Students and staff at Midhurst Rother College are celebrating after receiving today’s GCSE results, with many achieving the top grades under the new GCSE grading structure, consolidating and improving upon last year’s excellent performance. 71% of students achieved 4+ grades in English and maths; an increase on last year’s performance. 30% of entries in English were 7+ and nearly one in five in maths reached this benchmark.
There were outstanding results in individual subjects too, with well over 70% of entries being awarded a 4+ in: physics, chemistry, biology, French, PE, photography, music, computer science, drama, art and business studies.
Amongst some exceptional individual results, Trinity Gulland achieved 8 of the new hardest to achieve, Grade 9 results. Very few students across the country are expected to receive this many of the very top grade.
Several other students also achieved the elusive Grade 9: Oliver Jones 7, Cadan Welch, Sophie Howe and Jack Crossley-West 3 and Sophie Cook, Tate Furlonge-Walker, Andrew Grzywacz, Oscar Lloyd and Marianna Smitherham gaining 2 each. Overall, one in six grades awarded was a 7 or above.
Oliver Jones, said “I am blown away by my results.”
Stuart Edwards, Principal of Midhurst Rother College, said:
“I am extremely pleased with these results which reward the hard work of all our students this year. With the changed grading structure and new curriculum in many subjects, we always knew this year’s results might be challenging so it is particularly pleasing that we have done so well and surpassed last year’s excellent performance.
“GCSE success is the stepping stone to our flourishing Sixth Form and, as our A Level results last week showed, an MRC education is now the entry point to some of the best universities in the country.
“We are a growing and confident school and this summer’s results will inspire our younger students to understand how much they can achieve here. For students such as Trinity, Oliver and the oters mentioned above, their exceptional results prove that hard work, commitment and a love of their subjects can lead to incredibly impressive grades. I congratulate them all on this success”.
Liz Pickett, Pastoral Leader for Year 11, said: “I am really pleased and delighted with these amazing results which reflect the commitment and hard work this Year group have put into their GCSEs, supported by dedicated and talented staff. All our students have achieved the results they need to move on to Sixth form or Further Education, a fantastic stepping stone in life, we are extremely proud of them all.”