WHEN headmistress Carole Baker completed her tenth and final year at The Towers Convent School, she hoped ‘ten’ would be the magic number for GCSEs.
Mrs Baker was hoping to see ten of the year 11 pupils gain at least ten GCSEs at A* or A grade.
The results published on Thursday, however, surpassed her dream, with the points score per pupil showing an average of ten A grades for every single girl.
To top that, every pupil scored at least five GCSEs at A* to C, including maths and English.
Two stars were Tali Humphrey from Bolney and Florence Chapman from East Preston, who gained 11 GCSEs, with 10 A* and one 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 was off to give a flute recital as part of the Arundel Festival.”
Other pupils to achieve a complete set of A* and A grades included head girl Georgia Brown, games captain Amy Dallyn, charities prefect, Marie Ingledew, junior school liaison prefect Tia Blackmore-Saunders, Polly Reeves-Perrin and Eloise Reader.
Mrs Baker added: “Our girls work hard and are taught well, so they richly deserve these fabulous results.”