Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls

Sutton Girls ranked 30th in the country in Parent Power survey

The annual Sunday Times' Parent Power Survey was published on 27th November. The survey ranks the top 250 schools across the country, based on the highest grades at A level and GCSE examinations. This year, Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls has been ranked 30th of all secondary schools. At GCSE, 74.6% of all grades were A*-A, and at A level, 82.4% of all grades were A*-B.

Headteacher, Mrs Shackleton, expressed her pride in this acknowledgement of the school's outstanding results. "All involved with Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls were delighted with our GCSE and A level examination results. Above all, it is the individual stories of our students' achievement that means the most. They worked incredibly hard and supported each other every step of the way.

The Parent Power Survey is timely, as only last week we held our GCSE Celebration Event and we were honoured to be joined by The Mayor of Royal Sutton Coldfield, Charlotte Hodivala, to present the students with their certificates.

In addition to academic achievement and progress, we do our utmost to enhance and enrich the students' experience in as broad a way as possible: through sport and the performing arts, trips, residential visits, fund-raising for charities, leadership opportunities, clubs and societies. I am extremely grateful to the Governing Body, parents and all members of staff for supporting our students so magnificently".

2016 GCSE results

Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is celebrating an excellent set of GCSE examination results. 99.3% of students gained 5 or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths. 75% of all examination entries were graded at A*-A, making this the most successful set of GCSE results in recent years (up from 68% last year). 84% of students gained 5 or more A/A* grades, which is a 10% increase on last year.

There were many magnificent individual performances, including seven students who achieved A* grades in all of their GCSE subjects. They are Phoebe Abbott, Hoi Ying Cheng, Emma Lloyd, Sophie Lloyd, Laura Morgan, Jessica Parker-Edwards and Alydia Scott. Emma and Sophie are twins and therefore between them, they have gained an astonishing 22 A* grades.

A further seven students each achieved 10 or more A* grades: Nikhita Bagga, Bhavini Chauhan, Natalie Flanagan, Lydia Hubbard, Rebecca Tandy, Molly Warren and Morgan White.

57 students in the year group have achieved the fantastic feat of each gaining 10 or more A-A* grades.

Headteacher, Mrs Shackleton, offered her congratulations to all the students on their tremendous success. "All at the school are delighted for the students that they have achieved such wonderful results. Their hard work has most definitely paid off. Throughout their time at the school, I have been extremely impressed by this year group's work ethic, resilience, leadership skills, social conscience and good humour.

Thank you to parents, members of staff and the Governing Body for the commitment that they have shown in supporting the students. All have played their part in ensuring such an outstanding set of results".

2016 A level results

Congratulations to all our students on their excellent A level results. The pass rate was 100% A*-E and new records were set as 50% of all grades were A*-A grades and 16% of grades were A*s. A*-B grades totalled 82% and 26 students achieved the fantastic outcome of gaining A*s and A grades across all their subjects.

Among the highest achievers were Joanna Samardzija and Esha Dasgupta. Joanna achieved 5 A* grades, plus a further A* in her EPQ (Extended Project Qualification). Esha gained four A* grades and 1 A grade. Both students will be going to Cambridge University; Joanna to study Economics and Esha to study Computer Science.

Hannah Smithson gained 3 A* grades and 1 A grade and will study Maths at Birmingham University.

Students achieving 3 A* grades were Alisha Ahmed who will be studying Maths at Warwick University; Chloe Batten who will be studying English at Warwick University. Chloe also achieved the magnificent feat of gaining full UMS marks across Years 12 and 13 in English Literature. Suraiyya Jaffer will be studying Medicine at Nottingham University after achieving 3 A* grades, with a further A* in her EPQ; Eloise Marriott will be studying Law at Birmingham University and Ria Modhwadia will be studying Dentistry at Birmingham University.

Students achieving 1 A* and 2 A grades were Safeyah Ahmed (Medicine at Nottingham University); Alisha Bains (Medicine at Manchester University); Charlotte Cotterill, who also gained an A* in her EPQ (Law at Nottingham University); Nicole Hill (Medicine at Queen Mary’s University); Elizabeth Hobster (Business, Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University), Anna Jelbert (Sociology at Edinburgh University); Nisansa Mahalekam who also gained an A in her EPQ (Medicine at King’s University); Kimran Sandhu (Medicine at Manchester University) and Amanpreet Shoker (Psychology and Business at Aston University).

Headteacher, Mrs Shackleton, expressed her pride in the students: "These results are the culmination of two years of superb commitment from our students. Alongside their studies, they have immersed themselves in the life of the school and have been wonderful leaders and role-models for younger girls. They leave with our very best wishes for the future. I am also extremely appreciative of all the support given to the students, which has enabled them to excel during their time with us. This has come from their families, members of staff and the school’s Governing Body."