We are hugely proud of the achievements of pupils in the Hundred, who received an impressive set of results today, against a backdrop of disruption and wider concerns about grades becoming harder to achieve, with the return to the pre-pandemic standard.
The outcomes for this year’s GCSE cohort are testament to their ambition, drive, and determination, combined with the hard work of colleagues across the College community, whether their expert beaks in the classroom or the outstanding staff supporting them in boarding houses. These factors all came together to produce results which significantly outstripped performance in 2019 (which has been much talked about) and which are our strongest when compared to averages since the (I)GCSE qualifications were moved to the 9-1 grading system. One in five grades was awarded the coveted Grade 9, 46% at Grade 8 or above (equivalent to A*) and 71% of grades were at 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A).
There were several stand-out individual performances. Lottie J scored a 9 in each of her 12 GCSEs, putting her among a group of fewer than 20 nationally to achieve this feat. Tabitha M scored 10 9s, while Idris S, Leo F, Tilly G, Xanthe H-E and Elliot R scored 9 9s. For more than half of this year group, 9/8 (A*) was their most common grade, while almost half of the year group scored 9 grades at 9-7 level (A*/A). These numbers are only one part of the story for pupils who are so talented across a huge range of endeavours, whether on the sports field, in the music school, or climbing to K2 base camp. We are proud of each of our pupils’ achievements, and we are excited to see their creativity, ambition, and drive flourish further still in the Sixth Form.
The Master, Louise Moelwyn-Hughes, commented: “Our Hundred year group should feel delighted with all they have achieved during this examination cycle. They have worked hard alongside their subject teachers and each and every one of them has a huge amount to be proud of. Their results give them a terrific springboard into the Sixth Form where I feel sure they will continue to flourish.”