St Swithun’s has a long-standing reputation for academic rigour and success.
Pupils achieve on average almost one grade higher at GCSE than their already significant baseline ability would suggest. At A level their value-added score is approximately half a grade higher with a quarter of all results a grade higher.
St Swithun's School celebrates impressive GCSE results
St Swithun's School is thrilled to announce the excellent achievements of its students in the 2023 GCSE examinations. With a long-standing commitment to intellectual curiosity and personal development, the school community is delighted to celebrate the accomplishments of its students in this year's results. 33% of results were at grade 9, the highest ever in a non-Covid year, while 64% were grades 9/8/A*, exceeding results in 2019. 80% of results were grades 7/A and above, with students taking on average just under 10 (9.9) GCSE qualifications each.
Amongst the school’s top achievers were twelve students who achieved all 9/8/A* grades while three students gained 11 grades 9/8/A* and two students received 12 9/8/A* grades. 63% of students attained six or more 9/8/A*s and over a third received nine or more 9/8/A*s.
All students should be incredibly proud of their results, especially in light of the challenges imposed by Covid in recent years.
Headmistress Jane Gandee expressed her pride in the students' accomplishments and remarked: "The dedication and hard work of our students, combined with the unwavering support from our staff, have culminated in these outstanding results. These achievements reflect the values and ethos of St Swithun's School, where a passion for learning and personal growth are nurtured in each and every student.
“It’s a particular pleasure to see so many of our students successfully combining activities such as sport, music, drama and the Duke of Edinburgh Award with their studies. We know that skills developed beyond the classroom will be increasingly important as this generation reaches the work place.”
Outstanding performer, Leqi S from Chandler’s Ford, has demonstrated a remarkable academic journey throughout her time at St Swithun's School. Achieving ten 9’s and one 8, she exemplifies the values of dedication and passion for learning that the school fosters. Leqi has not only excelled in the classroom but has also been actively involved in music at St Swithun’s and won this year’s House Music Finals. Her accomplishments reflect her perseverance and the dedicated guidance of our committed teachers. Leqi will be continuing her studies at St Swithun’s to study biology, chemistry, maths, music, and physics.
Similarly, another outstanding musician, Eva A from Romsey, has achieved a brilliant set of results. She has achieved nine 9’s and one 8 in her GCSE’s and displayed exceptional determination, organisational skills, and commitment to academic excellence. Eva will be continuing her studies at St Swithun’s to study A Levels in biology, chemistry, Spanish and maths.
The entire St Swithun's School community is filled with pride as we celebrate the accomplishments of all our students in this year's GCSE results. Our students' achievements are a testament to the collective effort of our teachers, staff, parents and guardians who have worked tirelessly to provide a nurturing and stimulating learning environment.
St Swithun’s students headed to universities after impressive A Level Results
St Swithun's School is delighted to announce another year of strong A-Level results, showcasing the academic accomplishments of its students. With a dedication to nurturing bright minds and fostering a supportive learning environment, the school is proud to celebrate the achievements of its A-Level students in the 2023 examinations.
86% of A levels were graded A* to B against a backdrop of a decline in top grades nationally to pre-pandemic levels. Half of U6 girls achieved AAA or higher, 61% AAB or above and 73% ABB or better.
The Class of 2023 has therefore been accepted into prestigious universities, with students securing placements at world class institutions such as Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Imperial, LSE, Manchester, Oxford, St Andrews, UCL, Warwick and York while 10% of students gained places at Oxbridge. The St Swithun's School community eagerly awaits the future success of our graduates and the positive impact they will undoubtedly make in their chosen fields.
100% of A level results were graded A* to B in the twelve individual subjects of art and design, Classical civilisation, English literature, further mathematics, German, Greek, history of art, Latin, music, product design, psychology and Spanish. In addition, all the students who undertook the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) gained A* to B grades, with 86% at A* and A. The EPQ is equivalent to half an A level and is held in high esteem by universities for the skills of self-directed, independent study that it cultivates
Headmistress Jane Gandee said, "The success of our A-level students is testament to their hard work and intellectual curiosity, in addition to the support provided by our dedicated staff. At St Swithun's School, we strive to instil a passion for lifelong learning, and these results exemplify our students' genuine interest in their studies.”
Head of Sixth Form, Nick Fyfe, also shared his delight stating, "We are immensely proud of our students' achievements and their personal growth during their time in our Sixth Form. Our tailored support and guidance have allowed them to flourish both academically and as well-rounded individuals."
Maite, a high-achieving student at St Swithun's School, has excelled in this year's A-Level examinations. Obtaining 5 A*, she has consistently demonstrated a thirst for knowledge and a dedication to their studies. With these exceptional results, she is ready to embark on a promising future studying Medicine at Cambridge.
Another outstanding performer, Emily has achieved an impressive set of A-Level results, securing A* A* A. Her academic journey at St Swithun's School has been characterized by commitment to academic and sporting excellence exemplified by her role as Head of Sport. With these exceptional results, she is ready to embark on a promising future pursuing Geography at Durham University.
We are also thrilled to announce that our Head Girl, Jamie S, has achieved exceptional A-Level results. Throughout her tenure as Head Girl, Jamie has demonstrated exemplary leadership and dedication, leaving an indelible impact on the school community. As she begins her journey to Oxford University to study History and Economics, we are confident that she will continue to shine brightly, making a positive difference in all she undertakes.