Plashet’s Golden GCSE Success

Plashet School Examination Results Press Release 25.08.16

The core purpose of Plashet School is to ensure that young women are happy and successful. Whilst exam results are not representative of the whole experience a student has during their time at Plashet, they do provide a vital passport on to life beyond Plashet’s walls and unlock the next phase of young women’s lives. At Plashet, a truly comprehensive school, this has always been a major focus but its importance has been highlighted this year in light of recent data revealing the continuing gender gap in pay and opportunity faced by women.


Plashet School’s motto is ‘working together to promote and celebrate achievement’ and this totally sums up what Plashet has done again this year as it celebrated student’s GCSE results this morning. Head Teacher, Rachel McGowan, said “I am delighted to announce that once again students at Plashet School have performed superbly in their GCSE examinations with large numbers of Plashet’s young women excelling”.

121 (or 45%) gained 10 or more GCSEs at grade C or above with 78 (or 21%) of these gaining 5 or more GCSEs at the golden A* or A grades. 24 (or 9%) young women gained 10 or more grades at A* and A including all 5 of the Student Leadership Team – Head Girl Aminah Hussan gained 10 A*s and 1 A as did both Deputy and Assistant Head Girls Meera Trivedi and Iram Faroqui with Assistant Head Girl Janvi Joshi and Deputy Head Girl Sahar Asif gaining 8 A grades and 4 A*s and 7 A grades and 3A*s respectively. Areej Javaid who also gained 10 A* and 1 A grade said she was over-the-moon.

Mrs McGowan added “31%, nearly a third, of Plashet results were A* or A grades and I believe our young women have achieved great success because they have shown fantastic resilience in their learning, never giving up when times were difficult and as a result have overcome the challenges GCSE courses present. We are immensely proud of their outstanding attitude to learning and the success this has brought them is well


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