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City of London

School for girls

Exam results

“Pupils’ achievement is exceptional.”  ISI Report 2015


A-Level Results

Our girls continue to impress with another year of excellent A-Level results. With another 100% pass rate across all subjects, and with almost 50% of the year group gaining A* and A grades only, this year marks a high point in personal and academic achievement for both staff and students. Girls have excelled in some of the toughest subjects including Chinese, Classics and Science & Technology meaning many are off to their first-choice universities to take their studies further. 20% of the year group have also completed Extended Project Qualifications (EPQ), with 13 out of 15 students gaining A*, and 14 out of 15 gaining A* or A.
Showcasing their creative prowess, all City Art students gained A*s, and Modern Foreign Languages (German, French, Spanish & Chinese) have had another great set of results with almost half of all grades at A*, 85% of grades at A* to A, and 100% of girls gaining A* to B grades. German has achieved 100% A* results for a second year in a row, and in the first year of offering Chinese Pre-U all girls have gained exceptionally high marks.
City has been focused on encouraging girls in Science and Technology subjects and are pleased that in all these subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Design & Technology) over 96% of students gained A* to B. As a result, City has 30% of girls heading off to study STEM subjects including Physics and Engineering at degree-level.

Due to these outstanding results, CLSG is now, according to the Times, the highest performing independent girls school in central London, and ranked 10th overall in the UK. 

“We are delighted with how well the girls have done in their public exams. This year's cohort has displayed an impressive determination to succeed as well as a real sense of enjoyment in their learning. The girls have worked very hard to achieve these results, and the staff's support and ability to inspire them has been a crucial element of their success. As they embark on their university life, we are certain that their time at CLSG has prepared them well to continue to excel and to be able to achieve whatever they set their minds to in the coming years.”
Mrs Ena Harrop, Headmistress

"This morning has been a whirlwind of emotions; getting into my firm choice and hearing more good news from many of my friends has been a really great way to end my City experience. Whilst I'm excited to start studying Economics with Spanish at St Andrews, I will really miss all of my friends and the staff at City who have made these past 7 years unforgettable and I am genuinely grateful for their support." Nana Owusu-Ansah, Year 13 (2016)

"The school have been beyond supportive throughout the 7 years I've been here, and I couldn't have asked for a better end to life at City. Physics at Edinburgh will never quite match up to physics within the Barbican, and although I can't wait to go, I'm sure I'll be back to visit at every opportunity. Thank you so much City; I can't believe our time is over - it's been a blast." Annie Gunn, Year 13 (2016)


GCSE Results

A* Results
A Galaxy of A* GCSE Results for City Girls

A phenomenal set of GCSE results have again been gained by City of London girls this year. Over 77% of all exams have been awarded A*, and over 96% have been graded A*-A. The determination, dedication and hard work of our Year 11 students has led to great individual successes with a third of the group gaining at least ten A* grades, and 80% of the group gaining A*-A grades only. Two students gained an unprecedented twelve A* grades, and a further thirteen gained eleven A*grades each, which represents an outstanding academic achievement.

The school is particularly pleased that alongside impressive Science, Maths, Classics & English Literature marks, the girls have achieved exceptional grades in Arts and Humanities subjects. With fantastic artistic and essay writing skill on show, in the Humanities (Religious Studies, History and Geography) the cohort gained 97% A*-A, while Arts (Drama, Art and Music) managed a terrific 98% A*-A.

Another highlight is in new qualifications. It is the first year that CLSG has offered Computer Science GCSE and Higher Project Qualifications (HPQ). The school is therefore delighted that girls have achieved 100% A*-A grades in both; a testament to the skill of the teaching staff, and the dedication of the students.

“We are thrilled with our GCSE results this year. This is one of the best set of results achieved by CLSG girls in the last five years. The girls worked with great spirit and determination and we are extremely proud of what every single one of them has achieved.  They should all feel rightly proud of themselves. Such results open up so many possibilities for the girls in their future plans and set them up for a great start to their Sixth Form studies. I look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the next two years.” Mrs Ena Harrop, Headmistress


Congratulations to all pupils on their hard work and determination!