Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh

09 Aug 2018
Examination Success in STEAM Subjects at St George’s School for Girls

sg 15 600wThe students of St George’s School for Girls in Edinburgh are celebrating another excellent set of examination results this year as they learned their SQA examination results earlier this week.

The Head, Mrs Alex Hems, commenting on the results said:

‘These results are a superb achievement for a delightful and hugely talented year group who have contributed so much to school life during their time at St George’s. It is testament to the girls’ exceptional intellectual curiosity, resilience and diligence, and also to the commitment, professionalism and inspiration of the teaching staff at St George’s.

‘I am particularly pleased that they have managed to secure such a strong set of subject grades in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics). Increasing the number of girls studying in this area is an important objective for us.

‘25% of our leavers are going on to study STEAM subjects at university. Computing, Pharmacy, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Actuarial Science, Graphic Design, Art and Design, Biology, Medicine, Mathematics, and Design for Textiles are just a few of the courses being studied in these fields.

‘As a girls’ school where there is no influence from gender stereotypes, we offer excellent careers advice, work experience opportunities, and exposure to positive female role models all of which help to promote equal opportunities in STEAM related industries.

‘We pride ourselves in being able to provide a bespoke portfolio of courses for each girl that suits her needs and aspirations.

‘Our academic curriculum is a unique mix of GCSEs at 16 followed by Highers and Advanced Highers in Sixth Form. The academic rigour and flexibility that this blend of the two systems gives ensures breadth whilst developing the valuable study skills and work ethic these courses require.’

At Higher level this year, the school attained an impressive 95% pass rate (A-C grade) (national pass rate 76%), maintaining the school’s record for passes in recent years.  58% of examination passes secured were at A, and 83% achieved an A or B grade. 22 (21%) students received all A grades in Higher examinations and 35 (33%) achieved 4 or more A grades in all the examinations they sat.
 

At Advanced Higher there was an excellent 98% pass rate (A-C grade) (national pass rate 80%), with 65% of grades awarded at A and 86% of grades awarded at A or B grade. 15 (10%) students received A grades in 3 or more subjects.

More on Exam Results 2018

Find out more at our Open Mornings 6 and 10 October 2018 or contact Admissions: admissions@stge.org.uk T: 0131 311 8008.

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2018

January

February

March

Welcome to students from Havergal College

Hockey News

Netball News

Football News

Fencing News

Book Fair in Lower School Library

Rugby at Murrayfield - Scotland v England

Sledging

Guide Dog Visit

RSPB Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Chinese Performance - Lasswade

Model United Nations Conference

Lower School Book of Excellence

Primary 6 Author Visit

Primary 5 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

Clothing Clear Out – Collection Extravaganza!

Remove History - Board Games

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships

Boarders' Ceilidh

The Edinburgh Brain Bee Competition

Under 13 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 14 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Under 15 Scottish Schools Lacrosse

Primary 7 Hockey Tournament

S1 East District Hockey Tournament

S2 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East District Hockey Tournament

S3 East Cup Final

The Lower School Badminton Championships

Lower School Dance Showcase

Clothing Clear Out – Nursery Collection Extravaganza!

World Book Day

Spanish Play

The Edinburgh Piano Festival Competitions

Play in a Day Articles

A Visit by Hayley Valentine from BBC Question Time

Primary 5 Visit The Scottish Parliament

British Science Week

Primary One Visit the Zoo

500 Word Story

Primary 6 Skype Call to India

Primary 6 Power Investigations

Lower 4 Merchiston Social

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Parents Play and Stay at Nursery Outdoor Learning

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Autumn Term Upper School Production

Edinburgh Primary Badminton Squad

Lothian League

Sport Relief

Euro Quiz 2018

LUSH at Houldsworth House

Making Scones at Houldsworth

Poetry Match-Making

Lower School Book of Excellence

Young Enterprise Scotland Programme

April

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June

August

September

Equality for Women with Judy Murray and Judy Dalton: A Breakfast Conversation

Take A Closer Look - Open Mornings

Linlithgow Drinks Reception - Tuesday 25 September, 6.30-8.00 pm

Community and Staff Choir Rehearsals

Netball Success

Hockey

Swimming

Lower School Form Captains

Milkshake Making

A sleepover at Houldsworth

Xtreme Karting

Head Girls’ Conference

Return to Houldsworth

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Edinburgh Bus Tour

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Our First Week back in Junior School

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Primary 1 Build a Bear

Primary 5 House Captains and Vice Captains

An Exciting Year Ahead

Lower School Welcomes New Students

6th Form Debate

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Baking and Decorating Cupcakes

Royal Yacht Britannia Trip

Successful Renewal of our Eco Green Flag Award

Tours for the 1988 Old Girls

Hockey

Spa Evening

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The Buddy Break

The Primary 5 Girls visit The Royal Botanical Gardens

The Junior School Safety Officers

Roald Dahl Day

Primary 5 Trip to the Pentlands

Sing, Shine, Laugh and Sign

Big Owls’ Dance and Movement Class

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Choosing a University Course

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International Committee

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