A-level Success for SGGS
2018 Headlines Statistics:
Based on A*/A:
- 99% pass rate (down from 99.7%)
- 79% A*/B (2.2% rise from 76.8%)
- 57% A*/A (12% increase)
- 21.6% A* (up significantly from 13.7%)
- 92 (92% down from 96%) took the EPQ and 57% achieved A*/A (up from 40%)
- 98% achieved places in their chosen institutions or other destinations – including five confirmed Oxbridge successes (from seven holding offers)
2018 Results Mark Another Year of Continuous Improvement for SGGS
Our congratulations go to all of our A-level students as we, along with the students and their parents and carers, celebrate another year of excellent results and some truly fantastic grades. Our outstanding results reflect not only the hard work, resilience and determination of our students, but also the expertise of our teaching staff and their commitment to securing the flightpaths of our learners to their chosen destinations.
Of the 98 students sitting A-levels this summer, 57% secured A* or A (a school best for the last six year and an increase of 12% from 2017), while 79% of their grades were at A*, A or B, which marks another year of continuous improvement in the school’s overall A-level success.
Headteacher Mrs Jacqui Cornell said: “We are immensely proud of what the students and staff have achieved this year. As in previous years, having been alongside these remarkable students through the highs and lows of their studies, it is truly gratifying to see everyone’s hard work pay off in fantastic results and entry to desired courses at university, apprenticeships or employment. We are pleased to see that our students and staff have again risen to the challenge of further new A-levels this year. A huge well done particularly to our students, but also to the parents/carers and staff involved!”
Among the highest achievers were Lucy Hong (five A* grades) who will be taking up her place at Cambridge to read Medicine, and Georgie Cherry (four A* grades) who is to read Maths at St Andrew’s. Five others have also obtained Oxbridge places. Over 90% of our students secured a place at their chosen university, on a wide range of courses ranging from Architecture and Astro-Physics, to Rural Management and Food Science. As in previous years, a small number of high-flying students have taken up other options, such as employment and prestigious apprenticeships with companies including JP Morgan and Lloyds Bank.
As the newest members of the SGGS Alumnae Society, we would like to wish each of our students every success on their next adventure and are proud of our own contribution to ensuring the best possible outcome for them in terms of their destinations.
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SGGS Bucks The National Predictions for GCSE Results
2018 Headlines Statistics:
Across All GCSEs
|A*/A and 9/7||78%|
|5 or more A*/C and 9/4||100%|
Despite national expectations pointing to fewer students attaining the top grade of 9 in this year’s GCSEs, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School is again celebrating the accomplishments of their Year 11 students. 78% achieved grades at 9/7 and A*/A across all of their GCSEs. 30% were at a Grade 9 and a further 26% at a Grade 8.
Headteacher, Jacqui Cornell, said, ‘We are delighted that our trend of excellent achievement continues despite the national predictions. Once again, our Year 11 students and our staff have demonstrated great character in how they have adapted to these changes and uncertainties brought about by the newest tranche of GCSE courses. Our curriculum remains broad and balanced in the face of government changes, enabling our students to excel across all of the courses. Today’s results have placed our students in the best possible position to begin the next phase of their journey to their chosen long-term destination: university, higher apprenticeship or the world of work. We are delighted that many of them are choosing to continue on into our Shottery Sixth Form and I am very much looking forward to celebrating their ongoing successes with them.’
Sixteen students achieved eight or more Grade 9s. All of these girls are heartily congratulated by the school on their outstanding achievement.