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You can find out about some of the exciting events that have happened at Southend High School for Girls in recent weeks below.  If the event is older then you may be able to find it by selecting the archive button below. 

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  • Record breaking GCSE Results

    Published 24/08/17

    Year 11 has achieved the best GCSE results (in terms of % A* and A grades) for many years.  70% of all GCSEs taken by this year group have achieved an A* or an A.  This is a significant increase from last year and even beats the summer 2015 total by more that 3 percentage points.  Well done Year 11, this is an exceptional achievement!  Within this total, nearly a quarter of students (35) achieved all A* or A grades (or 9, 8 or 7 for English and Maths).  National predictions for the elusive grade 9 suggested that only a few per cent in each cohort will achieve this gold standard of GCSE in English and Maths (the nicknamed A**).  Well, Year 11 bucked this trend by achieving 26 grade 9s in English Language (18%), 16 in English Literature (11%) and 23 in Mathematics (15%).   Well done to those students and these departments for delivering these marvellous results.  In other benchmarks their success continues, they have achieved 100% 5 A-C grades (or 9-4) including English and Maths and have scored an average grade of an A per GCSE.

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  • 75% A*-B at A level - Well done Year 13

    Published 17/08/17

    Year on year the students of Southend High School for Girls Sixth Form deliver excellent A level examination results.  Our exiting year 13 are no exception, with 75% of all results being A*, A or B grade.  Within this impressive headline are a number of other significantly important statistics.  This year group have continued the SHSG 100% A level pass rate for yet another year, 5 students gained entrance to Oxford/ Cambridge, 6 more into Medicine and one to a prestigious US University.  A significant number of students (23) performed incredibly to achieve an A or A* grade in each of their subjects, 3 students even achieved the ultimate academic accolade of A* grades in all of their subjects.  43% of all examinations taken were graded as A or A* and more than one third of all students were awarded an A* (the highest grade possible) in at least one of their subjects.  This illustrates something that we have known all along about this year group; that their success is shared across the whole student body and not just concentrated on a few stellar performances.  It also shows that our students can excel in any subject that they put their mind to with A*s being awarded in 21 different subjects.  Add in our EPQ results and the number of A*s and As grows even higher.

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  • Cancelled - DofE Silver

    Published 21/07/17
    Please note that the DofE Silver which was scheduled for September has now been cancelled due to staff illness.
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  • Boss of the South

    Published 20/07/17
    We’d like to congratulate our top ten students in the MangaHigh competition, who earned some amazingly high scores to claim their places in the Hall of Fame. Our students earned an amazing victory in the Mathematics online competition f
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  • Examinations Results┬áNotice

    Published 18/07/17
    Results for the summer A Level and GCSE exams will be issued to students as follows: Thursday 17th August                  GCE A2     from 7.3
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  • More phenomenal athletics

    Published 07/07/17
    On their return from the World Schools' Athletics in France on Friday 30th June , four of the girls had to then recharge and re-focus as the very next day they travelled to Oxford as part of the intermediate girls’ team who had reached
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  • World Schools' Athletics Championships

    Published 07/07/17
    Last week the "Super Six" selected to compete in the World Schools’ Athletics Championships" (Hannah, Eleanor, Beth, Kendrea, Abena and Uchenna) travelled to Nancy, France to take part in the competition. Twenty-three countrie
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  • LGBTQ+ Club and BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat

    Published 29/06/17
    The BBC School News Report students have been working on a story about the LGBTQ+ club that was started at SHSG two years ago. The group has been so successful that the school has been awarded 'Stonewall Champions' status. It was a pleasure t
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  • International Women in Engineering Day

    Published 27/06/17

    On 23rd June12 Year 9 students travelled to Ford Dunton to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, and to discover more about a potential career in Engineering. They took part in a variety of activities such as a virtual reality experience of a manufacturing plant, coding of robots, developing a model of a manufacturing production line and making purchasing decisions.  A number of inspirational female engineers spoke to the students about their experiences, highlighting the variety of opportunities offered by engineering careers and giving the students a much greater appreciation and understanding of their roles. The day also included tours of Ford’s safety and environment testing facilities, including a brief stint in their -20°C testing climate, as well as a chance to try out the test track in the newest Ford models. The students participated enthusiastically throughout and were awarded the winning prize plaque for their performance during the day.


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  • Kesia wins┬ákickboxing medals for England

    Published 14/06/17
    Southend High School for Girls is very proud to report that one of its year 9 students, Kesia has won three medals at the recent ISKA Amateur Members Association WORLD KICKBOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017. Kesia went through various selection dates and
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  • Disneyland Trip

    Published 23/05/17
    Here is a little video compilation of the Music Department's  Disneyland trip at Easter – the backing music is an edit of our actual performance too  
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  • Language Success at the Have My Say Competition

    Published 18/05/17
    On Wednesday afternoon, 30 of our many talented linguists travelled to Colchester for the finals of the Have Your Say competition. This was the third round, following the school heats and the March competition, when the students competed against loca
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