels are linear, with terminal examinations at the end of the two year course. Principal, Ann Clark said, “ Teachers and pupils have worked extremely hard to prepare for these new examinations. It has been new territory, with few sample papers available to offer students and staff an insight into new-style assessments. Universities may, in the next few days, be reviewing their offers, because they have places to fill, and want to attract able, dedicated, enthusiastic students like ours.”