Kings Norton Girls’ School celebrates their highest ever GCSE results today despite the additional challenges of the new exams.

Smashing the national pass rate at the highest new GCSE grade 9:

  • English Language: 11% vs national at 3.3%
  • Maths: 3.7% vs national 2.9%

There is no doubt about the challenge on offer for the most able at KNGS.

In addition:

  • 39% of grades at A*-A – KNGS’ highest ever
  • 85% of pupils achieving/exceeding the National benchmark grade 4 in English & maths (English being 15% higher and maths 16% higher than national)

Adding to last week’s successes at A Level (Read here), this truly marks a year of excellent academic and personal achievements for students at the school.

A spokesperson for KNGS said: “We are extremely proud of the individual achievements of each of our students which are a reflection of their hard work, resilience and determination.

“A huge thank you to staff for their care, support and for instilling the self-belief which is so significant a factor in their success at KNGS. And a big thank you also to Jim Cunningham of the Stirchley COOP for providing the proverbial bananas prior to the exam sessions which undoubtedly made their contribution.”

Among the girls’ celebrating today are Lucy Wilkes, Rebecca Lane, Charlotte Bice, Zoe Harfield, Emily Humphreys, Charlotte Khanan, Grace Cleary, Mackenzie Vaughan, Mia Barlow, Alice Falciani, Sachini Pattiya Gardi Hewage, Eleanor Oliveira, Alex Whittall, Molly Clifford, Holly Leach, Milly Steeds, Emily Cornford, Ciara Hay, Sophie McCarron, Ohemaa Donkor, Malika Saidova, Josie Drapkin, Katarina Scott, and Ruby Garvie who all achieved 9 or more A*-A grades.

Sophie said “Amazing! I tried my best and with help from all of the incredible teachers, hard work really does pay off!”

Student Lucy commented “I am honestly shocked and speechless. Thank you so much to all the teachers for all their help. Such an amazing day!”

Rebecca said “I am absolutely ecstatic with my results and not have done it without the constant support from so many teachers!”

The school spokesperson added: “We very much look forward to welcoming these talented students back into our Sixth Form in September, where they will continue their achievements at A-Level, and continue to make the most of the opportunities, both academic an extra-curricular over the next two years.”

Headteacher Gill Fox commented “I am over the moon about this year’s GCSE results. I whole heartedly congratulate our students on their examination success; they really have worked hard to achieve a stunning set of results against a backdrop of considerable change. I am very proud of the culture of high aspiration, mutual support and encouragement which the girls themselves drive. We could not do it without the exceptional relationships between staff and students which are at the very heart of our community at Kings Norton Girls’ School. Well done and a big thank you to everybody.“

Students who are looking to join Kings Norton Girls’ School in Year 7 and the Sixth Form in September 2018, are invited to experience the vibrant and thriving community first hand at their main Open Evening on Monday 18th September from 5pm – 8pm, or alternatively at one of their Open Mornings being held on Tuesday 19th September from 9am – 11am and Thursday 12th October from 9am – 11am.

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