GCSE Results Day 2017: ‘Bright future’ for Hornsey School for Girls after ‘fantastic’ results
PUBLISHED: 17:10 24 August 2017 | UPDATED: 17:10 24 August 2017
Hornsey School for Girls have said despite reforms the school has achieved another set of “fantastic” GCSE results.
According to the Crouch End school a large number of students got the top grades across subjects, with over 350 distinction*, A and A* grades awarded.
The school said 35 per cent of students gained nine to seven in literature following reforms affecting schools across England resulting in maths, English literature and language GCSEs graded one to nine not A* to G.
Pupil Katie gained the new nine grade in English language, English literature and Maths – putting her in the top 1pc of students in England.
Fellow student Bushra, who plans to study environmental engineering at university, scooped nines in all three subjects with a further three A*s and three As.
Bushra said: “I am delighted I can now continue on my path. I didn’t even know this was an option until the school opened my eyes to the opportunities.”
Headteacher, Kuljit Rahelu, said: “Throughout the year we have been running a campaign called “Hornsey hears my voice”, celebrating the creativity, maturity and independent thinking of our students.
“At Hornsey School for Girls our students are empowered with the confidence to know their voice is important, what they have to say is relevant and they should have a platform to showcase their talents and share their opinions.
“Despite a number of changes we remain significantly above average for both maths and English as well as a host of other subjects,” she added.
Chair of governors Anita Yiannoullou added: “It is with great pride I look upon everything that has been achieved.
“As well as high academic standards, we have maintained the genuine interest and determination students have in achieving their goals, something highlighted by Ofsted this year.
“This is a school steeped in tradition, but one that also has a very bright future to look forward to,” the governor added.
The school also reported two-fifths of students getting A*-A in drama and 38pc achieving the same in history.
A further 35pc of students got nine to seven in English Lit, with 77pc awarded a five, known as a strong pass and equivalent to about a grade B under the old grading system.