James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) in Dulwich has announced an improvement on last year’s GCSE results, with fifteen pupils earning straight A* grades.
The school yesterday reported that 70 per cent of the private school’s year elevens achieved eight or more A* grades, while 90 per cent of its pupils grades were an A* or A.
One pupils even bagged herself twelve A* grades, and nine girls had eleven A*s.
JAGS headmistress, Sally-Anne Huang, said: “I am really thrilled that this great group of girls has achieved so highly.
“The GCSE programme at JAGS requires them to take a broad range of subjects and to develop a wide range of skills.
“To have over 90 per cent of all grades at A and above, and so many girls gaining straight A*s, is testament to their hard work in all areas and the fantastic academic departments at the school. We look forward to welcoming them back next week.”
Katie, pictured, opened her envelope on Thursday to find nine A* grades, and from September she will study A-levels in Maths, Biology, Chemistry and Art.
“It’s been absolutely great at JAGS,” Katie said. “All the teachers are so willing to help you and take time to go over things if you don’t understand. I really pushed myself to do as well as I could and I’ve realised I can actually achieve A*.”
One celebrating student, Holly, came away with eleven A* grades and an A. “The teachers appreciate the need for balance and understand each other’s priorities – it’s not only about their own subjects,” she said.
Ketty, who earned nine A* grades and an A, and who spent her lunch times mentoring year nine pupils in maths, said: “I know when I’m older I want to do something with Maths and Physics.
“I’m going to take Maths, Further Maths, Physics and French at A level. I’ve also been learning French from a very young age and I think it’s really cool to be able to speak a foreign language.
“I think the relationship with the teachers will be even closer in the sixth form, studying in smaller classes, and I’ll be focusing on subjects I absolutely love.”