Variety of stars shine at Nottingham Girls’ High

Nottingham Girls’ High School is once again celebrating outstanding success with its GCSE results which the girls received today, scooping 44% of passes at grade A*, with 73% awarded A* to A and 92% at A* to B.

This is the first group of girls to receive their GCSE results since Julie Keller became the school’s new Head, and she was there to share in the excitement, saying: “Results day is such a special day and it’s so rewarding to see the girls finally get to receive acknowledgement of all of their hard work so that they can start to make plans for the future.”

Particularly impressive this year is the broad range of subjects at which a grade A* has been achieved, not only in the STEM category of Mathematics and the Sciences, but also in the Humanities (including 100% of Geography grades at A*or A), Languages and Religious Studies. Over half of the girls studying these subjects gained A*s which is an incredible achievement and a fitting testament to the school’s teaching success across a wide ranging curriculum.

No fewer than 11 girls found out today that they had been awarded 9 or more A* grades. Four girls, of which Connie Brown, Lucy Mackie and Fiona Selwyn were at school today, discovered that they obtained A* grades in ALL of their subjects.

Congratulating each of them, Julie said: “I’m so proud of all of these girls. They’ve done incredibly well and proved that they are real all-rounders and can successfully turn their hand to anything they choose to.” Between them, these girls have indeed been multi-talented over their time at the school through their involvement in a diverse range of activities from sporting tours and musical performances, to charity work and event organisation, showing skills beyond just the academic.

These results round off a successful year during which the school, now the only single-sex independent day school for girls in Nottingham, celebrated its 140th anniversary.

Julie Keller concluded: “Today has been a great show of the continued success of a girls-only education, and what can be achieved in the right environment with the right teaching and learning provision. I’m thrilled with the progress of our girls, academically and individually. They are amazing young women, confident and happy in themselves, and these results put them in a great position for continued success through the Sixth Form, and beyond.”