Adcote School students were celebrating today with 45% all GCSE results achieving the top grades 9-7 (A*/A) – far exceeding the national average of 26.3%.
Compared to results from 2019, the class of 2022 increased the number of Adcote’s top grades by a massive 23%.
Diane Browne, Headmistress of the non-selective, independent school at Little Ness, Shrewsbury, said students had achieved a stunning set of results, despite the difficulties of the pandemic.
“Once again, Adcote girls have impressed. These are truly spectacular results, especially given the context of the dreadful disruption these girls have had to contend with as a result of the pandemic. We are so proud of them all,” she said.
“There were many notable achievements, but special mention should be made of our Music, Art and PE departments where 100% of entries were awarded grades 8 or 9, and Further Maths, Textiles and Drama where all grades were 7-9.”
Notable individual achievements include Shirley Xue, who achieved 10 GCSEs with seven at grade 9, and Shropshire girls Hattie Candler, who achieved nine GCSEs at grade 6 and above, and Ellie-Mae Whittaker, who attained nine GCSEs, eight of which were grades 7-9.Categories: Academic Achievement