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GCSE results – Selection of top stories from independent girls’ schools

Five of Kymberlie’s 12 A*s are in languages – linguist Kymberlie Aloni not only got a whopping 12 A*s, almost half of them were in languages. Kymberlie, who attends girls’ school The Royal High School Bath, studied Italian, Spanish, French, Latin and Hebrew. Other languages have done exceptionally well at The Royal High School Bath, with all 13 girls to sit Mandarin achieving A*s – non of them native speakers – and all 11 girls to take Italian in one year, as opposed to the usual two, achieving A* and A grades.

‘Super star’ student Clare breaks school records for pupil with most awards – ‘super star’ student Clare Rees-Zimmerman of Sheffield High School for girls not only has 13 A*s in her GCSEs, she also has AS Further Maths grade A, AS Music grade A, A level French grade A and A level Maths at A* as well as an impressive list of extra-curricular awards including runner up in the AXA Ambition National Awards for music, an Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Silver Award and Certificate, recipient of a commendation in a national Russian essay writing competition and the Maths Olympiad medal.

Sporting county champion twins scoop 22 A and A grades* – Ipswich High School students, 16 year old twins Alice and Emily Robinson, are today celebrating 19 A*s and three A grades at GCSE, along with two distinctions in their Thinking and Reasoning qualifications. The twins took their GCSEs amidst a challenging Athletics season earlier this summer, where Alice became Suffolk Javelin Champion, and her sister Emily won the County 400m Hurdles Championship.

The proportion of girls at Girls’ Schools Association schools who sit separate GCSE sciences is over three times higher than students nationally. Read more here

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