Students, and staff, at The Folkestone School for Girls can, once again, celebrate another stunning set of results.
We are consistently ranked amongst the very best schools in the country and have cemented that reputation further despite the increased rigour of the new exams.
With over 1500 qualifications taken by girls in Year 11 just over half achieved the top grades (7+) and almost 1 in 7 qualifications achieved at the very highest grade – the new Grade 9. Overall, around 90% of grades achieved were at the ‘strong pass’ level.
Across the entire country just 732 students achieved 7 or more Grade 9s. 3 of those students came from our school. Quite an achievement! There were many other individual successes with a number of students achieving entirely grades 7/8/9 and for others, equal success in achieving their own personal target grades.
There were similar successes at A Level. Again, despite the new examinations with their increased rigour, girls can be proud of their achievements. Over half of all grades achieved were at the A*/B boundary with a third at the A*/A boundary and 1 in 10 achieving the very highest A* grade – all figures well about the national average for A Level. There were numerous individual successes – with 4 straight A* grades amongst them! Girls leave us to pursue university courses from Criminology to Zoology – all over the UK from Kent to Nottingham to Queen Mary to UCL to Oxford
Governors would wish to join me in commending and congratulating the girls for all their hard work in the final preparations for the summer exam season. Clearly it all paid off. We must also acknowledge and thank all our teachers and pastoral staff here at the school for their unfaltering commitment to our wonderful girls and our parents for their ongoing support.