5 September 2017
Girls at St Swithun’s School, Winchester are celebrating excellent GCSE results this year, with 56% of all entries awarded an A* (the highest since 2012) and 85% of all entries awarded an A* or A. These results come against the backdrop of a decline in GCSE grades nationally and in the first year of a numerical grading system for some subjects.
Over two thirds of entries were awarded the top grade in nine subjects including all three sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) as well as English language, French, German, Greek, Latin and Spanish.
Nine girls achieved A* in all of their subjects, and over half of St Swithun’s pupils were awarded all A* or A grades. Overall, 97% of results were A* to B.
“I am delighted with the achievements of the girls this year.” said headmistress Jane Gandee. “They have excelled academically whilst still enjoying notable successes outside the classroom. This year group can boast national level sporting representation, county champions and outstanding performance in academic competitions. They have also excelled in supporting each other and have made us all laugh with their light-hearted approach. We are looking forward to seeing them flourish in the sixth form.”