Main picture: Heathfield School in Ascot students
Independent schools across the country, from Ascot to Colchester, Shropshire to London celebrate the success, resilience and perseverance of their GCSE students who obtained their GCSE results.
Heathfield School in Ascot commends its students and staff for their dedication and determination which resulted in success across a broad range of subjects, with 40% of all grades awarded at 9 and 8, and over 60% of grades at 9-7.
Heathfield’s Headmistress Sarah Wilson said: “I am so very proud of this year group. Despite the challenges of the past two years, their results evidence their assiduity during this difficult period. These young women have succeeded in both their studies and in their individual development, thanks to their high level of dedication and determination.’
St Mary’s School, Colchester celebrates STEM GCSE results with 72% aching 7-9 across all STEM based subjects.
Mrs Nicola Griffiths, principal of St Mary’s Colchester said: “I am incredibly proud of the girls’ accomplishments in their GCSE exams this year, especially the successes we have seen in STEM subjects. I am passionate about encouraging girls to aim high in all their academic subjects by learning from their mistakes and working consistently hard.
Head Mrs Alex Hutchinson of James Allen’s Girls’ School, East Dulwich, London said: “Today’s impressive results are evidence of the hard work and commitment our pupils have shown throughout their GCSE studies.
“This year heralded the return of exams after the pandemic, and I am so proud of the exemplary manner in which our pupils approached and conquered what was no doubt a daunting first foray into public examinations in the most unusual circumstances.”
Denstone College Head, Lotte Tulloch said: “Behind every set of grades today is a personal journey and we must not diminish the reality that these pupils have not had a normal school year since Year 8. And yet here we are, on results day celebrating the very highest outcomes.”
Students from Moreton Hall School in Shropshire are celebrating a record-breaking set of results with the highest percentage of Grade 9 in externally set and marked examinations in recent history. Likewise, the percentage of Grades 8 and 9 is the highest achieved in examinations since 2017.
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