24 August 2023
Malvern St James Girls’ School is delighted to announce the impressive results its Year 11s have achieved in this year’s GCSE exams.
The attainment of top grades 9-7 are up on 2019’s pre-Covid levels, as are all grades 9-5.
In Sciences, pupils fared exceptionally well with 66% achieving grades 9-7 in Physics, 76% achieving 9-7 in Chemistry and 59% achieving 9-7 in Biology. Alongside this, in the STEM suite of subjects, Computer Science was 71% of grades 9-7, Maths 50% and Further Maths 67%.
In Arts and Humanities subjects, 70% of pupils achieved grades 9-7 in Art, 78% in French and 69% in Drama. History saw 90% of pupils achieving grades 9-7, and Latin 80% 9-7.
A significant number of pupils received a clean sweep of top grades, including one pupil who next year will receive the prestigious Founders’ Award bursary scholarship.
Headmistress Mrs Olivera Raraty commented, “We are very proud of our Year 11 – a busy group with a broad range of interests and talents. Our Year 11s are real “all-rounder” pupils who spend a lot of time in extra-curricular activities, from hockey to drama, fencing to dancing and music to debating, and still achieve academically.”
“At MSJ, the holistic approach holds true: we believe that grades are important, but so is character development where the focus in not on academics alone but also soft skills and enjoyment of pursuits outside of academic workload.”
“Pupils’ achievement is testimony to their hard work and the quality of teaching from a very experienced and dedicated staff body who have supported them both in and out of the classroom. We always work with our pupils as individuals to help them grow and they benefit enormously from this expert care.”
Year 11 pupil Roseanna commented, “I couldn’t be happier with my results and I am so grateful to all my teachers for the incredible support. I am really looking forward to studying my A Levels at MSJ next year.”