Sheffield Girls' celebrated another outstanding set of A-Level results in Summer 2019, with 15% of entries graded A* and almost half graded A*/A.
|A* - A||42%||52%||47%||48%||50%|
|A* - B||70%||75%||76%||69%||73%|
|A* - C||89%||90%||91%||87%||89%|
|A* - E||100%||100%||100%||99.3%||100%|
Speaking about the results, Head, Nina Gunson, said:
“We are delighted to be celebrating an excellent set of A Level results for our Year 13 girls. 2019 is the first year that students completed the reformed, linear A Levels in all subjects and, with much in the press about the difficulty of some of this year’s papers, the girls really have done themselves proud with 100% pass rate, nearly half of all results at the highest grades of A*/A and a stunning 15% at A*.
“It is great to see our girls bucking national trends with A Levels in Modern Foreign Languages, Art and Drama remaining popular and achieving outstanding results (90% A*-B in Art, 100% A*/A in Drama, 80% A*/A in French, 50% A*/A in Spanish), when we know there is national concern about the uptake of these subjects.
“We also know that nationally the most striking gender gaps are in Maths and Physics, with significantly less girls than boys studying these A Levels, but at Sheffield Girls’ almost two thirds of this year’s cohort studied at least one A Level in Maths or Science and the results in Maths and Physics speak for themselves with 56% A*/A in Maths, 50% A*/A in Further Maths and a staggering 75% A*/A in Physics.
“It was super to see the girls open their results envelopes and for staff and parents to celebrate their achievements with them – it is such a relief for the girls to see that all their hard work has paid off.”