Today we celebrate our excellent GCSE results with 74% of our girls gaining the threshold Grade 4 and above in English and Maths. This is especially good in this first year of the new GCSE courses in English and Maths with more difficult content and new examination structure than in previous years.
Students and staff are delighted with these results and I am really proud of the girls for working so hard to achieve their best.
It is hard to compare this years’ results with those from previous years as this is the first year of a new system and the qualifications have changed. However we are pleased to see a big improvement in the number of girls gaining a Standard Pass in Maths at 74%.English once again achieved remarkable results with 90% of girls securing a Standard Pass and above. 41% gained the top grades 7-9 in English. Sarah Bonnell girls have done especially well in lots of their other subjects too – 64% gained Standard Pass in Science, 67% in Humanities and 72% in Languages.
Success has been built on the SB community working together – parents encouraging their daughters to aim high and work hard, teachers knowing their subject, understanding the requirements of the examinations and giving great feedback to each girl on where they can improve and students acting upon the feedback, taking responsibility for their own learning and having the ambition, determination and self-discipline to work hard – no excuses!
Congratulations to all our amazing girls – Be Proud.