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New GCSE results record for Loreto Grammar

By David Prior at

Loreto Grammar School girls were jumping for joy after breaking the Altrincham school’s all-time record in this summer’s GCSE examinations.

A stunning 74% of all grades were A* or A or the equivalent in the new numerical format with 94% at A* to B or the equivalent. It all meant an astonishing 52 girls, over a third of the cohort, got straight A* or A grades as the gifted girls took the tougher new grading in their stride.

Loreto Grammar School Headteacher Jane Beever said: “The governors and I want to thank all the girls and the staff for their hard work and incredible dedication during a period of great change in education.”

She added: “It is not easy to achieve this level of consistent excellence and as this year’s examinations have proved these stunning results have not been achieved through any lowering of standards but by design, dedication and an aspirational culture both in school and at home.”

Pictured from left to right: Alexandra Mulligan, 16, from Timperley who was one of only 2,000 students nationwide to get three 9s, plus six A*, an A and a top A^ in Further Maths and wants to be a mathematician. Isly Regan, 16, from Timperley and another Loreto girl with three 9s, plus seven A*s and an A and wants to be an engineer; Olivia Smith, 16, from Sale, who got two 9s an 8, seven A*s and an A and wants to be a doctor; Eleanor Scott, 16, from Sale who got two 9s, an 8 and seven A*s; Ciara Mayers, 16, from Sale with three 9s and eight A*s and wants to be a pilot or a lawyer. Leonora Whitenburgh, 16, from Warrington, who got two 9s, one 7 and seven A*s. Young linguist Megan Wright, 16, from Urmston, who got one 9, two 7s, three A*s and four As and wants to be an interpreter. Lydia Eaves, 16, from Timperley who two 9s, one 7, two A*s and five A grades and Elizabeth Hammond, who got a 9, an 8 and a 7 plus six A*s and an A grade.