24 August 2023
Burgess Hill Girls is celebrating top GCSE results with the class of 2023. Amid concerns over grading of the GCSEs returning to pre-pandemic levels and an anticipated fall in the number of top grades awarded, nearly half of all entries were graded 9-8 and a quarter were graded 9, confirming that Burgess Hill Girls continues to perform at the highest level thanks to the incredible support of their teachers who nourish each student’s potential.
Star students Hannah, Melissa, Ashana, and Lucia each gained eleven Grade 9s and an A* in the Higher Project Qualification. A further nine girls gained 100% Grades 9-7.
Burgess Hill Girls is celebrating a stunning set of results in the Higher Project Qualification (HPQ), with 85% graded A*/A. Projects this year covered the development of bioprinting, the humanitarian impact of drones used in warfare, the causes of the American Revolution, the use of AI in the justice system and whether female MPs experience gender discrimination at work. Head of Projects, Jenny Scopes said “the HPQ encourages students to be ambitious and independent. Developing the skills required to complete the HPQ – academic research, resilience and problem solving and planning – gives students a truly 21st century education that readies them for the workplace.”
The GCSE students have wowed once again with their phenomenal levels of creativity as 100% of all results in Art and Music were Grades 9-7 confirming the strength of this cohort in the creative subjects. The skills displayed in Art have reached new heights, with contemporary digital practices evolving and successful incorporation of industry standard practice since the onset of the pandemic. Musical success extends well beyond the qualification with students invited to perform in celebrations of the King’s coronation and the choir reaching the national finals of the GSA choir competition.
Head Lars Fox said, “The students at Burgess Hill Girls never fail to impress me as they continue to achieve outstanding academic results. They have approached their studies with great determination, and I am beyond proud of the kind, confident and dynamic young people who have collected their results today. I am so excited for their coming A Level years in our nurturing Sixth Form where they can make the best possible progress on their own tailored educational journey.”
Lucia said, “I am really happy with my results today, especially in light of reports of higher grade boundaries. I hugely appreciate the encouragement and excellent teaching I received from all my amazing teachers. I can’t wait to start my A Levels!”
Hannah said, “After a long exam season, I am delighted with my results! I am very grateful to the school and teachers for all their amazing support. I can’t wait to study A Levels at Burgess Hill Girls next year.”
Melissa said: “I am so pleased with my results, and I’d like to thank all my teachers for all of their help and support along the way – I couldn’t have done it without them. I can’t wait for A Level studies starting in September.”
Ashana said, “This past year has certainly been challenging, particularly as we knew the bar would be very high this summer. However, I have worked my hardest, striving to do my best and pushing boundaries, all of which I couldn’t have done without the encouragement and support of my teachers and family. My passion for computer science and languages has inspired me to choose A Level subjects that will enable me to pursue a career combining both. I am really looking forward to continuing studying at Burgess Hill Girls in the Sixth Form.”