Girls at The Mount School are celebrating another fantastic set of GCSE results, with a stand out number of A* grades.
37% of GCSE grades awarded at The Mount were A* or 8/9 grades. Overall, 54% of the grades were A*- A (7/8/9) with 37% of girls gaining at least 5 A*s and 48% of girls achieving at least 5 A*s - A (or equivalent). Overall, 74% of grades were A*- B. A range of subjects are celebrating fantastic results with at least 70% of grades in English Language, History, Spanish, Sport/PE, Geography, Chinese and DT Textiles marked at A*-A or 7/8/9.
Among the students celebrating today were Rosalind Cooper who was awarded 10 A*s and 1 A. As well as studying hard to achieve her excellent grades Rosalind, a keen musician has also taken part in range of concerts including performing solo at York Minster in the Homestart concert.
Additional success came from Sophie Lofthouse who achieved 8 A*s and 1 A and Sasha Weeks who achieved 7 A*s and 3 As. Both girls have recently returned from a school expedition to Namibia where they volunteered in an orphanage helping with building work and taking care of the young children.
Hannah Walton Hughes, who this year won the York Literature Festival creative writing competition was also celebrating 6 A* grades including two grade 9s in English Language and Literature.
Adrienne Richmond, Principal, said, “I am extremely delighted with today’s GCSE results. The girls have achieved an excellent set of grades in all areas – Languages, Humanities, the Arts, Science, English and Maths. The excellent grades reflect all the girls’ hard work and commitment over the past two years.
In a year when it has been acknowledged that GCSEs have become harder, by removing the emphasis on coursework and putting more focus on the end of course exams, I am really proud of all our girls they have achieved. It has been a privilege to witness so many delighted girls and their parents collecting their results this morning. I look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in our Sixth Form. This is the second year since the introduction of grades 9-1. Traditional A*-G grades have been replaced with a 9 to 1 system, with 9 the highest grade. Last year only English and Maths were marked under the new system; this year an additional 20 subjects have been awarded in the new style grades. An 8 or 9 grade is broadly equivalent to an A*, 7 is equal to an A, a 6 is equal to a B and a 5/4 is equal to C.