Girls at Portsmouth High School were celebrating this morning after receiving their GCSE results. The school was delighted with 91% of the girls receiving A*-B grades. 68% of grades were A*-A and 100% were A* to C.
Daisy Michelmore, 16, granddaughter of the late English television presenter and producer, Cliff Michelmore, host of the BBC’s television coverage of the Apollo moon landings, who died earlier this year, was thrilled with her results this morning:
‘My Grandfather would be so proud today,’ she said. ‘I am surprised and delighted.’
Her father, Guy Michelmore, an award winning film and television composer, best known for his work with Marvel, added:
‘She worked so hard and was well supported at the school. We are all so proud and my father would be so proud too.’
In IGCSE French 100% of the girls received A*A grades. There was great success in the STEM subjects too with 94% of the girls receiving A*A in Biology, Physics and Chemistry and in Computer Sciences 100% received an A.
‘This again bucks the trend of the “bumpy GCSE results nationally”,’ said Headmistress, Jane Prescott. ‘We credit our success to the hard work of our specialist teachers, disciplined classes and highly regarded, traditional courses, which give our girls a firm foundation for academic excellence.’
One of the other many successes was Isobel Clark, 16, receiving 10 A*s. Isobel, a keen sailor, said:
‘I am so shocked but happy with my results. I am going to do mathematics, further mathematics, history and French for A Level and would love to study Russian and French at university.’
Headmistress, Mrs Jane Prescott, added: ‘We are very proud of the girls. They have worked extremely hard this year and the combination of excellent teaching and a commitment to do well has ensured they have got the grades they deserve. We recognise, of course, that a good education is about more than great examination results. Girls succeed across the school in all areas including sport, drama and music and today we celebrate those successes too.’