Results and Achievements

2021 GCSE Results

It was a joyous gathering of soon-to-be Sixth Form students and their parents at Withington Girls’ School as GCSE results envelopes were opened to smiles, hugs and happy tears. “We’re so happy to share this moment with our Year 11s. There’s been a truly celebratory atmosphere here at Withington today as we mark this important milestone for our pupils and their families,” says Headmistress, Mrs Sarah Haslam. Read more…

2021 A Level Results

We celebrated with our Class of 2021 the culmination of their time at Withington Girls’ School as they received their A Level results and marked the end of a journey at the school which, for some, started when they were aged seven. The occasion gave us cause to reflect on the Sixth Form experience they and their peers across the United Kingdom have had and we pay tribute to a group of 83 students who have made the most of a challenging and uncertain 18 months since the first lockdown. Read more…

2020 GCSE Results

To mark the day on which the Upper Fifth students of Withington Girls’ School received the outcome of their GCSEs, Headmistress Sarah Haslam congratulated the girls on their hard work and commitment over the past two years, which has ensured they can begin their chosen A Level courses with confidence.  Concern regarding progression to Sixth Form at Withington was not an added source of worry for this group of students. “As always, a place in Year 12 at Withington  is there for them to take up if they choose, and we look forward to welcoming back the vast majority of our Upper Fifth students when we re-open the doors to the School on 3rd September.” Read more …

Year 11 on their final day in School (March 2020)

2020 A Level Results

Withington Girls’ School Headmistress, Sarah Haslam, has paid tribute to this year’s Upper Sixth students, who were not able to gather at School to collect their exam results in the usual way on 13th August 2020. Instead of opening their results to smiles and hugs from family and friends in the Sixth Form Common Room as is WGS tradition, the 81-strong cohort accessed the outcome of their studies online. With a highly creditable set of results, the majority of this year’s Withington leavers can now put the uncertainty of recent months behind them as many prepare to head off to their chosen university. Read more …

The Class of 2020 pictured when they celebrated receiving their GCSE Results in August 2018

2019 GCSE Results

Year 11 pupils at Withington Girls’ School topped last year’s performance in the reformed GCSEs with 56% of results at the elite Grade 9 and the top A* with Distinction in Further Maths. Seven pupils achieved nine Grade 9s with six of these girls adding an A* with Distinction in Further Mathematics to their tally.

Thirty-two pupils from a cohort of 81 achieved all Grade 8s and 9s, many with an additional A grade or higher in Further Mathematics, whilst 48 (59%) of the Year 11 pupils at Withington earned all subjects at Grade 7 or above, comparable to A* to A in the pre-reformed grading system. Read more…

2019 A Level Results

The Class of 2019 celebrated the completion of their journey at Withington Girls’ School with a set of impressive A-Level results, recording 32% of grades at A* and 93% at A* to B. In an exceptional achievement, Annie Hine was the UK’s highest performer in OCR’s A-Level English Language in the June 2019 examinations. Annie plans to study Psychology at Lancaster University. Read more…

2018 GCSE Results

The reformed GCSEs have seen Year 11s at Withington Girls’ School achieve 46.3% of results at the elite Grade 9 and 11 pupils attain an exceptional clean sweep of at least eight Grade 9s; eight also with the very top A* Distinction in Further Mathematics. Three pupils achieved 10 Grade 9s plus A* Distinctions in Further Maths.

Sixteen pupils, or one-in-five of the cohort, achieved Grade 8s and 9s in all their subjects, many with an additional A grade or higher in Further Mathematics. In the new numerically-graded examinations, some 51 (65%) of the Year 11 pupils at Withington earned Grades 7 or above in all their subjects, equating to A* to A in the pre-reformed grading system. Read more…

2018 A Level Results

Withington Girls’ School, consistently one of the top performing schools in public exams in the North of England, is celebrating a set of exceptional A Level results by its Class of 2018, recording an all-time high of 43% of subject grades passed at A*.

With 19 students, or one in four, achieving a clean sweep of three or more A*s, over half of Withington’s Year 13 leavers earned at least three A* to A grades. Further cause for celebration at Withington are the places secured to study degree courses in a wide range of subjects at the country’s top universities, including 16 Oxbridge places (14, or 1-in-6, of the current cohort, as well as two 2017 leavers who took a gap year), the highest in recent years. Read more…

2017 GCSE Results

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. Read more …

2017 A Level Results

Withington is celebrating yet another set of superb A Level results, with 76% of subjects passed at A* and A grades and 92% of all subjects passed at grades A*, A or B. From this year’s A Level cohort of 69 girls, an impressive 31% of all grades achieved were passed with the top A* grade with eight students achieving a clean sweep of A*s in all subjects taken and more than half of students achieved at least 3 A*- A grades.. Read more …

2016 GCSE Results

Withington pupils have achieved another outstanding set of examination results, securing the elite A* grade in 75% of GCSE papers taken this year, with an exceptional 96% attaining grades A* to A.

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The cohort of 83 Year 11 girls passed all GCSE and IGCSE papers taken. 68 girls earned 6 or more A* grades and 20 girls swept the board with straight A* grades in all their subjects.

In many subjects, A* was the average grade achieved, including Greek (where A* made up 100% of entries), ICT (98%), Chemistry (96%), Physics (91%), Biology (89%), Further Mathematics (83%), Geography (86%), Mathematics (82%), Double Science (77%), Art (78%), Drama (75%) and Music (73%). In Further Mathematics, half of the 52 entries were awarded the even higher accolade of an A* grade “with Distinction”.

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2016 A Level Results

Withington is celebrating yet another set of exceptional A Level results, with 82% of subjects passed at the top A* and A grades and 92% of all subjects passed at grades A*, A or B.

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From this year’s Upper Sixth cohort of 67 girls, an impressive 38% of all A levels taken were passed with the elite A* grade. Nearly two-thirds of Withington’s Upper Sixth year group (43 girls) passed all their examinations with all A* or A grades.  No fewer than fifteen students each gained 3 or more A* grades, with eight students achieving a clean sweep of A*s in all subjects taken.

As in previous years, Withington’s A Level cohort achieved highly in the core STEM subjects (including Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics) with around half of the Upper Sixth girls choosing to go on to university to study  for degrees in STEM-related subjects.  These STEM subjects accounted for one half of all A Levels entered this year and 44% of these subjects were passed at the top A* grade. Read more …

2015 GCSE Results

Withington Girls’ School’s Year 11 students are today (20/8/15) celebrating another exceptional set of examination results.

Following hot on the heels of last week’s excellent A-Level results from the Withington Sixth Form, the 74 Upper Fifth students achieved the highest grade of A* in an astonishing 69% of all entries. This is ten times higher than the national award of the A* grade to the top 6.6% of entries.

93% of all GCSE/IGCSE entries were graded A* or A, compared with a national figure of 21.2% of entries.

Over half of the year group – 43 girls – passed every one of their GCSEs with either A* or A grades, and 47 girls earned 7 or more A* grades. One in six girls swept the board with straight A* grades in all their subjects.

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A Level Results 2015

Withington Girls’ School is celebrating a set of outstanding A-Level results across the board, reinforcing the Independent Schools Inspectorate’s judgement that the girls, achievements are ‘exceptional’.

All A-Level examinations were passed, with an impressive 39% of all subjects achieving the top A* grade. Over half the year group (43 girls) passed all their examinations with all A* or A grades, and 8 students gained 3 or more A* grades, with 5 achieving 4 A* grades and one 5 A* grades.

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Contrary to the national trend this year of a decline in top grades in STEM subjects, Withington students enjoyed outstanding success in the core STEM subjects (including Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics) which have been identified by the Government as vital to the country’s future economy.

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