August 2023 was a time of celebration for the Year 11 and 13 students at EHS with girls achieving excellent examination results both at A Level and GCSE. At GCSE, students achieved 62.3% of the top grades, 9-7 compared to the national figure of 22.7%. Nearly a third of the GCSE cohort achieved 10 or more grades 9-7. Results were similarly impressive at A Level with 41.4% of top grades compared to 27.2% nationally.
Prior to taking the examinations, the girls take a baseline test which gives predictions for their achievements in the external examinations. Girls on average achieved a grade higher than their baseline tests predicted across all subjects. In Art, Spanish and Religious Studies on average students achieved more than a grade higher than their predictions. Other subjects where the value added was particularly good include Classical Civilisation, Design and Technology, Latin and Music.
At A Level, the value-added based on baseline testing was again excellent, with a very positive average across the cohort. Design and Technology and Religious Studies students achieved more than a grade above their predictions with other standout value-added performances from the Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Physics, Spanish and Art departments. Following their A Level results, girls go on to study a wide variety of courses at prestigious institutions including courses such as Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics, Graphic Design, Neuroscience and Medicine.