from record-breaking A level results last week, pupils at St Swithun’s have now
achieved excellent GCSE results, particularly in maths and science. An
impressive 73% of entries for French, German and Spanish were awarded A* while
68% of chemistry and over 50% of maths and biology entries were also awarded the
top grade. Girls at St Swithun’s opt for these subjects in large numbers; indeed,
chemistry is the most popular optional subject at GCSE level with 93% of girls
52.3% of entries were awarded A* and 82.1% of entries A* or A (compared with
the national average of 21.3%),” said Jane Gandee, headmistress of St Swithun’s.
“However, inconsistent marking appears, for the first time in a number of
years, to have affected one or two subjects. We intend to seek results
enquiries as a matter of urgency.
It is a
pleasure to see the girls’ enthusiasm for their learning resulting in such
strong results and we are looking forward to seeing how they blossom in the
more challenging environment of the sixth form. “