Record number at Camden School for Girls celebrate top GCSE grades

Rachael Allen, Camden School for Girls head girl celebrates her GCSE results

Rachael Allen, Camden School for Girls head girl celebrates her GCSE results - Credit: Archant

A record number of girls at a state school in Camden have celebrated being awarded all A*s or As in their GCSEs.

Camden School for Girls, a comprehensive in Camden Town, saw 19 of its pupils achieved a clean sweep of the top grades this morning.

Headteacher Elizabeth Kitcatt said: “It was a very hard working year, with very ambitious and committed pupils. We are really pleased.”

Rachael Allen, head girl at the school, celebrated an astonishing 10 A*s and one A when collecting her results this morning.

Emerging from the school hall with tears of joy running down her cheeks, the 16-year-old said: “I am so happy, I wasn’t expecting this result at all, especially in my French.


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“We all did a lot of hard work. I’m going on to do history, geography, English and maths at A-level, hopefully to go on and do something like geography at university. I’m overjoyed.”

Nationally, the proportion of GCSEs awarded at least a C grade rose again this year, but top grades have fallen for the fourth year in a row.

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In total, almost seven in 10 (69%) entries were awarded A*-C, up 0.2 percentage points on 2014.

But there was a 0.1 percentage point drop in A* grades - the fourth year running that there has been a fall - with 6.6% of entries given the highest mark this year.

The rest of Camden School fo Girls GCSE grades are:

Percentage of A* - A grades 2015: 43%

Percentage of 5 A* - C grades including maths and English 2015: 78%

Percentage of pupils achieving E-Bacc 2015: 53%

Percentage of A* - A grades 2014 (verified): 43%

Percentage of 5 A* - C grades including maths and English 2014 (verified): 76%

Percentage of pupils achieving E-Bacc 2014 (verified): 50%

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