Half of all GCSE examinations taken at Royal High School Bath have been awarded the very top 8/9 grades (50%), with an impressive 9-4 grade pass rate of 96% overall. This is the first year that all GCSE examinations taken at RHS have been graded with the reformed system, following two-thirds of examinations graded numerically last year.
In a stunning set of results, Sofia Kover-Wolf and Anna Wright both received a clean sweep of 9s, if that wasn’t impressive enough, they also gained the top grade available (A) in Additional Maths - a Sixth Form qualification, a spectacular achievement for both.
Over a quarter (29%) of exams taken were awarded the top 9 grade, equivalent to the top 20% of the previous A* banding.
Girls performed well across the core subjects: in English Language and English Literature, a remarkable 77% and 64% of all girls achieved an 8 or 9 respectively, and in Mathematics, more than five in ten (54%) scored a 7- 9 grade – well over double the national figure of 20% last year.
We continue to excel in Modern Foreign Languages, following a worrying nationwide decline in the number of students taking these subjects over the last 4 years. In German, 64% of girls achieved 8/9, while in French, over four in five pupils (83%) achieved the top grade 9. Students performed well in Japanese and Italian, with 100% also receiving the top grade 9 in both.
We are delighted that our students have continued to thrive and have performed so well both academically and emotionally, with thanks to our staff who have supported and guided them throughout their studies. We look forward to their continued success in the Royal High Sixth Form.
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