As with the A Level results, pupils have exceeded expectations and delivered an outstandingly successful year of results.
Teachers set 1609 GCSE TAGs for each pupil using a rigorous process; as with A Levels, our grades were closely scrutinised by both the Pearson and Cambridge iGCSE exam boards. All passed unchanged.
Of 165 pupils in the year group:
- Well over half of the entries achieved a top grade of 9
- More than 80% of results were an A* grade
- More than 94% of results were an A*/A grade
- 17 students achieved the highest possible grade 9 in all subjects (10.3% of the cohort)
- 76 students achieved only grades 8 or 9, equivalent to an A* (46.1% of the cohort)
- 122 students achieved only grades 9-7, equivalent to A* or A grades (73.9% of the cohort)
In the past I have celebrated the work of departments that achieved greater than 80% A*/A grades. Were I to do the same this year, I would have to cite every department in the school. The list of those who exceeded 90% A*/A grades is sufficiently long: Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, English Language, Geography, German, History, Maths, Music, Physical Education and Religious Studies. In addition, Art, Classical Greek, Computer Science, English Literature and Physics had 100% at A*/A, and Physics deserves special recognition, where only one pupil out of 149 entrants scored lower than an A*.
This has been an outstandingly successful year, in which pupils and staff overcame adversity to show themselves in the best possible light. These grades are thoroughly well deserved and are a testament to the dedication of the pupils and the success of the school’s use of online learning.