Exceptional GCSE Results in 2017
Withington pupils have achieved an outstanding set of examination results, securing the top A* grade in 84% of non-reformed GCSE papers taken this year, with an exceptional 97% attaining grades A* to A. In the more rigorous newly reformed English Literature and English Language courses, pupils performed extremely well. Overall, 94% 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% 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% of grades were A* and in Further Mathematics 83% of the 47 entries were awarded the exceptional A* grade ‘with Distinction’ or A*.
In the creative subjects, Art, Drama and Music, 100% of pupils achieved A* or A, whilst 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% of all grades were A* or A. A full breakdown of results can be read here. [Updated after re-marks 5th October 2017]
Headmistress, Mrs 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.”
For girls and parents interested in finding out more about Withington, we will be holding Open Days during the Autumn Term.