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Pictures: Hollygirt School celebrates GCSE results success

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Hollygirt School is today celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results. An impressive 28% of papers sat by Hollygirt pupils achieved the top 9 and 8 grades, which is equivalent to achieving A*s under the old system. 78% of pupils obtained 5 or more 9 to 4 grades including Maths and English.

A special mention to Aman Ubhi who achieved a grade 9 (A**) in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, History and a grade 8 (A*) in Physics, French and Spanish.
Twins, Jessica and Ryan La, scooped an impressive 18 grades 9 to 4 (A** to C) between them.

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Jessica has been at Hollygirt for 13 years, from Nursery, and was elected as Head Girl in the 2018-19 academic year.

Mathematics-lover, Shivani Sud, achieved a grade 9 in Mathematics, a grade 7 in Statistics and a grade A in Further Mathematics. Well done!

Unusually for an independent school, Hollygirt does not offer places based on academic standards.

Yet, year on year, the school obtains outstanding GCSE results which compete with the highly selective schools.

The non-academic standpoint for entry is not because they do not care about academic results (clearly, they do), it is because they believe that every child who attends Hollygirt School will do them proud, regardless of results.

The results are a bonus. First and foremost, Hollygirt pupils will leave the school happy, with the necessary kindness, respect and resilience to be successful in the future.

Headmistress, Pam Hutley, says: “I am really proud of all of Hollygirt’s hardworking pupils. This year’s examination results are impressive and as always there were tears of joy as the pupils opened their envelope after the long and anxious wait. Not all our pupils find their learning easy and the new harder examinations place a massive strain on children who struggle with conditions like dyslexia, with memory or with processing skills.

Nevertheless we expect that all will engage proactively and happily with their study and all will be offered the opportunity to try GCSEs with no one being excluded because they might not make the highest grade. We are delighted by all their efforts and know that Hollygirt pupils will be moving on to continue their education with their heads held high.”

Hollygirt School is a small independent school in Nottingham for girls and boys aged 3 to 16. For more information, please visit https://www.hollygirt.co.uk.

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