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Examinations

Achievement & performance 2022

Our examination results were truly phenomenal at both GCSE and A Level, especially considering the challenges our students faced in their studies during the Covid pandemic. 

GCSEs

  • 17.1% of results were Grade 9, compared with the national figure of 6.6%.
  • 15.9% of results were Grade 8, compared with the national figure of 8.5%.
  • 52% of results were Grade 7 or higher (2019 – 37.5%), compared with the national figure of 26%.
  • 93.1% of grades were Grade 4 or higher (2019 – 90.6%), compared with the national figure of 73%.
  • 76.5% of students achieved Grade 5 or higher in English and Mathematics (2019 – 64.9%).
  • 91.65% of students achieved Grade 4 or higher in English and Mathematics (2019 – 90.69%).
  • 3 students achieved straight 9s, and 5 achieved all 9s bar 1 Grade 8.
  • 15 students, 9% of the cohort, gained all Grades 8 & 9.
  • 39 students, 23.5% of the cohort, gained all Grade 7s or higher.
  • 72 students, 43.4% of the cohort, gained at least 1 Grade 9.
  • One student attained the highest score in the country for Combined Science.

Year 11 Examination Results - Summer 2022

Year 11 Next Destinations 2022

A Levels

  • 29.7% of our Year 13 students gained 3+ A*- A Grades.
  • 9 students (6.2% of the cohort) achieved 3 A* Grade, compared with the national figure of 1.1%.
  • 20.5% of our grades were A* compared with 9% in 2019. This considerably exceeds the national figure of 14.5%.
  • 48% of our grades were A*-A (2019 - 32.6%) compared with the national figure of 35.9%.
  • 72% of grades were A*-B (2019 – 60.4%) compared with the national figure of 62.2%.
  • 90.3% of grades were A*-C (2019 – 87.6%) compared with the national figure of 82.1%.
  • 15 students were entered for Applied General courses with 10 entries achieving either Distinction* or Distinction.
  • 26 Year 12 students were entered for EPQ with 76.9% of those completing the qualification achieving A*- A Grade.

Year 13 Examination Results - Summer 2022

Year 12 Next Destinations 2022

Achievement & performance 2021

Following the cancellation of public examinations in summer 2021, students were awarded their Teacher-Assessed Grades (determined by Ofqual) in their chosen subjects.

The Department for Education also decided that there will be no performance tables published for the 2020-2021 academic year, so the usual headline figures are not available. A link to the Key Stages 4 and 5 performance tables can be found at the bottom of this page.

We are extremely proud of the achievements of all of our students and wish them every success with their future plans.

Achievements & performance 2019 

Students at Hitchin Girls’ School once again did themselves and their teachers proud, with an excellent set of A Level and GCSE outcomes.

A Level

At A Level, there was an increase in outcomes in all grade bands compared with 2018, and all were well above national figures.

The overall progress score of 0.17 is above the national average, and places Hitchin Girls’ School in the top 22% of schools nationally at A Level. 

The Average Points Score (APS) grade improved from B- to B for 2019. This compares with a national grade of C+ and the Hertfordshire grade of B-.   

  • 32.6% of our A Level grades were A*-A, compared with 31.4% last year and a national figure this year of 25.5%.
  • 60.4% of grades were A*-B, compared with 57.6% last year and a national figure this year of 51.6%.
  • 87.6% were A*-C, compared with 81.9% last year and a national figure this year of 75.8%.
  • 100% were A*-E, compared with 99.2% last year and a national figure this year of 97.6%.

There were a number of individual successes, with two students achieving 4 A* grades and two achieving 2 A* and 2 A grades. Eight achieved 3 A grades.

There were also fantastic results across the whole ability range with many students achieving results that they perhaps didn’t think were possible earlier in their school career.

GCSE

At GCSE, the school has a Progress 8 score of 0.57, which is well above national average.  This score means that students make, on average, over half a grade of progress more at Hitchin Girls’ School than the national average. 

This places the school in the top 350 out of 6,502 schools in England, and 12th out of 152 secondary schools in Hertfordshire.

The Progress 8 score has increased to 59.2 compared with a local authority average of 51.1 and an England average of 46.7. 

The number of students achieving grade 5+ in English and Maths increased from 62.6% to 65%, and for grade 4+ in English and Maths, this increased from 83.4% to 91%.

  • The percentage of grades at A/7+ increased from 32.8% to 37.5%, against a national figure of 20.8%.
  • For grades C/4+ the figure rose from 88.6% to 90.6% against a national figure of 67.3%.

Outstanding student achievements

  • One student achieved 9 x 9 grades, 1 x 8 and 1 x A distinction.
  • Two gained grade 9 in six different subjects. Forty-four students (25.7% of Year 11) gained at least one grade 9 in their exams.
  • Fourteen students in Year 11 sat Additional Maths and gained 3 x A distinction, 5 x A*, 3 x A and 3 x B.
  • Sixteen students in Year 12 were entered for EPQ with 56.3% of those completing the qualification, achieving A*- A grade.
  • Three students in Year 9 gained a grade 9 in a language along with a Year 10 who secured a grade 8.

These results are consistent with those from previous years. We are proud of the outcomes that we achieve for our students each year in their public examinations, which is consistently higher than many other schools locally and nationally.