Putney High School Girls Celebrate GCSE Results
with 50% earning an A* and 75% achieving at least nine A* or A grades
Putney High School is today celebrating its GCSE results, with half of all entries earning an A* grade, and 87 per cent achieving A* or A grade. More than half of girls achieved 10 A* or A passes, and three quarters achieved at least nine A* or A grades.
In the wake of nationwide concerns about the number of pupils doing well in the four core subjects, Putney High School has reported 87 per cent A* and A grade passes in the three sciences alone. All Putney girls studied English, Maths and at least one modern foreign language as well as three separate sciences.
Three girls, Fran Fitzpatrick, Lucy Frost and Issy Benedict, are celebrating after scooping 10 straight A* grade passes.
There was double delight for two sets of twins. The four girls earned 39 A*/A grades between them – including 24 A*s. Identical twins Hannah and Olivia Singh proved it is not only their looks that are similar. Each earned seven A* and three A grades. Talented musicians Emily and Fiona Walport combined their academic studies with performances with the Ealing Youth Orchestra,
Almost all Putney girls achieved 10 or more passes. Subjects achieving all A* or A grades included Art, Classical Civilisation, Design and Technology: Resistant Materials, Music and Religious Studies. In PE, all results were A*.
Headmistress, Dr Denise Lodge, said, “These tremendous results reflect the dedication and commitment of both the girls and the teachers at Putney High School. Girls have achieved across the curriculum, most notably in the core subjects including three separate sciences. They have also made the most of the many opportunities open to them, such as our Outlook Expedition, through which six of these girls were able to experience life in Borneo over the summer.”
August 28, 2009