HEADMISTRESS of Alderley Edge School for Girls has congratulated her students on their ‘well-deserved’ success in this year’s GCSE examinations.

Across all subjects, almost half of the grades awarded were at A* or A with three quarters at A* to B. Students achieved particularly strong results in ICT, with 85 percent achieving A* or A grades, and Biology and Chemistry, with 75 percent achieving an A* or A.

Other subjects in which the girls excelled include Latin, Geography, and Religious Studies.

Headmistress Susan Goff said: “I am delighted to share in the girls’ well-deserved success. In spite of the increasing pressure on them and the volatility of this year’s GCSE results, the girls have risen to the challenge.

“Over the past two years, they have been committed to achieving the very best results they can and have been supported by their inspirational teachers who give their time to help and encourage them.”

Twelve girls achieved straight A* and A grades, including two girls with straight A*s , Tanya Wilson and Iona Morphet. Both of these girls also obtained A grades in their AS Level English Language, which they took a year early.

Other high achievers include Evie Hughes, who secured 9A* and 2A grades, and Alex Glover and Fiona Smith, who each obtained 8A*s and 3As.