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Academic Excellence

The High School for Girls has a national reputation for academic excellence.  Outstanding results are achieved not only through our students gaining the top A* and A grades, but with the progress that every student makes during their time at the High School.  This pursuit of educational success consistently makes the High School for Girls one of the top state schools in the country.

A Level Examination Results

In the summer of 2016 High School Sixth Form students achieved their best ever results in the top grades.  The proportion of qualifications at A*-B rose significantly from 67% in 2015 to 76.1% in 2016, testimony to the dedication, enthusiasm and hard work of both staff and students.

In the national context of falling numbers of A*-A grades being achieved at A-Level, the percentage of qualifications at these grades increased from 36.3% to 41.6%. The High School Sixth Form students achieved above the national average of A* grades.

Individual students had fantastic success.  Over a fifth of the cohort achieved at least 3 As in all three of their A2 qualifications. Students have secured their places on their chosen courses including Oxbridge, Russell Group of universities, Music Colleges and on Art Foundation courses.

In addition to the outstanding results at the top end, 93.3% of all qualifications were graded at least C or above with the overall pass mark at A-Level at 100%.

GCSE Examination Results

Our GCSE students also celebrated success in the summer of 2016. The High School’s commitment to enable all students to believe, achieve and thrive and the outstanding work ethic of our students delivered another year of outstanding results.  Over 70% of all GCSEs taken were graded at A or A*.

Students at the High School continue to make excellent progress from their starting points entering the school.  This was particularly noticeable in the number of the top grades achieved with over a quarter of all GCSEs being awarded at A*

Our outstanding results are just one reason why we have been rated the second best, state-funded secondary school in Gloucestershire. See ‘The Real School Guide for Gloucestershire 2016’. 

Full details of our examination results are available here

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