24 Aug

GCSE Results

King Edward VI High School for Girls is celebrating yet another set of outstanding GCSE results; girls achieved 82% A* grades and 97% A*/A, outperforming last year’s record results, which had in turn broken the previous year’s record results.

In a year group of 75 pupils, 35 girls achieved 10 or more A* grades, a truly remarkable feat, particularly given the range of academic subjects taken by these girls, many of whom excel in so many other ways, whether on the games field, in a concert hall, on stage, in debates, Olympiads and competitions.
Principal Ann Clark said: ‘It has been an absolute pleasure to work with this year group who have contributed to the life of the school in so many different ways. These exceptional results are a testimony to their strong academic focus, excellent work ethic and the dedication of their teachers. We are extremely proud of the girls and delighted for them, their families and all members of the school community who have played a part in their success.’

Against a climate which has seen numbers of Modern Linguists drop dramatically at all levels, girls achieved 100% A* in Spanish, 100% A* in Greek and 92% A* in French (a core subject for all 75 girls). Performance in the separate sciences was equally impressive; all girls took all 3 sciences achieving 76% A* in Biology, 79% A* in Physics, and a stunning 93% A* in Chemistry.

There has been much talk in the media in recent months about the impact of the new GCSEs in Mathematics, English Language and English Literature. Fortunately, girls and staff have been shielded from the level of uncertainty and Angst brought about by the introduction of the new grading system this year as our pupils have taken IGCSEs (International GCSEs), which we feel offer excellent preparation for A Level and beyond.