In a particularly challenging year for A Level results in the wake of the Covid Pandemic, we are delighted to celebrate the performance of our Upper Sixth pupils. With over a third of all grades at A* or A and over two thirds at A*-B, these results reflect those of 2019 and are a testament to the hard work, determination and resilience of our pupils, their teachers and parents.
Over 20 pupils gained at least three A*/A grades, whilst countless others received an excellent set of results that has opened the door to the next stage of their education. As always, the breadth of courses being pursued by our pupils is impressive, matched only by the range of destinations to which they will be heading. One notable destination this year is the USA, with a significant number of pupils choosing to continue their studies stateside. The School is equally delighted to celebrate those who have successfully applied for prestigious City apprenticeships.
We warmly congratulate our Fifth Form pupils on an excellent set of GCSE results announced today, acquitting themselves particularly well within the context of a challenging educational climate; not only have they been impacted by the Pandemic itself, but they have faced unprecedented challenges relating to a Government drive to return to the 2019 benchmark for examination results. We are delighted that over half of the grades awarded were at 9-7 and more than 90% of candidates achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above. A third of all candidates achieved at least five grades at 9 or 8. Our results are above those of 2019 and are a testament to the hard work, determination and resilience of our pupils, their teachers and parents.