Celebrating GCSE Success

Celebrating GCSE Success

Following on from our A Level success earlier this week, we are delighted to announce an equally impressive set of GCSE results for St Edward’s School.

This year, our students secured 16% of all results at Grade 9, 30% at Grade 9 or 8 and 52% of all results at Grades 9 to 7.

Headmaster, Mr Matthew Burke said,

I am delighted for our Year 11 students, who thoroughly deserve their success at the end of what has been a hugely challenging two years of study. Just as they did with A Levels, our exceptional teachers implemented a rigorous and robust evidential process of Teacher Assessed Grades, and the final results are testament to what can happen when hard work, focus, good teaching, and a supportive environment all come together. Confidence, resilience and determination have also played a fundamental role in our students’ success.

Inevitably, on a national level there is an ongoing debate over ‘grade inflation’, however, it is important that we consider the circumstances in which our students have been learning – with lockdowns, multiple periods of remote learning and continually changing goalposts.

We were especially pleased that in 17 subjects over 50% of results were at Grades 9-7 and that 30% of students achieved eight or more GCSEs at Grade 7 or above (A*-A).

Mr Burke continued,

I am incredibly proud of all our Year 11 students and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate with them when they came in to School to collect their results. I very much look forward to watching them progress, as they continue their educational journey with us in Sixth Form. I have no doubt that there will be further successes to look forward to in the years to come.

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Celebrating GCSE Success