12th August 21
Claremont Senior School is again celebrating after the release of this year’s GCSE results. There were some impressive performances with nearly half of all results graded at 9-7, an increase of 9% from the previous year. Across the school more than 80% of grades were considered to be ‘good passes’ as Claremont continued to demonstrate an ability to get the very best out of its students, regardless of academic ability.
Mr Dickie said ‘One cannot underestimate the difficulties faced by this cohort of students over the past two years. Successive lockdowns, adapting to online learning and a brutal programme of assessment prior to the submission of grades – no other year group have faced such challenges yet they have emerged with grades that they can be very proud of indeed. Claremont is academically inclusive and I am delighted with those who managed to get 4s and 5s against the odds as much as I am of those who achieved a string of 8s and 9s. These grades are also a tribute to the patience and time put in by parents and guardians over the past eighteen months, keeping their children motivated and working during the darkest days of the pandemic. We hope that future year groups will not have to face the same challenges but this years’ cohort can feel that their efforts have been recognised. Claremont is built on the promise to students that we will do all that we can to help them fulfill their potential.’ The last few years has seen the school delivering on this promise with a growing academic reputation.
There were standout performances across the board. Amongst the top performers were Lyra Cookson, Rachel Waters and Lekan Ibrahim who all achieved nine 9 or 8 grades while Rebecca King achieved 9s in every one of her subjects. There were some very strong performances across the Science subjects where nearly two thirds of all results achieved were grade 9-7. The Humanities all performed very strongly indeed with Geography seeing more than 70% of all grades awarded 9-7. Our recent shortlisting for Independent School of the Year (Performing Arts) was also reflected in very strong results in Drama, Dance and Music respectively.
Mr Dickie added: ‘These results are a reflection of each of these individuals. We celebrate every one of them who all have their own story to tell. Some are highly academic, others are creatives while some are highly practical learners who embrace the more practical subjects. What Claremont is doing is giving each and every student the space and environment to find their way, for them to not only be themselves to find themselves as well. These GCSEs are a good reflection of the diversity of our student body and the success we have in delivering on the potential of young people. We are deeply proud of them all’