Exam Results and Performance 2017
Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich had another excellent year, with a quarter of grades in English Literature at the new 7-9 grade.
Carrie Senior, Principal of Harris Girl’s Academy East Dulwich (pictured, right), said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the girls’ exceptional GCSE results. They are well deserved and a reflection of the hard work and dedication of both the students and staff.
At 40%, our Ebacc score (A*-C or 5 and above in the core academic subjects) remains significantly above the national average of 23%. In science, more than half of the girls who took ‘triple’ science (biology, chemistry and physics) achieved an A*/A.
An exceptional 100% of students who took the Latin GCSE received an A* or an A. "Despite the added challenge of the new marking system, the girls’ have gone above and beyond our expectations," said Ms Senior. "I wish them all the very best of luck as they progress into sixth form and further education. Well done!”
In 2016 the government introduced a new measure of a school’s success, Progress 8, which looks at how well students make progress across eight subjects, and compares it with children of similar ability in other schools. In the first year of Progress 8, students at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich scored, on average, +0.97. This shows that students here achieved, on average, almost a full grade better than students of similar ability nationwide.
Progress 8 scores for 2017 will not be published until later in 2017, once the national average has been calculated. The national average Progress 8 score is always set at 0, meaning that a student who achieves that score is progressing as expected.
Download a parent's guide to what the new GCSEs mean.
Sixth Form results 2017
We’re delighted that our Year 13 students achieved some excellent results in 2017 too. This year has seen some phenomenal achievements and an overall improvement in grades, with 55% being A*, A or B and virtually all vocational qualifications being graded at Distinction or Distinction*.
We are incredibly proud of our girls and glad that their hard work and commitment has paid off. The vast majority will now attend university from September, many being the first in their families to do so. Others will take up prestigious apprenticeships on the basis of their excellent results. Congratulations girls, on such great achievements, and good luck for the future. Read more and meet some of our Year 13 students who did so well.