Below are links to our A Level and I/GCSE results for 2019.
Our U6 and U5 pupils did exceptionally well in their GCSE and A Level examinations. At GCSE, the number of grades awarded the highest grade 9 rose by 35% compared with last year, and the number of grades awarded grades 7-9 (the old A/A* and the ‘A**’, that is grade 9) went up by nearly 10% compared with last year. This is a contrast with the national picture, which essentially remained static. Of our girls’ results, 72.3% were grades 7-9, compared with 24.1% nationally (girls) and 20.8% nationally (boys and girls). In the individual sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), 82% of our girls’ grades were 7-9, compared with 43% (boys) nationally; our girls outperform boys nationally by almost double the number (in other words, they outperform boys nationally by a margin of 91%). And in English Literature, 84% of our girls’ grades were 7-9 compared with 26.5% (girls) nationally; i.e. over three times as many (or a margin of 217%). A number of pupils achieved grade 9s across the board.
2019 I/GCSE Results
The A Level results achieved by SCHS students were also a testimony to their hard work, dedication and ambition. Our outgoing Upper Sixth achieved an 8% rise in the proportion of A*/A grades obtained compared with 2018. Indeed, our girls bucked the national trend — nationally A* grades were at a six-year-low, but SCHS students once again celebrated the highest possible marks by a margin of more than 55% above the national average. They also bridged the STEM gap: nationally boys achieved 9% more A* than girls in science subjects, but at SCHS our ration of girls earning A* in sciences beat the male average by 25%.
In the Sixth Form, students may choose from a substantial portfolio of 23 subjects. In recent A Level results, we had an 8% rise in the proportion of A*/A grades obtained compared with 2018. Indeed, our girls bucked the national trend — nationally A* grades were at a six-year-low, but SCHS students once again celebrated the highest possible marks by a margin of more than 55% above the national average; and thus it is no surprise that the majority of our students progress to some of the most competitive Russell Group universities.