Results and Achievements
2019 GCSE Results
Year 11 pupils at Withington Girls’ School topped last year’s performance in the reformed GCSEs with 55% of results at the elite Grade 9 and the top A* with Distinction in Further Maths (compared to 43% on results day in 2018). Seven pupils achieved nine Grade 9s with six of these girls adding an A* with Distinction in Further Mathematics to their tally.
Thirty 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 today, recording 31% 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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Destinations of Leavers 2014
See a summary of our leavers’ University destinations and degree courses over the past five years.
2014 GCSE Results
Withington Girls’ School’s 77 Year 11 girls collected their GCSE results this morning, to find that they had contributed to a tremendous year of achievement. Following on from last week’s outstanding A Level results, the GCSE results were excellent, with 69.2% of all entries achieving the highest grade of A* and over 93% of all entries graded A* or A. There was a 100% pass rate at grades A* to C.
Deeya, who got full marks in her Further Maths paper, gets a big kiss from her big sister Deevia (WGS alumna, 2012)
No fewer than 55 girls passed all their GCSEs with either A* or A grades and fourteen swept the board with straight A* grades in all their subjects.
For further details of GCSE results please click here.
2014 A Level Results
Withington is celebrating another set of outstanding A-level results across the board, reinforcing the Independent Schools Inspectorate’s 2013 judgement the girls’ achievements are ‘exceptional’.
A-level highlights include:
• 29.5% of all entries passed at A*
• 79.1% A* to A
• 95.8% A* to B
• 40 of 72 girls achieved A* or A in all exams taken
• Two girls achieved 4 A*s
• Seven girls achieved 3 A*s
• 50% A* in Further Maths, 39.5% A* in Maths, 41.4% A* in Biology
Notable this year has been the particular 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. STEM subjects accounted for a half of all A levels entered this year at Withington and in these subjects, 36% of results were at A*, 83% at A* or A and 98% at A*, A or B.
Click here for a full breakdown of results.
2013 GCSE RESULTS
Withington Girls’ School celebrated a raft of exceptional GCSE and IGCSE results in 2013, with 74% of all entries achieving the elite A* grade, and 96% being awarded A* or A grades, defying the national downwards trend.
The percentage of pupils achieving the top two grades is an increase of 5% over last year’s Withington results. Click here for a full breakdown of results.
2013 A LEVEL RESULTS
Withington is celebrating an outstanding pass rate in this year’s A Level results with a large increase over last year in the percentage of A*s achieved. From a cohort of 75 Sixth Formers, 94% achieved A*, A and B grades with 80.4% achieving A* or As and 37.6% securing A*s. The overall pass rate was 100%. Click here for a full breakdown of results.
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