Abbot’s Hill School – GCSE Results 2017

23 Nov 2017

Congratulations to all our Year 11 pupils who have continued to achieve excellent GCSE results in this first year of reformed examinations.

Abbot’s Hill girls achieved:

A 100% pass rate with 98.67% of grades at A*-C or 9-4, compared with the national average of 66.3%

100% of Abbot’s Hill pupils passed at least five subjects at grade C (4) or above including Maths and English Language.

95.06% of all the reformed GCSE grades were at or above the ‘strong pass’ threshold of grade 5 that the government has said is a benchmark in line with the expectations of top performing education systems around the world. Nationally, this figure was 50.1%.

53.89% of all grades at Abbot’s Hill were at A*-A or 9-7, significantly above the national average of 20%.

19 girls, around a third of the year group, were awarded 7 or more of the top GCSE grades – A*/A or 7/8/9.

These results continue the school’s outstanding record of GCSE success over many years, despite the introduction of new, more demanding, examinations in English, English Literature and Mathematics.

Headmistress Elizabeth Thomas said, ‘I would like to warmly congratulate our highly committed girls and their dedicated teachers on the incredible hard work that has gone into producing these highly impressive results. We are thrilled that their efforts have been rewarded with results that will enable them to take up the places they have been offered at a range of leading Sixth Forms and Colleges. We wish them every happiness and success in the future.

The last two years have been extremely demanding as girls and staff adapted to the new specifications in Maths, English and English Literature. These included increased and more challenging content and were assessed entirely through longer examinations at the end of the two year course.

We are also very pleased that the uncertainties posed by these new examinations have not prevented the girls from continuing to make the most of the many opportunities for personal development available at Abbot’s Hill. Alongside these wonderful results the girls have continued to embrace and excel in a varied and extensive range of sporting, creative and leadership opportunities. The school’s ethos, which nurtures not only academic achievement but all round development, has enabled the girls to take these changes in their stride and they are now extremely well prepared for the demands of the new, tougher A Level courses they have chosen.’