Mount girls celebrate GCSE excellence

- 3 September 2019 -

The Mount School York are once again celebrating GCSE excellence seeing some stunning achievements from a range of subjects and many girls have exceeded expectations.

Almost 40% of girls gained 5 or more GCSEs with grades of 7 and above. 82% of all grades were Level 5 and above. Amongst those celebrating today were Cecily O Neill, Hollie Thompson and Clare Treacher who all achieved at least 7 or more level 8/9 grades, the equivalent of an A/A*. Bebe Dyl, Charlotte Hemingway, Gracie Houston and Emily Tyson also achieved scores well above their predicted grades.

As expected, all pupils passed English Literature, Language and Maths, with many subjects in all areas of the curriculum.

Jackie Eccles, Head of Year 11, said, “I am delighted by the girl’s academic success across all subjects. As well as giving 100% to their studies the girls also take part in a plethora of concerts, plays, sports fixtures and other activities. A well-rounded education at The Mount enables our girls to excel in all subjects and achieve outside the classroom in the knowledge that there are no limits.”

Adrienne Richmond, Principal of The Mount commented, “Congratulations to all of the girls and staff who worked extremely hard to achieve these grades. Watching the girls open their results this morning was a very emotional experience. The sheer delight on all their faces showed the relief of all their hard work coming to fruition. I am extremely proud of the girls not just for their exam success but for the progress they have made both academically and socially. Their hard work and determination has seen them flourish. It has been a privilege for the Mount staff to see them develop in character and confidence over the years.”

Today’s results follow on from last week’s excellent A Level results which saw over half of all girls gain A*/A grades.  They will progress to a range of top universities studying a diverse selection of courses.

Pictured: Charlotte, Emily and Bebe celebrate their results; Clare celebrates five 9s.