Congratulations to the St Mary’s Calne girls on an outstanding set of GCSE and IGCSE Level results, with a remarkable 39% of the results graded 9, 63% 9-8 and 82% 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A).
Among those celebrating are identical twins, Kunmi and Yimika Adesola, who gained thirteen grade 9s, five grade 8s and two grade 7s between them.
‘I am absolutely ecstatic about achieving such grades...when I opened my results I couldn’t believe it! It’s just so surreal to me.' - Yimika
‘I was so pleased to see my results, even though I was shocked...I can’t even explain how happy I am about my grades!' - Kunmi
Special mention goes to Foundation Award Scholar, Agnes Arnold, and Charlotte Slater, who both achieved a clean sweep of eleven grade 9s. In 2018, an article in Research Matters (a Cambridge Assessment publication) predicted that, of pupils taking ten GCSEs, only between 100-600 candidates in the UK would achieve straight 9s. In the same article it also stated that ‘one thing is clear: achieving grade 9 in any GCSE subject is hard’ so Agnes and Charlotte should feel very proud of this fantastic achievement.
Among the other outstanding results, a further five girls: Clemency Fisher, Susannah Hirst, Matilda Knight, Sabrina Kwok and Annabel Pedgley, were awarded ten 9s and one 8.