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Manchester High School for Girls


Manchester High School for Girls’ 2015 A-level cohort has made history, achieving the most successful set of examination results in the School’s 141 year existence.

78% of grades at Manchester’s oldest girls’ school were the sought-after A* or A; with 98% of all grades attained in the A* to B range.

This remarkable achievement comes just weeks after the School announced another superb set of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results. Students undertaking the IB qualification at Manchester High scored on average 38 points, putting them way ahead of the average global score of just 30 points.

Indeed, a third of students who opted to take the IB Diploma at Manchester High made it into the top 3% of IB results worldwide. 

Mrs Claire Hewitt, Head Mistress at Manchester High School for Girls, said: “Year on year Manchester High girls achieve some of the best examination results in the country and our alumnae include highly influential women who lead the way in their chosen fields. Be it business or politics, engineering or medicine, fashion or languages, Manchester High girls really do go on to build amazing careers.     

“The fact that this year’s Senior Sixth have secured the best A-level results in our history leaves me in no doubt that these young women are the leaders of tomorrow. Not only have they applied themselves to their studies but they have embraced the many extra-curricular opportunities available, from sport and charity work to music and the arts.”

The overwhelming majority of Manchester High students will be heading to their first choice university in September, with six girls taking up coveted undergraduate places at Oxford or Cambridge.

Mrs Hewitt concluded: “These momentous results reflect not only the hard work and commitment of our students but the dedication of our expert teachers who really go the extra mile to inspire the girls to reach their full potential. I should like to congratulate them all and wish the Class of 2015 the very best for their studies and future careers.”