Hornsey School for Girls students excel once again despite GCSE exam reforms

GCSE results day at Hornsey School for Girls. Photo by Hornsey School for Girls

GCSE results day at Hornsey School for Girls. Photo by Hornsey School for Girls - Credit: Archant

Hornsey School for Girls students have excelled once again, despite reforms to GCSE exams this year.

More than three quarters of total grades achieved were 4 or above and the school’s highest scoring student gained an impressive seven of the highest possible grade 9s plus an A*, with six additional high flyers attaining 21 grade 9s between them.

This year has seen further reforms to examinations, with an additional 20 subjects now converted to numerical scores.

Among the class of 2018, there were a number of star performers:

• Top achiever Stella achieved an outstanding set of results with 10 high grade GCSEs including seven grade 9s and one A*. She credits the vast range of opportunities at Hornsey School for Girls for her personal development and stellar results.

• High flyer Farzana gained 10 GCSEs including seven grade 8/9s and one A. She has ambitions to become a dentist following A-level studies in chemistry, biology, maths and psychology.

• High achiever Sarah performed much better than she hoped with a total of 10 GCSEs with particular success in science and geography (she also achieved the highest grade 9 in this subject). Sarah has ambitions to join the fire service and train as a firefighter as she wants to balance the national quota.

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Paying tribute to Hornsey students, acting Headteacher, Angela Rooke, said: “The academic success of our students today is a testament to their dedication and drive to be the best that they can be provided by the support from the excellent team at Hornsey.

“I know we can expect to see great things from the class of 2018 and we have provided a platform for our young women to take their next step into a successful future whether it is training, employment or higher education. We look forward to welcoming back many students when they start at Hornsey Sixth Form College in September.”

Chair of Governors, Anita Yiannoullou, added: “The determination and commitment from our staff and students to achieve the high expectations set by the school has been a powerful driver in our success. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our families that have been supportive throughout their daughters’ five years with us. We are very proud of each student’s achievements and we hope the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their time at Hornsey School for Girls will remain with them during their next life chapter.”