Today we were privileged to celebrate the achievements of an exceptional group of young women as they move on to the next stage of their life.
This year’s results once again demonstrate the diversity of interests enjoyed by our girls who have attained stellar grades across a broad range of academic subjects. As always, our girls do not shy away from the subjects traditionally favoured by boys and we were delighted that Plashet’s reputation of excellence in the STEM subjects has again been confirmed with 34% of results from examinations taken across the Sciences achieved at grades 7, 8 & 9. Other areas of study share the honours with top grades achieved across 21 subject areas. Overall Plashet girls gained 153 Grade 9s – our highest ever – in the third year of the tougher revised GCSEs.
There are 268 individual stories but four that I will highlight. Mahnoor Akhtar gained 9 Grade 9s and a Grade 8; Noshin Sadia gained 9 Grade 9s and a Grade 7; Shima Mohammed and Habiba Khan both gained 8 Grade 9s and 2 Grade 8s. Truly exceptional results and it seemed fitting, after the country recently celebrated 50 years of The Beatles Abbey Road seminal album, that we celebrate our fab four in this iconic way.
All girls fully embraced our ethos as a school where learning is its own reward. They willingly and enthusiastically gave their full commitment to their studies. In return, our superb team of specialist subject staff have encouraged and supported them. We must not forget that top grades are not the be all and end all, and the School is equally proud of those girls who may not have achieved the highest grades but have surpassed their own expectations to achieve strong personal results. We wish the Class of 2019 the very best for their futures as they head off towards the next chapter of their education and look forward to welcoming them back as part of our Plashet Old Student Association and active alumnae network.
Plashet remains a place that is all about young women – who they are, what they are capable of and what they can become. Open Evening for admission to Plashet School in September 2020 will be held on Wednesday 25th September 16.00-19.00. Please see www.plashetschoolnewham.com for more details.
All examination results remain provisional and subject to change until after the enquiries about the results process is completed.