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Howell’s Girls Are On The Up

There were screams of delight at Howell’s School Llandaff GDST this morning, where the GCSE results achieved were even higher than last year’s.

The top performer, Gloria George, achieved 11 A*s. Gloria, who lives with her mum in Cardiff, joined Howell’s in Year 7, on a bursary funded by HSBC, and has blossomed into a confident and talented student. The HSBC bursary scheme funds Howell’s students who would otherwise not be able to attend a fee-paying school. Gloria is looking forward to the start of next term, when she will be a student at Howell’s College, studying Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and French at A-level.

An impressive 44% of all GCSE grades were A*, with a combined A*- A rate of 74% and A*-B were 91%. Among the highest achievers, 23 girls obtained all A*-As, and 14 gained 9 A*s or more. In Mathematics, 76% achieved A*-A and in both in English Literature and English Language 75% of grades were at A or A*.

Principal, Sally Davis, said: “I am delighted for our girls, who have all done so well in their GCSEs this year. They are looking forward to starting their A-level programmes at Howell’s College, and we will enjoy watching them flourish and grow into mature, dedicated students in the next stage of their education.”

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