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Sherborne Girls is celebrating impressive GCSE results

Published Thursday 21st of August 2014 12:51:25 PM

Following the announcement of outstanding results at A level last week, Sherborne Girls is pleased to announce an equally impressive performance at GCSE.

This year, two-thirds of all GCSE papers have achieved an A* or A grade, with nearly a third of papers achieving an A*. These results are particularly impressive in the context of the national average of passes at A*/A as 21% and at A* announced as 6.7%.

A remarkable 34% of all candidates achieved 9 or more A*/A grades and 42% of girls achieved 8 or more A*/A grades.
Special mention goes to Julia Routledge who achieved an outstanding 12 A* grades, scoring full marks in a number of her subjects including all three sciences. She was followed closely by Nicola Savage who achieved 10 A* grades. Allegra Lindblom, Harriet Comer-Calder and Grace Longman all achieved 9 A* grades; Araminta Parker and Alice Westropp achieved 8 A* grades; Sophia Hutchinson, Kate Hon, Georgina Lane, Alice Lloyd, Leonie Schmiedeberg all achieved 7 A* grades; Stella Botes, Olivia Hetherington, Mairi Galbraith and Madeleine Jannoe all achieved 6 A* grades.

Commenting on the results, Headmistress Jenny Dwyer said, �Congratulations to all the girls who worked so hard to achieve these excellent results. We are delighted that our strength in STEM subjects is demonstrated as it was with our A level results, with girls achieving 37% at A* and 75% at A*/A in these subjects. Our modern linguists have also achieved exceptional results with 39% at A* and 65% at A*/A. There are some amazing individual achievements and we are extremely proud of all our students.�

The full listing of results will be updated on the website in due course.

Picture caption: Julia Routledge with 12 A* grades pictured at prizegiving with Sherborne Girls� Chairman of Governors Mr Stephen Wingfield-Digby.
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