Putney High School is today celebrating outstanding GCSE results, with 86% of entries achieving A* or A grades. Some 54 per cent of girls secured at least 10 A* or A. Almost half of all entries received an A* grade.
One pupil missing from the celebrations was Tallulah Evans, who is on location filming with Anjelica Huston. Tallulah plays the lead role in a film which also features Melanie Walters (Gwen in the TV comedy Gavin and Stacey). Putney High School drama scholar Tallulah is filming in Wales until the end of August. Her previous credits include St Trinian’s Two: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold alongside Colin Firth.
One fifth of Putney students secured nine or more A* grades. They included Charlie Catterall, who divided her time in June between the exam hall and the All England Lawn Tennis Club, where she was a ball girl for the Wimbledon championships.
The school celebrated 100 per cent A* - A grades in Latin, with more than three quarter of entries attaining an A*. Modern foreign languages were equally impressive, with two-thirds of all grades at A*. 94 per cent of entries achieved A* or A grades for Chinese Mandarin, 92 per cent for French and 88 per cent for Spanish.
In Maths, 92 per cent of entries achieved A* or A grade, with 63 per cent at A*. In English Literature, 93 per cent of entries were at A* or A grade with 62 per cent at A*.
Subjects enjoying 100 per cent A* or A grades included Religious Studies, PE and Drama (in Drama, almost three quarters of entries achieved A*). The results come as Putney High School pupils return from Edinburgh where they have been performing at the renowned Fringe Festival for the first time.
Headmistress Suzie Longstaff said: “I am thrilled for our students who, with their teachers, have worked extremely hard to achieve these strong results. Their superb results achieved alongside a full range of other interests will together open the doors to their future success at school, university and careers.”