Great celebrations took hold at Shrewsbury High this morning after the school received stunning GCSE results that challenged the school’s recent records.
The school achieved a highly impressive A*/A rate of 62% with many girls even securing the new Grade 9, the grade above A*, in English and Mathematics. ‘
Head, Michael Getty, commented:
"There has been a lot of worry nationally about how the new GCSEs in English and Mathematics would turn out but the girls’ results show they have managed things with incredible skill and competency. Schools recognise that GCSE has been made much more demanding and as a consequence the girls’ superb achievements deserve even more credit.
Nearly one third of the entire GCSE year group managed to secure straight A*/A grades and above with 22 entries securing the new Grade 9, despite national reports suggesting that allocations of this new even higher grade would be limited to only several hundred across the UK.
‘The results are a great testimony to the girls’ hard work and that of our dedicated teaching staff. I am particularly delighted with the girls’ fantastic results in Science and Mathematics, where they achieved 87% A*/A in Biology, 84% in Physics, 81% in Chemistry and a brilliant 93% A*/A in Statistics.
It is unsurprising that so many of them go into pursue careers in Medicine, Veterinary Science and Engineering. They have so much to be proud of! The High School has recently been shortlisted for a national award for its work in encouraging girls to pursue careers in Science, Mathematics and Engineering and its work with young Doctors as they prepare for university."