St. Edmund’s first GCSE cohort achieve excellent results

The first GCSE pupils at St. Edmund’s, Hindhead, in 2017 produced excellent results. Overall, the Year 11 leavers achieved 95% A* to C grades and 100% of candidates gained 5 or more GCSEs at A* to C. From these results the pupils have been 100% successful in gaining a place at their first choice school or college. 42% of all grades awarded were A*/A and 73% were A* to B. Although the results across all subjects were excellent, there is particular pride in the 100% pass success rates for English (Language and Literature), History, French, Triple Science, Art, Religious Studies, Design Technology and Classical Civilisation. In fact, in the English Language and Literature papers an incredible 82% of grades were A*/A with 100% of all English scores at A*/B. The Year 11 students progressed to a range of independent and state 6th Form providers. Individual success stories abound across the ability levels and there was great satisfaction in seeing top students performing well, with one student posting 9 A*s.

The Headmaster, Adam Walliker, was delighted, commenting, “We are a non-selective school and, therefore, our results are truly remarkable. They reflect the hard work of the pupils and the fantastic teachers whose teaching is consistently rated ‘excellent’ in inspections. Small classes and close monitoring allow us to encourage all pupils to challenge themselves and reach their potential. To achieve such wonderful results at a time when GCSE exams are going through a highly volatile period is an enormous accomplishment. I am extremely proud of everyone involved in the exams.”