GCSE RESULTS: Chichester High School for Girls

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NEW headteacher of Chichester High School for Girls said ‘this is just the beginning’ after a record breaking year.

Overall 73 per cent of students got at least five A* to C grades including English and maths, which is 20 per cent up on last year.

Girl school's high fliers

Girl school's high fliers

Yasmin Maskatiya, headteacher said: “I am delighted for students, staff and parents. What a marvellous introduction to this wonderful school.

“These results represent all the dedicated hard work that has gone into a fantastic year for the girls’ high school.

“Thanks must go to deputy headteacher, Lynne Gibson and all the staff for their outstanding commitment.

“My aim now is to ensure that this is just the beginning for the girls’ high school!”

Ellie Rusbridge, 16, from Littlehampton, got six A*s and seven As.

She will go to sixth form and study biology, chemistry, maths and psychology.

Before she opened her results she said: “I’m really nervous, I hope I have done well. They were hard but I hope it has all paid off.”

Lauren Geall, 16, from Chichester, got nine A*s and two As.

She will be going to Havant College in September and she said she was happy with her results.

The school has had a good year, as 20 per cent of all grades were A* or an A.

What’s more, 20 per cent of students attained five or more A* or A grades.

Simon Elliott the chairman of governors said: “This is fantastic news and is just reward for the extreme effort by both students and staff during a year of change.”

A statement from the school said: “The students’ results confirm the belief that parents and teachers had in this year group and are a great tribute to all of the hard work done by the students and the support of a dedicated staff.

“We are sure that our students will go on to achieve even more in the sixth form. The results also confirm that Chichester High School For Girls is on the way to becoming and outstanding school achieving outstanding results for its young people.

“The rise of 20 per cent in one year must make the girls’ high school one of the most improved schools in the country, let alone within West Sussex.”

Top achieving students this year are:

Lauren Geall 10 A* and 2 A grades

Nicola Mead 10 A* and 2 A grades

Olivia Lisle 9 A* and 5 A grades

Abbie Curd 8 A* and 4 A grades

Eleanor Marchant 8 A* and 2 A grades

Ellen Rusbridge 6 A* and 7 A grades

Jessica Bateman 6 A* and 6 A grades

Louise White 8 A* and 5 A grades

Miranda Williams 6 A* and 4 A grades

Azrah Ahmed 6 A* and 3 A grades

Chloe Lintott 5 A* and 7 A grades

Jade Marsden 5 A* and 2 A grades

Lauren Day 4 A* and 4 A grades

Zara Cassidy 4 A* and 3 A grades

Amy Allen 4 A* and 1 A grades