AESG girls aim high as GCSE top grades continue to rise


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Alderley Edge School for Girls is enjoying continued success after the news of fantastic A Level results just last week.

Almost 30% of all grades awarded were at the highest 9 or 8 grade, more than a 7% increase on last year.

Girls at the school performed incredibly well across the board with the very highest grades of 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to former A*/A grades) being achieved by 94% of all pupils taking Chemistry, 88% in History, 75% in Computing and 83% in Physical Education.  

13% of pupils achieved the equivalent of A*/A grades across the board and the school is celebrating some exceptional individual performances.

These include Lara Coulter who achieved a fantastic eight grade 9s with a grade A^ (higher than an A*) in Further Mathematics whilst her twin Ella achieved 10 GCSEs at the equivalent A*/A grades.

Gracie O’Donnell and Alara Cooper, both from Alderley Edge, achieved five grade 9s and Amy Myers, also from Alderley Edge, was awarded nine GCSEs at the very highest 9/8 grades.

Girls at the school are going onto study an array of exciting courses in the sixth form as they take their next steps towards university, apprenticeships or gap years in industry. 

Helen Jeys, headmistress of Alderley Edge School for Girls, commented: “We are so delighted for all of our pupils who have – after all of their work and dedication – achieved grades of which they deserve to be proud.

“They manage to balance their academic studies alongside sporting, dramatic, creative and musical interests and we are proud of the mature young women they have become who, we know, will go onto achieve further success in the sixth form.

“Fantastic foundations have been set for their future!”


Anyone interested to know more about single-sex education or the sixth form at Alderley Edge School for Girls should come along to the Sixth Form Information Evening on Thursday 26th September from 6.30pm or contact the School on 01625 583 028 for more details.