24 August 2017
Girls at Headington are celebrating the end of two years’ hard work today as they receive an impressive set of GCSE results.
Of the 120 girls sitting exams, 11 achieved 10 or more A*s, while an impressive 47 girls, nearly 40 per cent of the yeargroup, achieved at least 10 A*s or As. A total of 49.3 per cent of all grades were A*s, while 81.7 per cent were at A* or A.
There were also some exceptional results in individual subject areas. An incredible 83 per cent of girls taking History achieved an A* with 98.1 per cent securing an A or A*. Spanish results also soared, with a rise of more than 35 percentage points in those achieving the top grade since last year, with 53.4 per cent of girls sitting the subject achieving an A* this year. Physics and Chemistry results were again strong, with 55.7 per cent of entrants achieving an A* in Physics and 60.4 per cent in Chemistry, while there was a clean A/A* sweep for our Latin students, with 64.3 per cent of those securing the top grade.
Headmistress Caroline Jordan said: “I am absolutely delighted for each of our girls, who have worked incredibly hard to secure these impressive results.
“As in last week’s A Level results, we are seeing really impressive results in the key STEM subjects. Many of these talented and ambitious girls will be continuing their STEM studies with us and, we hope, following them into Higher Education and ultimately seeking careers in these challenging and rewarding fields.”