Late August saw a fantastic two weeks for Alderley Edge School for Girls as they celebrated outstanding A level and GCSE results.
A level students kicked off the successes with an overall pass rate of 100%, a third of all grades being an A or an A* and all girls achieving the grades they needed to go on to university. Indeed, the girls have given themselves every opportunity to continue to flourish as they progress to university or to gap year experiences.
Outstanding individual successes included Helena Lewis who, having achieved 3 A* grades, is going onto study Biological Sciences at Lancaster University after a gap year. Eleanor Jagger is going onto study Geography at the University of Liverpool after achieving 2 A* and 1 A grade, Scarlett Summerfield, with her 1 A* and 2 A grades, is going onto study Philosophy at Durham University and Amy Rhodes is off to study Medicine at the University of Sheffield with her 3 A grades following a gap year in industry.
Following on from fantastic A level results, the School celebrated the best GCSE results since 2014 and bucked the national trend which saw fewer students achieving the top grades. Indeed, AESG has been keen to see the impact of the new numerical grading system in English Literature and English Language; the only subjects taken at the School in which the new Grade 9 has been introduced (equivalent to the very highest of A* grades). The School is thrilled that well over 10% of students have attained a Grade 9 in English. The number of A* equivalent grades in English Literature tripled this year and doubled in English Language. A* grades achieved in Mathematics have increased by 50% and 87% of all separate Science results were either an A or an A*. In addition, 10% of pupils achieved a full set of A and A* grades and over 95% of all grades were A* to C.
Some fantastic individual GCSE successes included Jewel Bennett who achieved two Grade 9s in English Language and Literature, an A Distinction in Further Mathematics and A* grades in all of her other subjects. Ella Myers achieved straight A* and two Grade 9s as did Isabella Vickers who secured full UMS marks in her entire GCSE History paper.
Helen Jeys, Headmistress at the school enthused, “I am delighted for all of the girls and all they have achieved. Our A level students are going on to study a fantastic range of subjects at university and many of our GCSE students have scored at the very highest level. This is testament to our students’ commitment to achieve but also to the dedication of my staff. We encourage our girls to aspire to be the best they can be and to achieve their potential; the girls deserve to be delighted with their success.”