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Portsmouth High School GDST ‘girls buck the trend and receive top results’

In another successful year at Portsmouth High School GDST Sixth Formers excitedly received their A Level results marking yet another year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at the school.

Girls achieved over 10% of A* grades and an impressive 36% of all grades at A Level were A*/A and 77% were A*- B.   There was an excellent spread of top grades over all subjects with over half of the girls receiving A*-A in further mathematics, biology and English literature.  All girls who sat modern foreign languages received B grades or above.

‘In a national climate of decreasing top results, our girls have bucked that trend.’ said Headmistress Mrs Jane Prescott.  ‘Across all subjects including the sciences, further mathematics and languages girls have performed incredibly well. These results demonstrate that the School is continuously providing high quality education to girls in Portsmouth and the wider area.  We also understand that the school isn’t just about results but about preparing the girls for the next stages of their adult lives.’

Mr John Paget-Tomlinson, Director of Studies at Portsmouth High School added:

‘It is a joy to see how delighted the girls are with their amazing results.  There is a tremendous atmosphere within the Portsmouth High Sixth Form.  The girls have a real determination to succeed and excellent  working relationships with their teachers; it’s a winning combination.’

Josie Wilks, 18, has received an impressive A* AA securing a place at Oxford to read Classics.

‘I am absolutely ecstatic,’ said Josie. ‘I thought I might get the grades but I had no idea I would exceed them!’

‘I am so excited to be reading History,’ said Erin Collins, 18, who received A*A* A* A who secured a place at Durham University. ‘I was always a child who wanted to go to the historical houses on holidays. I am just delighted.’

Eloise Hardy, 18, achieved A* AAA.

‘I am thrilled to be reading English at Exeter,’ said Eloise. ‘I’ve been more scared since the exams and it seems such a long wait until the results day. But today has finally arrived and I am over the moon.’

Throughout the university application process sixth form tutors are on hand to give students one to one advice and support. A focus on monitoring and target setting, as well as specialist careers guidance, ensures every girl is on course to achieve her goals.

Headmistress Mrs Jane Prescott said, ‘The girls have given their best and have been rewarded with an outstanding set of results.  This takes hard work and determination and we are immensely proud of them.   They all have bright futures to look forward to and we shall look forward to hearing about their successes in the years to come.’

For girls who are looking to apply to Sixth Form for September 2016, our main Open Morning will be on Saturday 3 October from 9.00am – 12.30pm.