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    Exam Results 2018

    Excellent GCSE results

    12% Grade 9 in reformed GCSEs at Camden School for Girls beating the national figure of 4%!

    Year Eleven students at Camden School for Girls have achieved an outstanding set of examination results.

    96% achieved grade 9-4 (standard pass) in both English* and mathematics (92% 2017 - from IDSR)
    88% achieved grade 9-5 (strong pass) in both English* and mathematics (80% 2017)

    *Refers to best result out of English and English Literature

    - 48% of all mathematics grades were 9-7 (52% 2017)                          (national 15.7%)
    - 96% of all mathematics grades were 9-4 (94% 2017)                          (national 59.8%)
    - 50% of all English Language grades were 9-7 (47% 2017)                 (national 14%)
    - 96% of all English Language grades were 9-4 (92% 2017)                 (national 62%)
    - 67% of all English Lit grades were 9-7 (57% 2017)                                (national 19.5%)
    - 99% of all English Lit grades were 9-4 (96% 2017)                                (national 72.9%)

     

    We are particularly delighted with the following outcomes for our students:
    49% of all results across all subjects were graded at the highest level - A* - A or 9-7   (48% 2017)

    Our students worked especially hard to achieve top grades, not simply to achieve a GCSE result.

    - 92% of all results across all subjects were 9-4 (standard pass) opening up a wide range of opportunities post-16 (91% 2017) 
    - 84% of all results across all subjects were 9-5 (strong pass)

     

    For subjects where there were 40 students or more in a particular subject the following 9-4 percentages were achieved:

    • French - 85% (National 69.8%)
    • Spanish - 83% (National 70.5%) 
    • Geography - 100% (9-5) (National 64.7%, 9-4) 
    • History - 98% (National 63.9%)
    • Art - 90% (National 75%)
    • Theology - 80% (National 71.9%)

    Individual successes:

    - A record total of 38 students achieved A* - A or 9-7 grades in eight or more GCSE subjects (33 in 2017) 
    - 15 students achieved A* or 9-8 grades in eight or more GCSE subjects (10 in 2017)
    - 2 students achieved 9 grade 9s

    I am delighted with these outstanding results. They are well-deserved by an extremely hard-working set of students, and they were exceptionally well-supported by the excellent teaching staff. I am especially pleased to see a total of 108 grade 9s achieved by students at CSG, the very highest grade in the new specifications.

    Elizabeth Kitcatt
    September 2018
     

    Another outstanding set of A level results

    - 21% of all grades are A* - up from 18% in 2017
    - 49% of all grades are A* - A
    - 78% of all grades at A* - B
    - 92% of all grades at A*-C

    I am delighted to announce that Year 13 students at Camden School for Girls have achieved an excellent set of A level examination results. Once again our sixth form students have out-performed students nationally by a very significant margin.

    • Percentage A*                                   21% (National 8%)          
    • Percentage A* - A                             49% (National 26%)        
    • Percentage A* - B                             78% (National 53%)                          
    • Percentage A* - C                             92% (National 77%)        

    In addition, we are delighted with the following statistics, which show a significant improvement on 2017:

    • Students with 3/3+ A*                    12 (7 in 2017)
    • Students with 3/3+ A* - A              65 (52 in 2017)
    • Students with 3/3+ A* - B             134 (121 in 2017)              

    We are absolutely thrilled that 17 students have gained places at Cambridge or Oxford, 7 have places at medical school and one is through to study dentistry.

    Exceptional grades achieved in the sixth form’s most popular subjects, English, mathematics, history and the sciences; very strong performance across ‘facilitating subjects’.

    With 105 students, English Literature is the school’s most popular subject, and we’re thrilled to see 93% achieving A* - B grades here.  

    Mathematics is the second most popular, with 101 students taking it through to A level, and gaining stunning results with 73% at A* - B grades.

    A number of students took further mathematics (12) and a staggering 100% achieved A* - B grades.

    The subject with the third highest number of entries (85) is History, and we’re delighted that 84% scored A* - B grades here.   

     

    There was also strong performance across the three sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) with 75 students taking one or more science A level and achieving 66% A* - B grades.

    Students have come away with very high grades in geography (71% A* - B), Spanish (88%), French (85% A* -  B) and Latin (100% A* - B). The subjects mentioned above are all ‘facilitating subjects’, and are highly prized for university entry.

    Also performing exceptionally well is art, with 84% achieving A* - B grades, economics at 85% A* - B, theology and philosophy (100% and 93% A* - B respectively) and drama at 79% A* - B grades.

    These are exceptionally strong results, reflecting extremely hard work by students and teachers, and consistent support from parents. Our students are ambitious and determined to achieve to the best of their ability, and these grades demonstrate that their effort and dedication over challenging two year courses have been worthwhile.

    This year students and teachers faced particular challenges because many A levels were reformed for 2018.  This meant teachers had no past papers or previous experience of the syllabus to refer to in preparation for the exams.  It’s therefore especially pleasing to see grades going up at Camden School for Girls.

    Congratulations to all!

    Elizabeth Kitcatt
    September 2018