Ladies’ College students can sleep a little better tonight

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FOR many of the students at Ladies’ College, the night before results day was a sleepless night.

But with 54 students sitting the 530 GCSE examinations this year, 388 received 7/8/9 (A/A*) and 303, almost six out of 10 results, being 9/8 (A*), a 12.9% increase on last year, tonight they will be able to sleep a little better.

Pia Thapliyal, 16, was one of those who found it difficult to sleep last night. She got nine 9s and two 8s in subjects including French, German and history.

‘I’m very surprised by my results,’ she said.

‘My sister has been filming me all morning as part of a vlog. I was kind of grumpy in the morning, but I’ve got happier as the day’s gone on.

‘She’s two years younger than me, so I’ll get my own back when she takes her’s.’

Her mum, Priyanka Thapliyal, 45, said she was very pleased.

‘The girls have worked so hard, so it’s a reflection of all the effort put in to get the results they wanted,’ she said.

‘Opening the results letter is always daunting, so it’s a big relief – we’re going to have a celebratory lunch now with the family.’


Every student passed at least five GCSEs, with 96.3% of students gaining five 9 to 4 (A*-C) grades, including English and maths. 73.2% of grades were 9 to 7 (A*/A), up 4.7% from last year and 83.6% were 9 to 6 (A* to B).

Amelia Hudson achieved top scores of eight 9s and three 8s.

‘There’s been a few late nights, but I’m extremely happy,’ she said.

Of the 54 students, 28% achieved the top grades in all of their subjects, with six students achieving all 8/9 (A*) grades and a further nine students all 9/8/7 (A*/A).


Principal Ashley Clancy said she was gobsmacked at her students’ results.

‘Our students should be thrilled with what they have achieved individually and the fact that the cumulative results are better than last year is encouraging for everyone at college,’ she said.

‘We continue to be tremendously proud of our students’ achievements, which come from their attitude to everything they do, their hard work, their determination and their resilience.’

Danielle Kenneally

By Danielle Kenneally
News reporter

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