Today, we celebrate the outstanding achievements of our Year 11 students who worked so hard throughout their curtailed Key Stage 4 to achieve these fantastic grades. The fact that they were unable to take their GCSE exams at the end of the year was not their fault and certainly not of their choosing. They deserve these excellent results. As a school, we followed the Ofqual guidance to the letter and undertook the process of awarding centre-assessed grades with integrity and rigour; we are confident that the grades awarded to our students are fair and reasonable, reflecting the high quality work and impressive work ethic of this exceptional year group. We would like to congratulate all our Year 11 students, particularly those who have overcome considerable hurdles (such as serious physical and mental health conditions) to achieve such great results; the progress they have made since joining the school has been outstanding.
The highest achieving students this year were Erin Wilkinson who achieved seven grade 9s and two grade 8s, and Emily Campbell Montgomery who achieved seven grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7 – a quite remarkable achievement by both students!
Sam Richman achieved six grade 9s, one grade 7 and two grade 6s; Lauren Hawkins achieved five grade 9s and four grade 7s; Poppy Stratman achieved four grade 9s and five grade 8s; Isobel Baker and Manon Memmi-Weir both achieved four grade 9s, four grade 8s and one grade 7. Evie Tatton achieved four grade 9s, two grade 8s and two grade 7s. George Bossons achieved three grade 9s, one grade 8, three grade 7s, one grade 6 and one grade 5.
There were also outstanding performances by the following students:
- Tom Cluett – two grade 9s, six grade 8s and one grade 7
- Emily Drury – two grade 9s, five grade 8s and two grade 7s
- Alicia Wilson and Charlotte Parkinson – two grade 9s, three grade 8s, three grade 7s and one grade 6
- Jamie Luther – two grade 9s, two grade 8s, four grade 7s and one grade 5
- Rebecca Wood – one grade 9, six grade 8s and two grade 7s
- Amy Pearce – one grade 9, five grade 8s, two grade 7s and one grade 6
- Izzy Taylor – one grade 9, four grade 8s and four grade 7s
- Cameron Dawe and Georgia Ansell – one grade 9, three grade 8s, five grade 7s
- Lucy Clark – one grade 9, three grade 8s, one grade 7, two grade 6s and two grade 5s
- Megan Alvarez – one grade 9, three grade 8s, one grade 7, three grade 6s, one grade 4
- Matthew Frame, Lilly Gray, Abbie Forward, Lily Howard and Rory Macbeth all achieved three grade 8s, three grade 7s and three grade 6s
- Tristan Cooke and Oliver Ashton achieved three grade 8s, three grade 7s, two grade 6s and one grade 5.
- Charlotte Dooker achieved two grade 8s, five grade 7s, one grade 6 and one grade five
- Tom Rawlings achieved two grade 8s, five grade 7s and two grade 6s
- Henry Roscoe achieved six grade 7s and three grade 6s
- Tiffany Johnson achieved six grade 7s, two grade 6s, and one grade five
- Elisha Barry achieved five grade 7s, two grade 6s, one grade 5 and one grade 4.
Headmaster, Andrew Mead, said, “In addition to these exceptional headline-grabbing performances from our high attaining students, there were also fantastic performances from some of our less naturally academic students, who achieved highly creditable results through sheer hard work and determination. We celebrate the massive progress that they have made since joining the school. They can all be very proud of themselves.”
We are very much looking forward to working with this cohort of students as they move up into our sixth form. They show such a lot of promise. We desperately hope that their Key Stage 5 experience will be smoother than their Key Stage 4 one and that they will be able to complete the two-year A level and BTEC Level 3 courses without recourse to remote learning.
Any student who is still unsure where to pursue their studies next year, is invited to contact the school sixth form office (email@example.com) to discuss possible Level 3 options. Andrew Mead said, “Our sixth form is increasingly being seen as the ideal place to come and study post-16. We have amazing facilities and superb teachers.” School tours will be available three times a week to prospective parents and students once term begins. For more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.