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

24 Aug 2018
Excellent GCSE Results 2018

Exams 18 600wThis morning our Lower 6 have received their GCSE results and we congratulate them warmly on their impressive achievements. They are the first cohort for whom all, or almost all of their subjects have been assessed on the new 9-1 scale.  With a 9 designed to indicate ‘exceptional’ performance, the fact that 12% of our entries were graded at this level is extremely pleasing; the national average is 4%.  

In the new system, broadly the same proportion of students should achieve grades 9 to 4 as would have gained grades A* to C, and in these revised, tougher courses it is encouraging to see that 94% of our entries met this standard and 44% gained grades 9 to 7, the equivalent of A and A*.

In those courses that are still following the previous, A* - G system, 46%  achieved an A or an A* and 89% A* to C.

GCSEs are rigorous, demanding courses, and we should remind ourselves that our students not only study, but they play sport, often to a very high level, many play more than one musical instrument and contribute to school ensembles, they take part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, debating, MUN and so much more.  Every individual set of results has behind it a personal story of targets set and reached, obstacles encountered and eventually overcome.

The lessons that the girls learn from this all-round education will remain with them throughout their lives. Today we celebrate with them, their families, and their teachers.

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