Felsted pupils have recorded outstanding results in their GCSE exams this summer, following on from excellent results in A Levels and record results in the International Baccalaureate.
Headmaster, Chris Townsend, comments: “There are some exceptional results this year, with several pupils achieving at least six GCSEs at grade 9, ten achieving a full set of 7 to 9 grades (the equivalent of A and A*) and 48% of all GCSE exams being graded at 7 to 9 (or equivalent). Achieving these results requires a team effort from all the teaching staff, pastoral support, parental commitment, and, of course, the hard work and determination of the students. In a year when there has been so much change to the GCSE examinations, both in grading, content and style of question, this is a seriously impressive achievement from an excellent group of students.”
● 98 students took GCSEs this summer
● 48% achieved grade 7 to 9
97% pass rate (grade 4 to 9)
● 98% achieved five GCSEs grade 4 to 9
● 95% gained 5 GCSEs grade 4 to 9 including Maths and English
Felsted’s top scorer was Emma Jones, from Hertfordshire, who achieved an outstanding nine grade 9s and an A*, one of only 454 girls in the country to achieve this clean sweep. She will be studying A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry at Felsted Sixth Form this September. An Academic and Sports Scholar, Emma is a talented young cricketer, who was part of Felsted’s National winning teams both indoor and outdoor last year. She was also invited to play for Hong Kong Women this summer but turned it down to focus on her England aspirations.
At Bancroft’s this year, many expectations have been exceeded. We are delighted to congratulate their Fifths on their performances and are very pleased to report on some really excellent results across the board.
With the new grade 9 representing the very top level of the A* band, they were pleased that overall 41.1% of all GCSEs were awarded a 9. Thirty nine of the year group of 125 pupils received a total of nine or more 9/8/A* grades, with eleven of them being awarded a superb clean sweep of ten top grades.
The Head, Simon Marshall, writes, “I think nearly all our Fifths and their teachers can breathe a sigh of relief after a nerve-wracking two years of study and uncertainty. Today’s results, before any re-marks are completed, compare favourably with the best any GCSE cohort has achieved at Bancroft’s and even though, strictly speaking, it is impossible to judge this year’s results against previous results, it is clear that this year-group has done exceptionally well.
Nikhita Shah was shaking when she opened her envelope but was relieved to report that “my hard work and perseverance have really paid off. I started revising quite early on and made sure that I did a bit every day. It was a challenge to face so many new specifications and we didn’t have past papers to work on.” Mathu Kathirgamasutharsan said that she had been “freaking out about some subjects”, but she was delighted with her overall results.
Well done to everyone!