The Folkestone School for Girls has an enviable reputation and established history of outstanding academic results. In combination with outstanding attainment, the outstanding levels of progress made by students from all starting points place us amongst the very best schools in the country year on year. It is with this in mind that The Folkestone School for Girls finds itself in a position to again report on another set of stunning results for Summer 2019.

GCSE – 175 students

Threshold

2017

2018

2019

Students achieving a 4+ in both English & Maths

96%

96%

98%

Students achieving a 5+ in both English & Maths

76%

77%

82%

Students achieving 5+ A*-C (Inc Maths & English 4+)

96%

95%

98%

Students achieving the Ebacc*

64%

57%

59%

* The Ebacc consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Geography or History AND a Modern Foreign Language. Not all students had elected to study this particular combination of subjects.

In terms of the new Progress 8 measure, The Folkestone School for Girls can once again claim outstanding success, achieving a provisional P8 score of 0.76 which places us amongst the very best schools in the country as is shown on DfE Performance Tables. This would be a significant achievement in isolation, but The Folkestone School for Girls has achieved ‘well above average’ consistently since the P8 measure was introduced. A P8 score of 0.76 is equivalent to around two thirds of all GCSEs taken achieving a grade above reasonable expectation 

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019*

0.54

0.51

0.66

0.43

0.76

*The 2019 provisional P8 score has been calculated using the validated 2018 estimates.

Sixth Form – 103 students

Despite the increased rigour and challenge of the new A Level examinations taken by students this summer and despite the limited number of past examination papers to work through to guide revision and preparation we are pleased to report a very pleasing set of results once again this summer. Girls have built, further, on the outstanding progress they have made at GCSE to achieve strongly at A level with almost a third of all grades achieved at A*/A and over a half at A*/B.

Threshold

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Pass rate

99%

99%

98%

94%

99%

A*/A grades

18%

19%

23%

32%

30%

A*-B grades

51%

54%

52%

54%

51%


Students leave the school with an outstanding portfolio of academic qualifications. They are well qualified, well rounded young women and are well equipped for varied, fulfilling careers.

The outstanding results achieved are testament to the hard work of students, the professionalism and dedication of staff, the continuing support of parents and the guidance and direction of governors. They further cement The Folkestone School for Girls’ already enviable reputation, locally and nationally, for delivering consistently outstanding academic results.

 

Contact

The Folkestone School for Girls

Coolinge Lane

Folkestone, Kent

CT20 3RB United Kingdom

 

Tel: +44 (0) 1303 251125