GCSE 2017 Results Press Release
Examination Results 2017
Watford Grammar School for Girls has once again achieved outstanding GCSE results, with 87% of grades being A*-C (or equivalent). The girls achieved over 120 new grade 9s and 6 students achieved 10 A*s and Grade 9s. Overall, more than 65% of the grades were A* and A/Grades 7-9, up 10% from last year. This is a huge achievement, especially as the national figure has fallen from 20.2% to 19.8.
Mrs Wagner, Headmistress says “I am so proud of the girls. They have worked so hard and gained the outstanding results that they deserve. I am especially delighted that we have risen to the challenge of the new GCSE examinations and achieved results that are well up on last year and that buck the national trend in a remarkable manner”.
At A Level, the girls also gained fantastic results, 44% of all grades were A*-A, and 77% of girls achieved A*-B grades. All the girls who received offers from Oxford and Cambridge achieved their required grades, with thirteen girls thus having won places this year. Among the many success stories are Panna Chauhan, who gained 4 A*s and is going to Downing College, Cambridge to read Chemical Engineering and Rosie Waldock, who won a Dyson Scholarship to Warwick University, to study Engineering. Courtney Clarke and Nikita Trion both gained 3A*s. Girls are also going to university to study Medicine, Law, PPE, History, Mathematics, History, Classics, Drama, German, French, English and many other academic and vocational courses. Tal Goodisman is going to Accenture to embark upon their prestigious Degree Apprenticeship scheme and several other girls have gained places on similar programmes. The girls’ achievements are remarkable, especially considering the recent changes to many of the A Level subject syllabuses.