GCSEs: Upper Beeding’s Towers Convent students ‘deserve fabulous results’

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At the end of the summer term Carole Baker completed her tenth and final year as headmistress at The Towers Convent School and she hoped that, when the GCSE results were published in August, ten of the Year 11 pupils would gain at least ten GCSEs at A* or A grade.

Today (Thursday August 22) this figure has been surpassed and when the average points score per pupil was calculated (523.5) it showed an average of ten A grades for every single girl and that 100 per cent of all pupils scored at least five GCSEs at A* - C including Maths and English.

Two of the stars are Tali Humphrey of Bolney and Florence Chapman of East Preston who both have 11 GCSEs with ten at A* and one at A.

Mrs Baker said: “As usual these girls have not only been academic successes but were also involved in many aspects of school life including music.

“Indeed Florence was deputy head girl and achieved her Dip ABRSM in January.

“Even on the morning of the GCSE results she is off to give a flute recital as part of the Arundel Festival.

“There are other pupils with only A* and A grades and these include head girl, Georgia Brown, games captain, Amy Dallyn, charities prefect, Marie Ingledew, junior school liaison prefect, Tia Blackmore-Saunders as well as Polly Reeves-Perrin, and Eloise Reader.”

She added: “Our girls work hard and are taught well so they richly deserve these fabulous results.”