Blogs and News - St George's School For Girls, Edinburgh
Yesterday our Lower 6 received their GCSE results. We are extremely proud of them all for the calm way in which they have responded to a stressful situation and for the excellent grades which they have achieved.
97% of entries were awarded grades 9-4
57% have grades 9-7
21% have been awarded a grade 9
Two of our students have achieved a ‘full house’ of straight 9s, which is an outstanding achievement.
These results reflect months of hard work and determination, on the part of girls and their teachers and give them an excellent platform from which to move into their final two years at St George’s.
This year we also received the first set of results for the Higher Project Qualification, which invites students to work with a high degree of independence, on a research project of their own choosing. 21 girls submitted projects at this level, of which 10 were awarded B grades, 9 received As and 2 gained A*s.
10 girls were so committed to their project that they opted to produce a longer piece of work, which they entered for the Extended Project Qualification instead, the course which usually sits alongside A level. These girls were two years or more younger than their peers in England, working at the same level. Of these 3 achieved A*, 4 were awarded A and 3 B grades. This is a very heartening vindication our decision to offer this qualification and a tribute to the hard work and scholarship of the girls and their teachers who led the course.