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An Excellent Year for Exam Results

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We are delighted with this year’s A Level and GCSE results which reflect the students’ hard work and effort and the support and dedication of staff and parents.

A Level

This year’s A Level results show that the School has outperformed every metric from 2019 and 2018, the last years of full national exams. The 2019 and 2018 results also include post-results reviews when some grades were uplifted from August results days and thus are the ‘final’ school results.

Year A* % A*-A % A*-B %

These are the best A Level results at the High School since 2013 (excluding the Covid years of 2020 and 2021). It is also noteworthy that the A* results are highest achievement going all the way back to 2010, again excluding 2020 and 2021. The previous high was 30% in 2011.


The girls have also achieved fine results in their GCSEs. This year 14 girls have achieved at least eight grade 9s. Up to and including 2019, the School was using a mix of number and letter grades for GCSEs. The highest that the A*-E grades went up to, in comparison to the current numerical grades, was an 8 (8 = A*, 7 = A), which could lead observers to consider that a grade 9 is equivalent to A** – sadly not currently an actual grade.

The percentage of 64% of students achieving grades 9-8 is the highest the School has on record, going back to 2010, and this has only been surpassed twice in non-covid years, in 2011 and 2018.

Year9 %9-8 %9-7 %
2019Grade 9s were not awarded in alphabetical grading5378
2018Grade 9s were not awarded in alphabetical grading5881

In summary, comparing this year’s results against the old alphabetical grading used in the past shows that almost 2/3 of the GCSE grades have been awarded as A* or better.