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Exam results

“Pupils’ achievement is exceptional.”  ISI Report 2015



Students achieved an exceptional set of exam results in 2017. The cohort achieved a 100 per cent pass rate across all subjects, with 85 per cent gaining A* and A grades only. A record 45 per cent of entries were graded A*, an increase of 9 percentage points on last year’s results.  City girls therefore bucked the national trend that saw girls achieve less A* grades in 2017 than in 2016.

Amongst the best results were Modern Foreign Languages (German, French, Spanish and Chinese) with 72 per cent of entries being graded A*.  Those studying STEM subjects once again excelled, with 90 per cent achieving A* to A in these subjects (biology, chemistry, physics, maths, further maths and design technology). Over 30 students accepted places to study STEM subjects at university. 78 per cent of those studying further maths achieved an A* grade, with 100 per cent achieving A* or A.

Headmistress, Mrs Ena Harrop said: “We are truly delighted with the exams results. This year's cohort has achieved an unprecedented number of high grades and we are incredibly proud of what every single one of our students has achieved. They have worked very hard and have coped admirably with the uncertainties surrounding the new exams syllabi.

“I am very grateful to our staff for their dedication and ability to inspire and support the girls, which have been a crucial element of their success too. As the girls leave us to start university life, we wish them the very best, knowing that their time at City has equipped them very well academically and personally to face up any challenges ahead.”


A* Results
A Galaxy of A* GCSE Results for City Girls

A phenomenal set of GCSE results have again been gained by City of London girls this year. Over 77% of all exams have been awarded A*, and over 96% have been graded A*-A. The determination, dedication and hard work of our Year 11 students has led to great individual successes with a third of the group gaining at least ten A* grades, and 80% of the group gaining A*-A grades only. Two students gained an unprecedented twelve A* grades, and a further thirteen gained eleven A*grades each, which represents an outstanding academic achievement.

The school is particularly pleased that alongside impressive Science, Maths, Classics & English Literature marks, the girls have achieved exceptional grades in Arts and Humanities subjects. With fantastic artistic and essay writing skill on show, in the Humanities (Religious Studies, History and Geography) the cohort gained 97% A*-A, while Arts (Drama, Art and Music) managed a terrific 98% A*-A.

Another highlight is in new qualifications. It is the first year that CLSG has offered Computer Science GCSE and Higher Project Qualifications (HPQ). The school is therefore delighted that girls have achieved 100% A*-A grades in both; a testament to the skill of the teaching staff, and the dedication of the students.

“We are thrilled with our GCSE results this year. This is one of the best set of results achieved by CLSG girls in the last five years. The girls worked with great spirit and determination and we are extremely proud of what every single one of them has achieved.  They should all feel rightly proud of themselves. Such results open up so many possibilities for the girls in their future plans and set them up for a great start to their Sixth Form studies. I look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the next two years.” Mrs Ena Harrop, Headmistress


Congratulations to all pupils on their hard work and determination!