Our students are celebrating another successful year as they receive their GCSE results today – we congratulate them all for the determination they have shown in recent months.

More than 90% of students were awarded 9-5 grades with more than 65% receiving 9-7 (equivalent to A*-A).  Our scientists excelled yet again this year with more than 90% of Biology, Chemistry and Physics students receiving top 9-7 grades. 

Our historians were also amongst the highest achieving students with more than 80% receiving 9-7 grades, whilst our classics department also celebrated success with all students receiving 9-7 grades in Greek and almost 80% of Latin students receiving 9-7 grades.  Students were also outstanding in Christian Theology with almost 70% receiving 9-7 grades, whilst our musicians celebrated with 75% receiving 9-7 grades.

Our language students outperformed yet again this year with 80% of French students receiving 9-6 grades and more than 85% of German students receiving 9-6 grades.  Almost 70% of our mathematicians were awarded 9-6 grades whilst 88% of our English Literature students received 9-6 grades. Our artists were also amongst the highest achieving students with 93% receiving 9-6 grades and three quarters of our drama students were award A* to B grades.  Design Technology, an ever-popular subject at GCSE, also saw success this year with 85% of students receiving 9-6 grades. 

Amongst our most successful students was Charlotte Owen who achieved twelve 9s (of which one was a short course) and one 8.  Phoebe Heintz excelled with eleven 9s, as did Gloria Zheng with nine 9s and two 8s.  Hugh Irven also did remarkably well with seven 9s, three 8s and one 7, as did Mani Desai with six 9s, four 8s and one 6.  Further successes include Cicely Craston with seven 9s and four 8s (one short course); Lydia Gosling with eight 9s and two 8s; Moyu Honju with seven 9s, one 8, one A* and two 7s and Hamish McNeill with nine 9s and one 7.

Congratulations go to all our students as they celebrate their successes today.  Deputy Head Academic, John Devitt, says: “We are so proud of our students today.  The past few months have been a testing time for everyone but today’s results really do show our students’ resilience and hard work.  We congratulate them all and look forward to seeing them back in the Valley in September as they continue their future studies.”

Head of Middle School, Richard Warren, added: “This set of results from the 2020 cohort builds upon our continued success at GCSE over a number of years.  Regardless of COVID-19, strong trial exam data highlighted a year group who were on the path to success.”

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