Top GCSE results for St Helen’s girls.
After last week’s outstanding A Level results, we are now celebrating the fantastic achievements of our Year 11s who received their GCSE results this morning. We are delighted to share that 42% of all grades awarded were grade 9s, over 70% were grades 9-8 and just under 90% were grades 9-7. 52% of our Year 11 students achieved all grades 9-7, which is the equivalent to all As and A*s. These results are largely in line with last year’s teacher assessed grades and exceed the figures from 2019 which was the last public examination series pre-pandemic.
St Helen’s girls achieved top grades across the whole spectrum of academic subjects. An outstanding 88% of Biology grades were 8s or 9s, as were 89% of grades in Religious Studies. The study of Languages at St Helen’s continues to go from strength to strength and the vast majority of grades in Spanish, French and German were 8 or 9, as were over 90% of Latin grades and 100% of grades in Classical Greek.
In contrast to national trends for girls, this year also saw a record number of entries for Computer Science and Further Maths with the majority of candidates achieving grade 9.
“The girls have worked so hard over the past two years in what have really been very challenging and unsettling circumstances. These impressive results are testament to their work ethic, resilience, and of course, to the support, dedication and expertise of their first-class teachers. While we should absolutely celebrate these grades and the girls’ achievements, these results are only one part of each pupil’s journey at St Helen’s.
As Head, I am immensely proud of the fact that our students achieve as highly as they do whilst also embracing the range of co-curricular opportunities on offer and contributing to the community through charitable projects and volunteering. With these results under their belt, I am optimistic and excited to see what this cohort will go on to achieve in the Sixth Form, but I am equally excited to watch the girls continue to develop into confident, kind, socially aware members of society, and well-rounded individuals.” Alice Lucas – Head
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