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The High School for Girls is a grammar school with academy status on Denmark Road, Gloucester. It is one of only three girls' grammar schools in Gloucestershire, and consistently ranks in league tables as one of the best schools in England, and one of the Top 50 Selective Schools in the UK.AdmissionAs a grammar school, the school has a selective admissions procedure. Girls must achieve an exceptionally high mark in the 11+ exam for admission to the Lower School, or be expected to do well at GCSE to be admitted to the Sixth Form. Boys and girls from other schools may attend in the Sixth Form, after an interview process and proof of academic prowess after GCSE result publication.Students attend from all around the county, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, Cirencester and the Forest of Dean being the most prominent areas.Exam resultsThe school consistently achieves among the best GCSE and A-level results in the country, with 99.2% of girls passing 5 A*-C grades at GCSE in 2010, 70.3% of all grades being A*/A. At A-level, the pass rate was 99.5% with 73.1% of all grades being A/B, and the average points score per candidate was 435.3 using the UCAS tariff. Ninety-eight percent of pupils continue to university, with a substantial proportion attending Top 10 Institutions, several each year to Oxford and Cambridge University. Such academic excellence consequently leads to the school being oversubscribed each year.
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