GCSE students excel in personal passions as well as GCSEs


Today’s GCSE results demonstrate that GSA schools enable girls to flourish in all aspects of their life.

So many of our students enjoy their co-curricular activities at the same time as showing remarkable commitment to their academic studies. It’s not unusual for girls who excel in their personal passions to achieve great results in their public exams too, and some already have their sights set on a future career.

Talented performer Samantha, from Mayfield School, hopes to go to drama school after sitting her A levels. As well as achieving 10 grade 9s, an 8, and an A* in further maths, Samantha also achieved 100% in her Grade 8 exam at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art. She sang in Rome on the Schola tour and is an accomplished actor.

Ambitious Shweta Banerjee from The Maynard School aspires to be “something like CEO of Google”. Shweta has eight of the highest possible grade 9 scores and two grade 9s. She’s now going to study maths, further maths and physics at A level.

So surreal to see my artwork in the Royal Academy and so surreal to see my results here today” Artist Mia from Blackheath High School had her artwork selected to hang in the Royal Academy this year.

Meanwhile fellow student Trisha’s GCSEs – all at grades 7, 8 and 9 – have set her on the path to achieving her dream of becoming a paediatrician.

Alpine skiing champion, Sophie, from Woldingham School, is celebrating her GCSE results – including seven at grades 9-8 – which she has achieved as well as representing Great Britain in her sport. Sophie was overall U16 English national champion and also U16 British national Super G champion.

“It was hard to juggle, but I managed to do it!”
Manchester City player Anna Phillips has scooped 10 GCSEs – an 8 in design and technology, six grade 7s in subjects including maths, sciences, RE and food technology, one 6 in English Literature, and two 5s in English language and sports. Bolton School Girls’ Division pupil Anna, who trains five times a week, has played for Manchester City for two and a half seasons, and was selected to play for the under 16s England squad earlier this year.


And Orla from Badminton School was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Air Cadets while studying for her GCSEs. She also achieved her blue flying wings (before she can even drive!). Orla is now ready to begin studying economics, physics and maths at A level.

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