RGS students were rewarded for two years of impressive endeavour, disciplined application and rigorous preparation with an outstanding set of GCSE results. Against the backdrop of the pandemic-related disruptions, uncertainty and challenges of the last few years, the boys’ results were all the more remarkable.
The most common grade achieved by our students was the gold-standard grade 9; in total 865 grade 9s were achieved, 55% of all grades. In addition, 385 grade 8s were also secured by this impressive cohort: 80% of grades were a grade 9 or 8. 76 students achieved ten or more grade 8 and 9s; 27 boys secured 10 or more grade 9s.
The Headmaster, Dr Jon Cox, commented: “To have emerged with such a stellar set of grades is to our boys’ great credit. They have conducted themselves with remarkable flexibility, resilience and pride in their work; their excellent grades will provide the very best foundations from which to flourish in the Sixth Form as they embark upon four A Levels. They can rightly have the most ambitious of aspirations from a university perspective.”
Also worthy of note was the fact that not only were these grades secured in traditionally robust subjects but our boys performed equally well across the board in all disciplines. The languages, arts and humanities all enjoyed notable success. Dr Cox continued: “It is satisfying that our students can continue to find their own pathway through the School and play to their strengths, irrespective of their passions and interests.
I hope our students can now fully enjoy their successes and I am excited to follow the progress of this talented group of students as they return to school in September.”