Claremont students celebrated another year of excellent GCSE results with 7% growth in the number of students achieving grades 9-4 (previously A*-C) from last year. A number of the results were outstanding with Lea-Lynne Rongier achieving 8 and 9 grades in 10 different subjects. Oliver Hill achieved top grades across all the Sciences in a cohort that saw every student achieve grades 9-4 in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Art, Drama and Photography subjects once again performed exceptionally well, with all Art and Photography students achieving grade 5 or above, and two thirds of Art students being awarded either a 7 or an 8. In an academic year that also saw 80% of Fine Art and Photography A level students awarded A*-B grades and the announcement that Dance will now also be offered at GCSE, these results further cement Claremont’s growing reputation as a centre of excellence for the creative arts.
These results come at a time of significant growth for our school. The new Octagon development with its airy, double vaulted Art department, state of the art science laboratories and new base for the Mathematics team sees its completion for September 2019. The further development of the Performing Arts Centre has also allowed us to enrich our Sixth Form provision by offering a blend of traditional A Levels with vocational BTEC awards such as Dance, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and Sports Science. These results indicate that our school continues to make impressive progress, which is all the more remarkable given the senior school’s short 8 year history.