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.
The final edition of Plashet Post for this academic year went to students today – Friday 12th July 2019Plashet Post - 12th July 2019
We are open as usual on Wednesday 5th June and we look forward to welcoming our students on site from 8.20am.
Dear Plashet Parents, Carers & Students,
Eid-Ul-Fitr is now confirmed as tomorrow – Tuesday 4th June 2019.
School is therefore closed for Years 7, 8, 9 & 10 tomorrow – Tuesday 4th June 2019.
School will take place as normal on Wednesday 5th June 2019 and all students are expected to attend.
As an exam centre all of Year 11 have English Language GCSE Paper 1 on Tuesday 4th June in the morning and are therefore expected in school.
Some Year 11 students also have Music or Business GCSE on Tuesday 4th June in the afternoon.
Those Year 11 students who do not have an exam on Tuesday afternoon will be released to go home after their morning exam.
Best regards & Eid Mubarak to those of you celebrating tomorrow,
Inclement Weather Alert
Friday 1st February 2019
Having reviewed all available weather forecasting for this evening and overnight I have taken the decision that the we will follow our inclement weather procedures tomorrow morning. This allows staff and students more time to get to school tomorrow in what are likely to be icy conditions.
On Friday 1st February school will start for students at 10.00am.
School will end as normal at 3.35pm for Years 7, 8, 9 & 10.
School will end as normal at 4.35pm for Year 11.
Students should wear footwear, such as wellington boots, boots, shoes or trainers with plenty of grip as well as warm coats, gloves, hats and scarves appropriate to the conditions.
152 awe-inspiring grade 9s from state school girls
‘There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish’.
Thursday 23rd August 2018
Congratulations to all Plashet students on their outstanding results. We are delighted that 40% of all GCSE grades have been awarded 9, 8, 7, A* or A – the top grades. Plashet’s academic strength is especially impressive, with 105 students achieving at least one grade 9 or A*. After weeks of waiting for their examination results, the School is proud and pleased that all of the students’ hard work over the last five years has been recognised.
In a climate when young women pursuing STEM subjects is very low nationally, Plashet is very proud that 1 in 4 of this year’s leavers achieved grades 7, 8 or 9 in 2 or more Science courses and 1 in 3 gained grades 7, 8 or 9 in Maths. A large number will go on to study maths and the sciences at A Level.
We must not forget, however, 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 all higher grades but have surpassed their own expectations to achieve strong results – Plashet’s holistic vision of education means that we value highly those who, alongside their academic achievements, demonstrate that they are talented actors, chefs, sportswomen, musicians and artists.
Head Teacher, Rachel McGowan, said: ‘Our girls’ GCSE successes are outstanding, they have worked particularly hard in meeting the challenges of the new more rigorous GCSE examinations and this is even more pleasing because their academic work is just one of the many things they do at Plashet.
There are 268 individual stories but two that I would highlight are Noor Talib who fought cancer throughout Years 10 and 11 and still sat and gained strong passes in all 6 subjects she took and Maimoona Khan who achieved grade 9s in all eight of her subjects, in what is the toughest examination year ever for GCSE students ever.
In their time with us, this year’s cohort have grown into confident and socially aware young women. It has been a privilege for us to both teach them and learn from them and they will all, I have no doubt, excel on their journey beyond Plashet. We wish them the very best for the next phase of their journey.
I would like to thank Plashet staff for inspiring and supporting the girls, their efforts are a crucial element in ensuring that our students, year on year, achieve the outstanding results Plashet is well known for even in a year of the toughest examinations we have ever seen.’
All of examination results remain provisional and subject to change until after the enquiries about results process is completed.
We are open as usual on Monday 5th March, so we look forward to seeing all of our students between 8.20am and 8.45am. All trips and after school interventions will proceed as planned and school finishes at 3.35pm.
Inclement weather procedures are in place, meaning School will start at 10.00am and end at 1.45pm for students on Friday 2nd March. There will be no after school activities and no weekend activities. Please ensure you use Twitter to keep up-to-date with Plashet School. Our Twitter feed can be found at @PlashetSchool Students should wear footwear, such as wellington boots, boots, shoes or trainers with plenty of grip as well as warm coats, gloves, hats and scarves appropriate to the conditions.