Students at Putney High School are celebrating having achieved the school’s best ever GCSE results. Almost three quarters of grades were at A* or the new 9/8, with over 62% being at either A* or the top 9 grade.
In what has been a year of change in the education system and the first year of the new 9-1 grading system:
Almost half of entries received the top 9 grade with 78% at 9 or 8
Where subjects were marked with the A* system, some 71% were at A*
73% of entries were A*, 9 or 8
Almost one third of pupils secured at least 10 grades at A* or 8/9 grades
46% of students achieved at least 9 A* or 8/9 grades.
There were exceptional performances across the subject spectrum with stand-out results in Mathematics, English, Chinese Mandarin and Religious Studies. More than half of students received the top 9 grade in Mathematics with over 85% of students achieve 9/8 grades.
Almost 98% of students received A*or A in English Language
In Textiles and Chinese Mandarin, 88% of pupils achieved A*
87% of Religious Studies students received the top 9 grade.
Six girls managed an astonishing “clean sweep” of 10 or more grades at the very highest level (A*/9): Annabella Francis, Louise Montefiore, Isabella Penny, Lucia Wickham, Ella Williams and Rosie Thorogood, (budding composer and winner of the Royal Opera House Fanfare competition in 2016).
Headmistress Suzie Longstaff said:
“At Putney High School the abundance of the elusive 9 at GCSE level is truly phenomenal. This is the second year running where our GCSE students have broken all of our records, with so many achieving at the highest level across the board.
“These students really embody the spirit of Putney with their love of learning and sense of intellectual curiosity, not to mention their myriad of other interests. I am so proud of each and every one of them and their teachers, who supported and inspired them every step of the way.”