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2015 ISI Inspection Report

Excellent in every category

Examinations & Results

The School offers a broad, challenging and traditional curriculum. We believe in quality over quantity, and we offer challenging GCSEs and A levels which are favoured in university applications, enrich learning and provide a firm foundation for life in general.

We offer International (IGCSE) and GCSEs in 20 subjects. IGCSEs are taken in maths, chemistry, biology, physics and two languages: French and Spanish. Most girls take 10 GCSEs, including three sciences, at least one language, RE and a humanities subject. Over 20 A levels are offered in the Sixth Form. Most girls take three subjects at A level. Maths and the sciences are the most popular choices.

For 2018, we achieved some of the best school results in Leicester. GCSE results were outstanding, with 63% of entries achieving A* and A or their equivalent. Almost 40% of the Year 11 cohort achieved all A*s and As. The A Level results were equally impressive, with over 79% of the entries achieving A* to B; indeed 46% of all grades were A* and A, compared to the national average of 26.4%.