22nd August 2019 — Pupils at Farnborough Hill were celebrating this morning as they received their excellent GCSE results. The School is delighted that 56% of all the results were at the top grades of 9 – 7, with an excellent pass rate of 98%. Most pupils took 10 GCSEs, choosing subjects as diverse as Classical Greek, Design Technology, German and Computer Science.
There were some truly outstanding individual successes: six girls achieved eight or more grade 9s. Sophia S led the pack by earning a phenomenal nine grade 9s and two grade 8 in her 11 GCSEs, Emily P shone with eight 9s and two 8s, Katherine B achieved an exceptional seven 9s and three 8s and Mia C, Jennifer T and Rachel W each celebrated eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7. Caitlin W was delighted to share the academic glory with her older sister Lauren, who last week received two A*s and an A in her A levels, by earning five 9s, four 8s and a 7.
The academic staff also celebrated the wonderful achievements of their pupils, with Music, History, RE and the Sciences enjoying particularly strong results. The average grade achieved by History and Music candidates was an astonishing grade 8.
Alexandra Neil, Head, was overjoyed with the girls’ achievements saying, ‘The results unveiled today are testament to the girls’ hard work and tenacity; they should be incredibly proud of themselves. They have set themselves up well for the next stage in their education and have laid strong foundations which will enable them to unlock a future of their choosing. At a time of continuing educational change and increased rigor, I am delighted that Farnborough Hill has achieved an excellent pass rate of 98%. It is a joy to see the smiles here today as the pupils not only celebrate their own achievements, but also those of their friends.’