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Alderley Edge School for Girls continues its celebrations this week; after achieving the best ever A Level results last Thursday, the school is delighted to report huge success at GCSE – particularly in the light of uncertainty over the newly reformed examinations and with the majority of subjects now reporting numerical rather than letter grades.

The percentage of equivalent A/A* grades achieved by students this year has increased, with almost 45% of all grades being awarded at this very highest level. Achievement in the Sciences is outstanding at the School with 90% of all grades in the separate sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics being at the very top level of A and A* and 75% of all grades in Computer Science and Statistics being either A or A* equivalent.  In Further Maths GCSE 67% of grades were also at grade A or higher.  Furthermore, students have achieved fantastic results in Art subjects with 77% of all grades, for instance, being equivalent to either an A or an A* in History and over 70% achieving at this level in Art.

Almost 10% of the year group were awarded A and A* grades across the board and congratulations, in particular, go to Aditi Chandana from Wilmslow who achieved nine equivalent A* grades (seven being at the new Grade 9) and a grade A^ (higher than an A*) in Further Maths GCSE. Shanice Donatien from Prestbury attained eight equivalent A* grades (with 9 grades in five of her subjects).  Sophie Kay from Knutsford celebrates nine A* grades (with four of these being at Grade 9) and Maggie Khoryati from Mobberley attained nine A* grades (with seven of these being at Grade 9). Lucy Ferris from Alderley Edge celebrated her six Grade 9s as Dalia Halwani from Wilmslow and Hattie Rigby from Congleton achieved a fantastic clutch of A, A* and 9 grades.  We know that they, alongside the other girls who achieved so well this year, will continue to flourish with their A Level studies.

Helen Jeys, Headmistress of Alderley Edge School for Girls, commented: “We emphasise to our girls that – with hard work and determination – they can achieve at the very highest level and the girls have proved that, despite the uncertainties connected with the new GCSE courses and grading they, with the help of our fantastic staff, can achieve outstanding results. With almost 15% of grades awarded being at the very highest level associated with Grade 9, they have set themselves fantastic foundations for future success and we look forward to welcoming girls back for their Sixth Form studies.”

Anyone interested to know more about single sex education or the Sixth Form at Alderley Edge School for Girls should come along to the Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday, 11 October from 6.30 pm or contact the School on 01625 583028 for more details.