Girls at Portsmouth High School GDST were celebrating this morning after receiving their GCSE results. The school were delighted with 95% of the girls receiving A*-B grades which is more than double the national average of 43.3%. The girls achieved 47% of A*s which is nearly 8 times the national average at 6%. In addition, 78% of grades were A*-A and 98% were A* to C.
‘This again bucks the trend of the “bumpy GCSE results nationally”,’ said Headmistress, Jane Prescott. ‘We credit our success to the hard work of our specialist teachers, disciplined classes and highly regarded, traditional courses, which give our girls a firm foundation for academic excellence.’
Amongst our highest achievers, congratulations go to Christine Addae-Kyereme who was celebrating her 12 A*s and Tegan Hull who received 11 A*s.
In IGCSE modern foreign languages 100% received A*A grades. There was great success in the STEM subjects too with 98% of the girls receiving A*A in Biology , 95% in Physics received A*A and in Computer Sciences 90% received A*A exploding the myth that ‘girls can’t do science’.
Abi Harindra, 15, who opened her results live on BBC Radio Solent, achieved 10 A*s.
‘I am over the moon,’ she said. ‘I never thought I would achieve these grades in a million years. I was really delighted with my maths and science results.
I am planning on taking History, French, Religious Studies and Mandarin for A level but in the meantime, I’m going to go shopping today!’
Esther Pilling, 16, contracted glandular fever two weeks before she took her exams.
‘I’ve got 3 A*s, 4 As and 2 Bs and am really, really pleased. I felt really bad the two weeks before the exams with swollen glands and absolute exhaustion but, with the support of the school and Mrs Prescott, I managed to get through them and am so pleased with my results.’
Twins, Hannah and Eleanor Burford, 16, got 16 A*s, 3 As and a B between them.
‘I am so excited,’ said Eleanor. ‘There was no competition between us,’ added Hannah. ‘We are just thrilled for each other.’
Many of the girls are staying on to take A Levels in the Sixth Form at Portsmouth High.
Headmistress, Mrs Jane Prescott, commented: ‘We are very proud of the girls who have achieved these wonderful results. The girls, and the staff, have worked extremely hard to achieve these. We recognise, of course, that a good education is about more than great examination results. Girls succeed across the school in all areas including sport, drama and music and today we celebrate those successes too.’
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