22 August 2019
Class of 2019 have delivered a triumphant tally of top grades to give Prior’s Field their best ever year with 64% of all GCSEs gained by our girls being Level 9 to 7 which is a full 6% increase on 2018 results and beating the previous 2010 record year. Level 9 to 6 being 79% and a pass rate of 97%.
There were celebrations of every sort. A trio of girls with nine Level 9s include Kariella Keane, Jemma Lebus and Imogen Wareham, who are also part of a fabulous five including Emma Stewart who not only achieved a Level 9 in Maths but added an A* in Further Maths and Level 3 Algebra, as the icing on the cake. Leah Coxell also achieved 10 GCSEs, with 7 Level 9s, one Level 8, a Level 7 and Level 3 Algebra. The new Head of Maths has decisively proved he has an unbeatable formula for achievement. Two thirds of the year obtaining Maths GCSE Level 9 to 7 in a January sitting and a third of them adding a Further Maths or Level 3 Algebra to their successes.
Once again the Science and Geography departments were also celebrating significant success. 30% of the year achieved a Level 9 in Biology and Chemistry, but Geography topped the charts however, with 100% of pupils achieving an amazing Level 9 to 6.
The true chart topper however is pupil Zelah Smith, who despite suffering from Glandular Fever and a burst appendix during her GCSEs achieved a fantastic five Level 9s and three Level 8s.
Tracy Kirnig said “We are bowled over by the girls’ wonderful achievements this year. We take a broad cohort here but our aim is to ensure that every girl reaches her full potential and this year has been no exception and indeed our best ever! Congratulations to an amazing group of girls and staff “