Our Open Evening will be held on Thursday 5 October 2017. The Head Teacher’s talks are at 6.15pm, 7.15pm and 8.15pm, tickets for which will be distributed on arrival.
GCSE and A Level Successes at STAGS 2017
Congratulations to all of our students on their fantastic achievements this year in the public examinations. The results at both GCSE and A Level have been superb, not least against a national agenda of challenging grade boundaries, well documented in the media. We are absolutely delighted with this year’s results. Students in Years 11, 12 and 13 have worked incredibly hard and been rewarded with some truly excellent results this summer.
At A Level 24% achieved A* and A grades, 64% achieved A*-B grades and 89% achieved A*-C grades. There are so many individual successes and achievements for all of the students to be so proud and all are now looking forward to embarking on the next phase at university to numerous exciting courses such as Medicine, English Literature, Theatre Studies, Mathematics, or on to places at prestigious universities such as Cambridge and Durham, amongst others, to employment or apprenticeships.
Much has been made in the press of the challenges of the new GCSE grading system in Maths and English and the more demanding grade boundaries. However, at GCSE, the outcomes of our students are once again superb. Taking the new standard pass of grade 4, 95% of students achieved grade 4 or above in English and 92% achieved grade 4 or above in maths. The ‘Basics’ measurement of performance is the number of students who achieved a grade 5 or above in English and Maths, which for our students is a very impressive 76%. Over two thirds of the students achieved the EBacc qualifications, which are based on English, Maths, Science, a Language and Humanity subject. Over 10% of students achieved grade 9 in English and 7% in maths which is against a national average of just under 2%.
This is a fantastic achievement and enables a firm foundation for wonderful future opportunities with dreams and learning aspirations being achieved – these results open so many pathways for our girls and we wish everyone success in their future endeavours.
Enormous praise go to our wonderful STAGS students for their fabulous achievements; witnessing them opening their results and seeing the fruits of their labours on results days made the months of revision all worthwhile and was a joy to behold. However, this would not have been possible without the fantastic support of parents and teachers and all involved in supporting our STAGS community, who provided continuous cajoling, nurturing, guidance and at times a good stiff talking to! The unfailing support has been rewarded and to everyone I offer a huge WELL DONE!!
We welcome all students back for the start of the new academic year on Tuesday 5th September at 8.35am. A particular warm welcome our new Year 7 students and those joining us in the sixth form. The locations of form rooms were shared in the last STAGSlink of July and all Year 7 students should go directly to the Main Hall. As usual breakfast will be available in the newly refurbished restaurant from 8.00am.
With all good wishes
Life at STAGS
Welcome to St Albans Girls’ School
We are proud of our school and rightly so. Not only do we achieve excellent public examination results at all levels but we have a superb extra-curricular programme with a wealth of activities for all age groups.
The atmosphere in the school is exciting and vibrant because the girls are always busy. We encourage all girls to be aware of the needs of others and every year they collect several thousands of pounds for different charities. We have a very good sporting record and the house system encourages healthy competition.
As a Business & Enterprise College we encourage innovation and entrepreneurship through all curriculum and non-curriculum activities and we regularly have ten or more Young Enterprise groups in years 12 and 13. You will find our staff knowledgeable excellent practitioners and supportive and caring.Our activities are too many to mention so please take time to browse through our website and see for yourself what STAGS is really like.
STAGSlink is our newsletter and is published every Friday during term time. Here you will find up to date information, news, and dates for your diary.
Our main focus at Post 16 is to inspire and prepare students for life after STAGS, whatever their aspirations may be.
Thank you to all our supporters – those who have come to our events in the past, to the staff who help out in so many ways and our helpers.