GCSE Results Day 2019: Nine in ten exams sat at James Allen’s Girls’ School graded at 7-9

Katherine Johnston (22 August, 2019) Education

'Once again though the JAGS girls and teachers have emerged from the trial of GCSEs in triumph'

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James Allen’s Girls’ School has described its GCSE pupils’ results as ‘incredible’ after nine in ten exams came back at grades 7-9, equivalent to an A* or A in the old system.

Overall, 47 per cent of results gained the top Grade 9, and 63 per cent of students achieved a clean Grade 7 or higher in all their GCSEs.

In total, nine students achieved a clean sweep of Grade 9s.

The school says STEM subjects had a particularly strong showing, with 97 per cent of pupils awarded Grade 7-9s in Maths, and 98 per cent given the same in Chemistry, and 94 per cent in biology.

Head teacher Sally-Anne Huang said: “I always feel that Year Eleven is a tough time with most pupils facing their first public exams and studying a huge range of subjects.

“Once again though the JAGS girls and teachers have emerged from the trial of GCSEs in triumph.

“Clearly, this number of top grades is outstanding, but it’s also been a privilege to see this group of girls develop over the years; they are going to make fantastic sixth formers.”

Star pupil Beatrice Doherty achieved nine 9s and an 8 in Art. She is going to study Biology, Chemistry, History and French at A Level and wants to read Medicine at University in future.

“All of the teachers were really helpful, and I couldn’t have done it without them. I’m really looking forward to focusing my energy on the subjects I love from September.”

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