GCSE results day 2017: Princess Helena College, Preston

Isabel Haslam, Kate Pryor, Augusta Spicer, Emily Greene, Katie Marlow, Maria Cunningham and Georgina

Isabel Haslam, Kate Pryor, Augusta Spicer, Emily Greene, Katie Marlow, Maria Cunningham and Georgina Atkinson celebrate their GCSE results. Picture: Princess Helena College - Credit: Archant

The girls at Princess Helena College in Preston near Hitchin have achieved a 100-per-cent pass rate in their GCSE results, which they received today.

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The new GCSE 1-9 grading and how it matches up with the A*-G - Credit: Archant

Some 56 per cent of grades were at A* or A or equivalent, and almost half the girls achieved five or more A* or A grades.

Overall, 83 per cent of grades were in the A*-to-B range, and 97 per cent were at A* to C.

Top performers included Imuwahen Adoghe – who excelled with 10 A* grades – and Lucy Bentall, Maria Cunningham, Gabrielle East-Newbury, Katie Marlow, Phoebe Morison and Leela Woolstencroft, who all achieved 9 A* and A grades.

Katie Marlow stands by the Princess Helena College heritage wall with her GCSE results. Picture: Pri

Katie Marlow stands by the Princess Helena College heritage wall with her GCSE results. Picture: Princess Helena College - Credit: Archant

Leela said: “I’m completely thrilled with my results today – didn’t expect to do so well in maths or computer science, but I’ve got an A* in both.


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“I think I’m still a bit in shock. I’m so grateful to all my teachers who have supported me and I’m looking forward to carrying on in the sixth form at Princess Helena.”

Headteacher Sue Wallace-Woodroffe said: “The Year 11 girls have done fantastically well to gain this marvellous set of GCSE grades, which reflects all their hard work and the commitment of our staff. I congratulate them on their achievements.

Anna Woodman and Katie Marlow look at their results. Picture: Princess Helena College

Anna Woodman and Katie Marlow look at their results. Picture: Princess Helena College - Credit: Archant

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“They are now well placed to move on to their chosen A-level courses, and I look forward to seeing them flourish in the sixth form.”

More than 90 per cent of students achieved at least one grade higher across all subjects than predicted.

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