GCSE Results 2017

Batley Girls’ High School is, yet again, celebrating success with excellent GCSE results. Six students secured nine straight A** to A grades and three gained ten A** to A grades.

In English/English Literature students gained 18 of the new high scores of double A** (9).

Following the outstanding A Level outcomes last week, the excellent GCSE results are a credit to the students, families and staff.

Co-Heads David Cooper and Julie Haigh said:
“We are delighted with the Maths and English new Standard ‘Basics’ score of 70% (scoring grade 4-9 in both Maths and English), and new Good ‘Basics’ score of 45% (scoring grade 5-9 in both Maths and English). Students have risen to, and exceeded, the challenge of the new and more difficult GCSEs, particularly in relation to their Key Stage 2 starting points.

“Building on 2016, students performed very well across a wide range of subjects, with exceptional results yet again in Physics, Biology, Chemistry and BTEC Science (100% A*- C). E-Baccalaureate subjects scored particularly well: French (81.6% A*-C); Urdu (70% A*-C); Geography (59% A*-C); and History (62% A*-C). Alongside our academic success, our students continue to excel in Expressive Arts (100% A*-C); Textiles Technology (100% A*-C); Photography (100% A*-C); Media Studies (87% A*-C); and Fine Art (91% A*-C).”

“Our top performing students (pictured with Co-Heads Julie Haigh and David Cooper and Head of Year 11, Amy Wilby, shown left to right: Sara Daji; Kulthoom Lorgat; Faijabanu Patel; Shaista Shiraz; Tasneem Patel; Sana Valli) are eager and ready to begin the next stage of their education. Our outstanding Sixth Form College offers a range of highly successful A level and vocational courses, together with a personalised Enrichment Programme and nationally recognised careers advice and guidance. Our single-sex provision from Year 7 through to university is unique in Kirklees.

“This continued success is a tribute to the long term commitment and hard work of all our staff, students, families, Trustees and Governors.”