The Mount School York is celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results which saw A* and A grades the order of the day.
Over one third of girls gained seven or more A*- A grades, whilst 90% achieved one or more A*-A. 57% of all results were graded A* – A. Results across the year were strong, 92% of the overall grades were A*- C while 75% of grades were A*-B. In Spanish 100% of pupils gained an A*. Latin achieved 100% A*-A grades. 100% of Physics and Design Technology students achieved A*-A grades. 100% of Drama students celebrated A* grades while 100% of Music grades were A*-A, reinforcing the School’s dedication to the creative and performing arts.
Among those celebrating today were Amy who was awarded six A*s and three As.
“I’m so happy! I’ve worked hard over the last two years. It’s amazing to have gained such fantastic results. I am thankful to all the staff at The Mount and can’t wait to continue with A Levels in the Sixth Form,” said Amy.
Also celebrating were Daisy, who achieved an impressive 8 A*s and 2 As and Muskan, who gained seven A*s, two As and one C.
Adrienne Richmond, Principal, said, “I am extremely delighted with today’s GCSE results. The girls have achieved an excellent set of results that reflects all the hard work of our girls and staff over the past two years.
“As we are a small school, staff really get to know each girl as an individual. We know their strengths and we understand their needs allowing us to tailor our teaching methods. I’m sure that the bespoke education we offer is the most important factor in today’s outstanding results. I am really proud of all the girls have achieved and look forward to seeing them continue to flourish in our Sixth Form.
“For me it is not just about league tables and grade A*s it is all about the value added that The Mount School brings to each individual, both academically and personally, to prepare the girls for the next step in their lives.”
This year saw the introduction of grades 9-1 in English and Maths GCSEs, grades 7 to 9 being the equivalent to an A*/A. The new system did not phase Mount girls with 13% of the grades in English and Maths at grade 9.