Royal Hospital School raises the bar again
Celebrations are underway with the announcement of our best GCSE performance since 2013 at 9-7/A*-A. Of the 101 pupils sitting the exams, 41% achieved A* - As / 9-7s and over a third gained grades of at least six As / 7s or higher.
Commenting on the school's impressive results, Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, said:
"Not only have we seen our best results since 2013 for our 9 – 7 GCSE results, over a third of our students achieved at least six As / 7s. In addition, more than a quarter of all entries were graded A* 8 or 9 reflecting the high level of achievement of our pupils and rewarding many hours of hard work. Our pupils recognise that GCSEs are an opportunity stepping-stone in their lives and for some, they will shape the decisions they make for the next stage and possibly beyond. Likewise, praise must also go to all those who work as part of our school community too. At a time when many pupils feel the pressure of public examinations, it is the combined contributions of academic, pastoral staff and parents that is so important in supporting our pupils, encouraging them and developing their confidence so they realise their potential and aim high'.
Catherine Stevens, Deputy Head (Academic) added:
"I am immensely proud of the achievements of our pupils and know just how much time and effort goes into preparing for these examinations. The independent sector has faced criticism for still offering iGCSEs, which are widely perceived as being easier since the recent education reforms. However, pupils at the Royal Hospital School all sit the reformed and highly rigorous 9-1 GCSEs. I believe this makes our pupils' achievement even more pleasing and reflects our continuing drive for academic stretch and challenge."