18 August 2022
St Helen’s School for girls in the heart of Northwood in North London, is delighted to share that 94% of the Y13 cohort achieved A*- B grades, compared to 76% in 2019 (the last public exam series pre-pandemic). 78% of all grades were A* and A (compared to 45% in 2019) and 43 girls achieved A*s and As across all their subjects.
In a year when nationally the exam boards are being urged to curb grade inflation and an estimated 80,000 fewer A* and A grades have been awarded than in 2021, these excellent results are testament to the hard work and perseverance of the students in exceptional circumstances.
The data indicates that St Helen’s are in the top 5% of all schools nationally when comparing the progress made by their students since GCSEs to that of students in all other UK Sixth Forms.
“Today really is the kind of day that you dream of as a Head. I am so proud of what our students have achieved and of their teachers who have enabled them to fulfil their potential. I am referring not only to those teachers who have taught them for two years of A Level, but to all the teachers who have worked with and supported the girls throughout their time at St Helen’s and helped shape them into the individuals they are today. 29 of this year’s Year 13 class are girls who have been with us since Prep School (some since Nursery!) and I believe this really demonstrates the value of an all-through all-girls school education.” Alice Lucas, Head
With these outstanding grades, students from St Helen’s School are now going on to pursue an impressive range of degree courses at universities across the UK, from Modern Languages at Durham and Chemistry at Oxford, to Engineering at Warwick, History at Cambridge and Geography at St Andrews. 72% of the cohort are taking up places at their first-choice university and six students have secured places on Medical degrees which are more competitive than ever this year.
St Helen’s School would like to congratulate all its Year 13 leavers for an exceptional and very well-deserved set of results and wish them the very best for the next chapter of their lives.
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