Students at St Edmund’s, Hindhead have again achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results and posted a fantastic 97.5% pass rate (grades 4-9) against a national average of 78%. Passes at grade 9 have risen to an impressive 24%, with 61% of passes at grades 7-9 (the old A*/A) and 92% at grades 5-9. More than a quarter of students achieved eight or more grades 7-9 and over half of candidates scored one or more grade 9.
Across all departments, students demonstrated outstanding scholarship. The English department posted 79% passes at grades 7-9 (A*/A) in Language and 75% in Literature as well as a 100% pass rate in Literature (for the fourth year running). In the Science Department, 100% of students scored grades 7-9 in Biology and Chemistry, with 86% in Physics achieving grades 7-9. In Music, candidates achieved 100% grades 7-9 and in History 92% scored grade 7 or higher. Other subjects which achieved a 100% pass rate included Classical Civilisation, Drama, Geography, Maths, Physics, and Spanish. For our Year 10 candidates sitting early GCSEs this year, the pass rate was 100%.
Current and recent leavers have been successful in gaining places at a wide range of 6th Form providers including: Alton, ArtsEd London, Bedales, Bohunt, Bradfield, Charterhouse, Churcher's, Cranleigh, Farnborough, Frensham Heights, Godalming, King Edward's Witley, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing, Portsmouth Grammar, Reeds, and RGS.
The school continues to go from strength to strength with additional classes opening in Years 9 and 11 this September. In January the new floor of the Hunstanton building was unveiled offering six further senior classrooms. Next term sees the opening of four new ICT suites, an additional Art room, a Ceramics workshop with potters’ wheels, a new Drama studio and the eagerly anticipated Multi-Purpose Sports Hall. Planning permission has been granted for a new Dining Hall and kitchens and work should start in 2021.
The Headmaster, Adam Walliker, commented, "This has been a particularly challenging year for students and teachers. I am delighted that our girls and boys have achieved such excellent GCSE results and I congratulate them on their hard work both at school and via our virtual learning platform. Once again, our pupils have demonstrated the ambition and commitment that will secure their success and happiness in the years to come. The value that we add to our students’ experience across the ability range through small groups and top quality teaching has again paid dividends. My thanks go to our dedicated academic and pastoral staff who provide the hugely supportive environment in which our children can thrive.”