'Outstanding' Results at St Augustine's Priory

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Pupils, parents and staff at St Augustine’s Priory are absolutely delighted by another set of outstanding GCSE examination results.

This year, forty two students were entered for 410 examinations across 22 GCSE subjects .

Achievements were excellent across the board. Three quarters of Spanish entries were A* or A. 66% of Physics, 53% of Biology and nearly half of Chemistry entries were A* or A, with over 60% of English and Religious Studies grades and half of Latin entries at A* or A. In line with the breadth of our girls’ achievements, three quarters of Music entries and half of Art & Design entries were A* or A.

55% of entries overall delivered A* or A grades, with 23% of the girls achieving straight As or A*s.

Two of the students Ridhi Thukral and Katherine Williams achieved a full set of 10 A* grades. Ridhi recently won a 2014 St Augustine’s Sixth Form Academic Scholarship, as well as winning The T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme, run by the Poetry Book Society in conjunction with the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry earlier this year. Another rising 2014 Sixth Form Scholar, Alexia Kirov, achieved 5 A* and 5 As.

The results are a record success for the school, following last year’s outstanding achievements in which GCSE results ranked St Augustine's second best performing school in Ealing.

Sarah Raffray, Headteacher at St Augustine’s Priory since August 2012, says:

“Last year our GCSE results were outstanding and ranked us second in Ealing; I am equally delighted with the achievements of our girls this summer. As always, these excellent achievements reflect the hard work of staff and pupils. There have been many outstanding individual achievements but evidence of progress of each girl and that she
has achieved her very best across a wide breadth of subjects is the most rewarding aspect. I am pleased to see that our new Faculty structure has provided girls with the quality of teaching and support which allows pupils to achieve their personal best and make outstanding progress, from Modern Languages to Classics to Science and to the Creative Arts. My congratulations go to the pupils and my gratitude to the teachers and parents who have supported them so well in their preparations for these examinations. We look forward to seeing them flourish further in our Sixth Form as they take on the challenge of a wide breadth of A and A/S Level examination preparation”


21st August 2014