Dulwich: James Allen’s Girls’ School passes GCSE’s with flying colours

News Desk (23 August, 2018)

The majority of pupils achieved top results


James Allen’s Girls’ School are celebrating an outstanding 92 per cent of pupils achieving an A* or an A, writes Jessica Aszkenasy…

Seventy-five per cent of all GCSE results were A* or equivalent and 56 per cent of all grades achieved were at the new top grade of 9 in the reformed and more rigorous courses.

Twenty-four girls earned A*s or equivalent in every subject they sat.

Maths grades were particularly strong with 98% of grades ranging between A* and A.

Sara Glover, who steps down this year as head of maths, said: “The maths grades achieved by year 11 are simply amazing.

“This success doesn’t happen overnight, but is the result of a five-year plan and very much a team effort.

“I am especially thrilled for our pupils who worked so hard, they did all we asked and more.

“I cannot think of a better way to end my 22 years as head of maths.”


Sara Glover, Head of Maths, is stepping down this year


Head teacher Sally-Anne Huang said: “It’s not often that a head teacher is lost for words, but I am unable to express how proud I am of our pupils and staff.

“To achieve these results at a point when GCSE’s have been more testing and rigorous is an indication of what JAGS girls and teachers can do, and I am extremely excited to see what they achieve in the sixth form.”

Charlotte, who achieved five nines, six A* grades and the top mark in advanced maths, said: “I’m very happy with my results, which I put down to the great teachers at JAGS and hard work.

“I’m excited to be going on to studying A Levels in maths, further maths, chemistry and Latin in the sixth form at JAGS.”

Juliana is celebrating achieving seven nines and three A* grades.

She said: “All the girls were nervous about the reformed courses, but the teachers gave excellent guidance and made it a positive experience.

“I am overwhelmed and relieved by my results and will now study maths, further maths, chemistry and physics in the sixth form at JAGS.

“My ambition is a career in science, technology, engineering and maths and this has helped motivate me to work hard and I am delighted with my grades.”

Lilliana, who is celebrating seven 9’s and three A*s, said: “I am relieved and even surprised by my GCSE results, and I am also really pleased for the teachers who worked so hard on our behalf.

“They gave us a real sense of what to expect and how to revise.

“I found the revision tough at first, but after lots of practice I have the hang of it now.

“I will study A Level maths, further maths, physics and music in the sixth form at JAGS and am excited to continue participating in the school’s music ensembles and choir.”


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