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Manchester High School for Girls

Exam Results

In 2017, over a quarter of A-level pupils secured a string of straight A*s and As and 88% of all grades in the A* to B range.

GCSEs - 2017

In a year that has seen an increase in the rigour of GCSEs and where the Department for Education had warned pupils, parents and teachers that few grade 9s, the new top mark in the numerical grading system for Mathematics and English, would be awarded, pupils at Manchester High School for Girls have certainly come out on top.

  • 85% of all grades achieved by the students were A* to A, or in the 9 to 7 range for those subjects that reported results numerically
  • 95% of all grades were A* to B, or in the 9 to 6 category for subjects using the numerical grading system

Significantly, well over a third of results in both Mathematics (37%) and English Literature (36%) were grade 9, and 12 girls in the year group secured nothing less than an A*, or grade 8, in all of their subjects.

A-levels - 2017

Students at Manchester’s oldest girls’ school celebrated their superb A-level results on 17th August 2017. Over a quarter of pupils secured a string of straight A*s and As and 88% of all grades in the A* to B range.

Every student in the School’s Physical Education and Home Economics classes achieved either an A* or A grade and when it came to STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) the girls really shone.

While the national picture sees colleges and sixth forms struggling to encourage girls to opt for such disciplines, over three quarters of pupils in this year’s A-level cohort from MHSG chose to study a STEM subject at A-level, with many electing to continue in the area at university.


International Baccalaureate

The Class of 2017 achieved a superb set of International Baccalaureate Diploma results. This year’s IB cohort at Manchester High achieved an average point score of 39 out of a maximum of 45. Globally these results are outstanding; last year the average point score was 30.07.

Please note that the IB Diploma has now been discontinued at MHSG.