Sensational GCSE results for Alderley Edge School for Girls

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Alderley Edge School for Girls is celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results for this year's, Year 11 pupils. The Cheshire, all-girls school, is delighted to report that over one quarter of its overall GCSE grades were 8s and 9s (A*) with almost half of all grades 7 – 9 (A*-A).

The school celebrates the outstanding achievements of its pupils including Bernice Yeung who gained nine 9s and one grade 7 (9A*s - A), Emma Cartwright gained five 9s, four 8s and one 7, which is equivalent to (9A*s and one A), Tilly Hawkins who has achieved four 9s, three 8s and two 7s, which is equivalent to (7A*s and two As), Emily Barrett achieved six 9s, two 8s and a 6 (8A*s and one B) and Sophie Derbyshire was awarded four 9s, two 8s and five 7s, which equates to (6A*s and 5As).

Over one third all grades in English Language were 8s and 9s (A*-A), while over 50% of English Literature grades were (A* - A). Almost three quarters of Business Studies grades were 9-7 (A* - A), two thirds of Geography grades were 8s and 9s (A*- A), one third of Higher Maths GCSEs were 8s and 9s (A*-A) and in both Biology and Chemistry 60% of all grades were 8s and 9s (A*-A). Two thirds of History grades were 8s and 9s (A*-A).

Headmistress, Mrs Nicola Smillie, said: "I am absolutely delighted with this year's results and send my huge congratulations to both the pupils and staff. Both have worked equally hard to achieve these stunning set of results. The resilience and determination shown by the Y11 pupils has been incredible and while the girls have been academically challenged every step of the way, they have enjoyed their studies with us enormously which is a testament to the incredible pastoral care and opportunities we provide here at AESG."

Head of Upper School, Mrs Carolyn Leigh, added: "Many of this year's cohort will be staying with us to pursue their A Levels in a vast array of subjects, with all students having high aspirations for their career choices. The girls really do deserve these results and it has been wonderful to share their special moment in receiving them."

Alderley Edge School for Girls provides a challenging and stimulating learning environment in which every girl fulfils her academic potential. The school is proud to be so much more than the outstanding results that the pupils achieve but it also provides an extensive enrichment programme developing essential leaderships so that girls leave AESG as empowered young women ready to face the challenges of a 21st Century workplace.

Photo: Mrs Leigh with Isla Cambella and Charlotte Stanley, Bernice Yeung and Sophie Derbyshire.

AESG, Alderley Edge School for Girls