The girls and staff at Shrewsbury High School are celebrating for the second week running after receiving another outstanding set of examination results. The school was thrilled as the girls once again bucked the national trend that suggests top grades are becoming harder to obtain.
The school, renowned for its examination performance, was overjoyed with the results with Headmaster, Michael Getty commenting:
"We are absolutely thrilled for the girls and their exceptional results. With newspaper headlines suggesting GCSEs are now far more challenging, we are delighted to see our girls accessing top grades so routinely. In particular, the sheer volume of top A* and A grades that the girls are obtaining is incredibly gratifying. Once again we are in the position where a significant proportion of the entire year group received a flawless spread of A*/A grades, which is testimony to their hard work and feels all the more impressive after our sixth formers’ stunning A level results last week."
Whilst results were excellent across the board at the school, stand out results in arts subjects and languages were a particular highlight. Mr Getty said:
"The school has always been renowned for the quality of its results in the Sciences so this year it is particularly gratifying to see how highly the girls have also performed in Arts and Languages based subjects. With 100% A*/A in the likes of German, almost 90% A*/A in Latin and over 80% A*/A in Music and Drama it is wonderful to see the girls excelling across the full span of academic disciplines. Languages in particular are so frequently neglected which makes this kind of performance all the more pleasing. Of course, a huge amount of credit also goes to our dedicated teaching staff who provide so much individual help to the girls on top of what they do in class."
The results round off another impressive year at the school which has recently received several national educational awards, the most recent being received in July, for the quality of its Bio-Medical programme and its preparation of those aiming to be Doctors and for future careers in Medicine.