UPDATE: Exceptional GCSE results for Withington Girls' School, with 96% of pupils awarded A* or A grades

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WITHINGTON Girls' School celebrated a raft of exceptional GCSE and IGCSE results today, with 73 per cent of all entries achieving the elite A* grade, and 96 per cent being awarded A* or A grades, defying the national downwards trend.

Results are as follows, A* to G, A* to C in brackets.

M Adebambo 10 (10); A Ahmad 10 (10); K Ahmed 10 (10); J Amaya 11 (11); K Banga 10 (10); C Bernstein 11 (11); A Brown 10 (10); I Byrne 11 (11); C Cartmill 10 (10); A Chopra 11 (11); A Coen 9 (9); S Cooke 10.5 (11); A Denton 11 (11); T Drobnis 12 (12); G Eden 10 (10); J Eyre 11 (11); K Fairfield 11 (11); H Foot 11 (11); S Gill 10 (10); M Gold 10 (10); F Gray 11 (11).


M Hale 10 (9); R Haslam 10 (10); N Hassoon 10 (10); S Heirati 11 (11); F Hilton 10 (10); E Hindley-Skelt 10 (10); E Hughes 11 (11); I James 10 (10); M James 11 (11); P Jones 11 (11); D Kohli 11 (11); D Kohli 11 (11); E Langley 10 (10); H Lederer 11 (11); S Loftus 10 (10); T Mai 11 (11); A Mamo 11 (11); G Mann 10 (10); S Martland 10 (10); J McLean 10 (10); M Melton 10 (10); C Menzies 10 (10); C Morgan 11 (11).


S Naqvi 10 (10); O Ngan 11 (11); P Palfreyman 11 (11); K Panchmatia 10 (10); C Pang 10 (10); T Philips 9 (9); A Ponnapalli 10 (10); N Qazi 11 (11); J Quirke 11 (11); V Ramesh 12 (12); M Redhead 10 (10); E Richens 11 (11); I Risino 10 (10); N Robinson 10 (10); S Saeed 10 (10); A Shah 10 (10); C Sheehan 11 (11); K Sinclair 10 (10); E Stonehouse 11 (11); S Sulaivany 11 (11).


H Taghinejadi 11 (11); C Taylor 10 (10); N Thomason 10 (10); G Wagenblast 10 (10); S Wang 11 (11); G Ward 10 (10); H Ward 11 (11); E Webber 11 (11); S Wei 11 (11); I Whittick 10 (10); M Williams 11 (11); E Wilson 10 (10); K Wilson 10 (10); N Wynn 9.5 (10); E Yen 12 (12); J Zeng 12 (12); C Zheng 11 (11).

The percentage of pupils achieving the top two grades is an increase of four per cent over last year’s Withington results.

From the total cohort of 81 upper fifth candidates, more than one third achieved a clean sweep of A*s in every subject taken and 99.5 per cent of entries achieved A* to B grades. 

This year’s Withington results included strong performances in IGCSE subjects, selected for their more rigorous academic challenge.


Achievements in mathematics, English and the sciences at IGCSE were impressive with 99 per cent of girls securing A* or A grades in mathematics and 94.5 per cent gaining the top two grades in the sciences.

For the first time the school entered some pupils for the IGCSE in further mathematics and from a group of 38 girls, one achieved an A grade and 37 were awarded A*, 23 with distinction.

In music and drama too, students were star performers with 100 per cent A* or A grades achieved in both subjects.


In addition to their GCSE and IGCSE qualifications, 76 girls also gained A-level Two National Award in ICT, with distinction.

Headmistress, Sue Marks, said: “Whilst there has been a national downward trend in top grades achieved, at Withington we have actually improved  on our own year-on-year performance, with an increase from 92 per cent last year to 96 per cent of girls this year achieving A* or A grades.”   


“Our girls take a minimum of nine different subjects at GCSE or IGCSE, often more, across a broad and balanced curriculum which has at its core mathematics, English literature, English language, the sciences and at least one modern foreign language.


“This provides all our pupils with the necessary foundation for Advanced Level study and helps enable them to achieve places at the most selective universities in the country.”


 

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