Year 11 girls at Cheltenham Ladies’ College celebrated the school’s best GCSE results for well over 10 years, with the top A* / 9 / 8 grades accounting for almost three quarters (74.3%) of all results.
Despite 2018 bringing a turbulent year of GCSE reforms nationally, with many students’ results now coming under both the old A*-E and the new 9-1 grading systems, pupils at CLC have achieved an impressive 92.2% of all results at the A*-A / 9-7 grade.
Under the new system, grade 9 is classified as higher than an A* grade. At Cheltenham Ladies’ College, 42.3% results were awarded this highest 9 grade, nearly 10 times the national average of 4.3% of grades.
Top achievers at the school include 25 girls who have received straight A* / 9 / 8 grades, accounting for more than a fifth of the total year group. Remarkably, almost two thirds of pupils (65.3%) have achieved straight A*-A / 9-7 grades across all their subjects.
Eve Jardine-Young, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, said: “These spectacular results reflect the dedication and commitment of all our girls and staff, and I am absolutely delighted for them all.”
Girls at Cheltenham Ladies’ College celebrated outstanding A Level results, with a record number of girls achieving at least 4 A* grades.
With A* grades making up almost a third of results (30.4%), this year the school saw 15 pupils achieve 4 or more A* grades at A Level, the highest number since the A* grade was introduced in 2010.
Across the cohort, nearly two-thirds of all results (65.2%) are A* or A grades, while an impressive 92% of results are A*-B grades.
Girls have also secured places at a number of top global universities, including Yale, Stanford, Brown, Southern California, Parsons School of Design and many other top US colleges, as well as the prestigious University of Hong Kong (HKU).