Strength in breadth at GCSE
Thursday 20 Aug 2015
An impressive number of girls at St Swithun’s School, Winchester were awarded the top grade in an equally impressive range of subjects at GCSE this year. 83% of girls achieved an A* in further maths, with 71% achieving the top grade in Spanish, 70% in German, 69% in Latin, 67% in religious studies and music, 63% in English language, 61% in English literature and 60% in Greek. In addition, 50% or more girls studying French, biology and design and technology were also awarded the top grade.
Overall, 50.4% of entries were awarded A* (compared to the national average of 6.6%) and 82.8% of entries were awarded A* or A. 30% of the year group achieved 7 or more A* grades with five girls achieving 10 and one girl 12.
“I am delighted for the girls and our staff with these results, and in particular to see success in such a wide range of subjects” said headmistress Jane Gandee. “St Swithun’s is an unashamedly academic school, but it is the manner of our success, achieved in a supportive and unpressured environment, that is so important to us. The fact that our GCSE students contribute so much to school life outside the classroom is a testament to this.”