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GCSE and A Level Successes at STAGS

Congratulations to our many students on their fantastic achievements this year in the public examinations. The results at both GCSE and A Level have been superb, against the very challenging targets that we have set ourselves and against a national agenda of raised grade boundaries which was well documented in the media.

At A Level 26% achieved A* and A grades, 55% achieved A*-B grades and 81% achieved A*-C grades. In addition we are delighted with the outstanding performances of students who took the Extended Project Qualification. This qualification has become increasingly sought after by universities as it is a largely independent project that teaches students vital skills both for university and life. There are so many individual achievements for all of the students to be so proud.

At GCSE our results are superb with 93% achieving 5A*-C and 84% achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths, with 81.7% achieving the English Baccalaureate and 100% of our girls gained A* to G grades. 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 2nd 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 STAGS link of July and all Year 7 students should go directly to the Main Hall. As usual breakfast will be available in the dining room from 8.00am.

 

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to St Albans Girls’ School website. We are a high achieving Academy specialising in educating girls. Our distinctive ethos and Enterprise focus, ensure that we are uniquely placed to provide an outstanding education for girls from the ages of 11 – 18, with boys admitted into the Sixth Form. We are a caring, vibrant and dynamic community and proud of our very strong record in developing the best talents of all students in preparing for lifelong learning.

Our students thrive on expert teaching, good quality facilities and a vast range of extracurricular activities. Our academic results are impressive, we insist on high standards; we expect our students to work to the best of their ability, to behave in a way which shows courtesy to those around them and to wear their uniform smartly. We know that if we have high expectations of our students, there is no limit to what they can achieve; the sky’s the limit!

We are particularly proud of our Post 16 provision here. We offer a very wide range of courses: A Levels; the Extended Project Qualification; the Sports Leadership qualification, and BTECs, all of which are delivered with the highest quality teaching. Our Sixth Form students leave us as articulate young people who are fully prepared for both higher education and the working world.

We aim to instil in each and every student a set of attributes, skills and values that will enable them to make informed choices, be responsible and principled citizens, enjoy career success and achieve personal fulfilment. It matters to us that our students not only enjoy academic studies but they have fun, forging strong friendships that will sustain them through their adult lives. Our girls are enterprising, friendly and ambitious and they have wonderful purpose and energy. Our colleagues are dedicated, creative and talented. It is a privilege to lead this remarkable school.
We are proud to excel as a high achieving and successful school, but we are not complacent, there are always things that we can improve upon. We value our communications with parents and I do hope that you will want to come and experience the unique atmosphere of St Albans school for yourself. We would be delighted to welcome you anytime that you may wish to visit us.

Margaret Chapman
Headteacher