Upper College (Year 11) girls are celebrating College's best GCSE results for well over 10 years, with the top A* / 9 / 8 grades accounting for almost three quarters (74.6%) of all results.

Despite 2018 bringing a turbulent year of GCSE reforms nationally, with many students’ results now coming under both the old A*-E and the new 9-1 grading systems, pupils have achieved an impressive 92.5% of all results at the A*-A / 9-7 grade.

Under the new system, grade 9 is classified as higher than an A* grade. At College, 42.3% of results were awarded this highest 9 grade, nearly 10 times the national average of 4.3% of grades.

Top achievers at the school include 25 girls who have received straight A* / 9 / 8 grades, accounting for more than a fifth of the total year group. Remarkably, almost two thirds of pupils (65.3%) have achieved straight A*-A / 9-7 grades across all their subjects.

Students have been awarded over 90% A*-A / 9-7 grades across 19 subjects. These include core subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths and English Literature, many languages including German, Arabic, Italian, Chinese, French, Japanese and Russian, and a broad range of other subjects such as History, Geography, Art, Food & Nutrition, Music, PE and RS.

Across the cohort of 118 pupils taking GCSEs, A*-B / 9-5 grades account for 99.0% of results this year.

Principal Eve Jardine-Young said: “These spectacular results reflect the dedication and commitment of all our girls and staff, and I am absolutely delighted for them all.”

For more information, please visit our Exam Results page.

(Article updated 11th September 2018)