Alderley girls celebrate excellent GCSE results

After last week's excellent A level results, Alderley Edge School for Girls are celebrating top GCSE and IGCSE grades across the board.

More girls hit the top A* grade this year, with well over a quarter of all grades awarded at this level.

The school was particularly pleased that many girls who aspire to study mathematical and scientific courses at University gained the top grades in sciences with 100% of girls achieving A*/A grades in Biology, 96% being awarded A*/A in Chemistry and 89% gaining A*/A in Physics.

Whilst the study of Modern Foreign Languages is in decline nationally, pupils at Alderley Edge School for Girls studied the more demanding IGCSE and scored a 100% pass rate, with 77% of Spanish grades and 71% of French grades awarded at A*/A.

Other subjects in which girls particularly excelled included Religious Studies where 85% achieved A* or A grades, Music where 80% gained A*/A results, History with 79% of grades being awarded at A*/A, English Literature with 72% gaining A*/A grade and Geography with 67% at A*/A.

Mrs Susan Goff, Headmistress at the school commented; "Yet again the girls have demonstrated that hard work, commitment and determination pay off. The combined efforts of inspirational teachers, supportive parents and the close monitoring of the girls throughout their GCSE years ensures that they all achieve at the highest possible level, often exceeding their own expectations."

Mrs Jackie Waterhouse, Head of Upper School enthused, "I was delighted with the results across the board - it proves once more that AESG provides an impressive learning environment for both academic high flyers and those who benefit from extra personalised support with their studies. I look forward to following the girls' progress as they move into the Sixth Form and embark on the next exciting stage of their education."

Overall a fifth of all girls obtained straight A* and A grades. High achievers include; Ella Williams who gained 11 A*s; Jenny Anderson, Emily Bancroft and Ellen Smith who gained 10 A*s and 1 A grade each and Gemma Davison who gained 9 A*s and 2 A grades. Special commendation should go to Kumiko Kawato who recently joined the school from Japan and gained an impressive 5 A*s, 1 A and 2 B grades, despite only learning English over the past 18 months.

AESG, Alderley Edge School for Girls, Exam Results


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Lisa Reeves
Thursday 23rd August 2012 at 6:29 pm
Provisional figures across Cheshire East show that 62% of pupils achieved five or more A*- C grades, including English and maths, which is slightly down on last year’s pass rate of 65%.

The proportion of pupils gaining five A*- C grades in any subject is 82%, marginally down on last year’s total of 83%.
Councillor Hilda Gaddum, Cabinet member in charge of children and family services, said: “Once again, our pupils have excelled and I congratulate them on some impressive results.
“I am sure that many of our young people were very nervous as they made their way into schools this morning but I do hope they are all pleased with their results.
“I want to thank family members, teachers and schools staff who worked very hard to support our pupils, and also the young people themselves who are maintaining a high success rate in Cheshire East.”
Marica O'Neill
Thursday 30th August 2012 at 11:38 am
It's so good to hear success stories rather than moans and groans. Many congratulations to Alderley Edge School for Girls - you should be very proud of yourselves, pupils, parents and teachers alike!