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Prior’s Field pupils are celebrating strong GCSE performances with some of the best ever Science results to help celebrate the launch of the new science block which was unveiled earlier this year. Among those receiving their results at the GSA Godalming school for girls today were friends and Science and Chess enthusiasts Hannah, Martha, Megan and Rebecca who contributed to the Schools record Science results with 5 girls achieving 100% in their Further Additional Science Exam.  Between them Hannah, Martha, Megan and Rebecca scooped a total of 40 A*s and a Level 3 in Algebra each (equivalent to 6 UCAS points).  They epitomize the ethos at Prior’s Field of working hard and also getting involved in many opportunities beyond the classroom: Hannah and Martha have represented Prior’s Field in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual Top of the Bench competition; Hannah, with chess playing pal Megan, has competed in the UK Schools’ Chess Challenge, progressing to the Megafinal twice. 

For all candidates published results: 24% of grades at the Godalming day and boarding school for girls were A*, 54% A*-A and 84% A*-B, with an overall pass rate of 100%. The percentage of pupils who gained 5 A*-C grades (the school opted for IGCSE Maths and CIE English Language and English Literature  which are still marked as per the old grade system) was 92%.  

Eliza is another top performing pupil with 10 A* s and a Level 3 in Algebra and also Katie just one of 20 pupils who, just a few weeks ago, experienced a very different learning environment in Tanzania, Africa – visiting and working at a 400 pupil primary school for which Prior’s Field pupils fundraise and witnessing first-hand the need for drinking water, cooking facilities, not to mention books. Having achieved 7 A*s, 2 As and a B at GCSE, she is more determined than ever to pursue a science career. 

Prior’s Field Head, Tracy Kirnig, commented, ‘The girls have worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve their results. We encourage all our pupils, no matter what year they are in, to balance their studies with interests and ambitions beyond the classroom – and find that our young people are more mature, happy in their own skin and have a wider frame of reference for it. They are well equipped to progress to the next stage of their studies and I congratulate them all.’