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Celebrating fantastic GCSE results

We are celebrating outstanding GCSE results with almost half of all entries awarded the top grades of A*/9/8.

In Mathematics, Sheffield Girls’ celebrated with over a third of students achieving the prestigious top grade 9.

It was also a successful year for Sciences with 80% of grades at A*/A in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. And in the first year that GCSE Geology was introduced,  pupils achieved 100% A*/A grades.

Language students excelled in Spanish, German, French and Latin where 80% of grades were A*/A and in Chinese where 100% of students were awarded an A*.

Commenting on the results, new Head Mrs Nina Gunson said:

“The results in Maths were outstanding with 35% achieving the top grade 9.

“This grade was introduced to differentiate top achievers and to inject more rigour into the qualifications, so to have more than a third of students achieve this is absolutely amazing.

“Nationally, last year, just 3.5% of students sitting GCSE Maths achieved a grade 9 so we have blown that statistic out of the water.

“The results are a real credit to the students and teaching staff.

“Our vision is to prepare girls to take on the world; providing them with an all-round education which allows them to be fearless in realising their potential and fulfilling their purpose.

“As well as the academic side, these pupils have taken advantage of a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

“Students have grasped these opportunities with both hands and we have seen this year group achieve accreditations from national sporting champions to being participants in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and community outreach programmes.”

An amazing 17 girls are celebrating achieving a minimum of nine subjects at the top grades of A*/9/8:

  1. Joanna Crapper from Oughtibridge
  2. Monique Devaux from High Green
  3. Francesca Docker from Penistone, Barnsley
  4. Rosie Down from Buxton
  5. Ayanah Ewusie-Nelson from Woodseats
  6. Tia Hardcastle from Hillsborough
  7. Adithi Harikrishnan from Lodge Moor
  8. Amber Haywood from Worksop
  9. Emma Lin from Ecclesall
  10. Himanshi Mehra from Sheffield
  11. Esme Morcom from Crookes
  12. Lucy Pirzada from Hathersage
  13. Nethmi Piyadigamage from Chesterfield
  14. Namitha Punnoose from Barlborough
  15. Sneha Shiralagi from Chesterfield
  16. Georgia Sibley from Broomhall
  17. Elinor Thomas from Nether Edge
  18. Georgia Wigglesworth from Rotherham
  19. Libby Woodhouse from Fulwood

Almost all of these girls will now go on to continue their studies at Sheffield Girls’ - which last week showcased a 100% pass rate at A-level.  

  • Adithi Harikrishnan from Lodge Moor is singing from the rooftops with a spectacular set of results. She achieved 10 GCSE grades A*/A/9-7. Adithi is a dedicated musician performing in and leading many of the school’s vocal ensembles and choirs.

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