WITHINGTON Girls’ School pupils have achieved an outstanding set of examination results, securing the top A* grade in 83 per cent of non-reformed GCSE papers taken this year, with an exceptional 97 per cent attaining grades A* to A.

In the more rigorous newly reformed English Literature and English Language courses, pupils performed extremely well.

Overall, 93% of all papers taken by the cohort of 70 girls were awarded the top A* to A and 9 to 7 grades.

Withington is delighted that its Year 11 girls have excelled across the curriculum and in many subjects A* was the average grade achieved, including in mathematics where 91 per cent of entries were graded A*, biology (91%), chemistry (87%), physics (91%), double award science (84%), and geography (80%). In computer science and ICT (the ECDL GCSE equivalent) 100 per cent of grades were A* and in further mathematics 81 per cent of the 47 entries were awarded the exceptional A* grade ‘with Distinction’ or A*.

In the creative subjects, Art, Drama and Music, 100 per cent of pupils achieved A* or A, while almost every Withington girl also gained at least one GCSE in a modern foreign language, with the vast majority being awarded an A* or A grade. In Latin and Greek, 100 per cent of all grades were A* or A.

Withington’s Headmistress, Sarah Haslam, said, ‘These are wonderful results which are richly deserved by all of our Year 11 pupils – they have worked hard, showing great commitment to their studies, and also played a full part in the wider life of the school – they have so much to look forward to in the sixth form and beyond.

"I am delighted for the girls and their families and also for their teachers whose excellent teaching and support for the girls has enabled them to achieve this outstanding success.’

Withington Girls’ School will be holding open days during the autumn term. There will be opportunities to visit its junior and senior schools on November 9 and 11 and a sixth form event is being held on October 3.

An Open afternoon will also run on 26th September 26 when girls hoping to join Year 7 in 2018 can experience the school on a working day. Interested parties should contact WGS Admissions on 0161 224 1077 or admissions@wgs.org