Pupils posted a brilliant pass rate of 96% at grades A*-C (4-9). A tremendous 25% of passes were at grade A*, 54% at A*/A and an admirable 85% at A*B. Under the 1-9 grading system, there were an impressive eighteen passes (14%) at the exceptionally demanding new grade 9.
All academic departments demonstrated excellence. The English department posted 66% passes at A*/A and a 100% success rate at A*-B (for the second year running), Maths 84% A*/B, Physics 88% A*/B, Chemistry 88% A*/B, Biology 94% A*/B, Latin 100% A*/A, Music 100% grades at A*/B. Other highlights included History 85% at A*/A, Spanish 70% at A*/A, French 55% at A*/A, Geography 50% at A*/A, and Maths 84% at A*/B.
Of our Year 10 candidates who sat early GCSEs this year the A*/C pass rate was a fantastic 100% with 42% of grades at A*/A and 88% at A*/B.
2017 – first year of GCSEs at St. Edmund’s
The first GCSE pupils at St. Edmund’s, Hindhead, 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 their 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*/B. Although the results across all subjects are 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 are A*/A with 100% of all English scores at A*/B. This is St. Edmund’s first year of GCSEs and their Year 11 students are progressing 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.