• Academic
  • 12 August 2021

GCSEs Make the Grade

We’re pleased to report outstanding GCSE results, with 28% of all grades a 9 and 53% of all grades being 9/8. 99…

We’re pleased to report outstanding GCSE results, with 28% of all grades a 9 and 53% of all grades being 9/8. 99 per cent of students gained five or more GCSEs graded 9-4 and 64% of all pupils achieved 9-7 in the core subjects of Maths and English.

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and continuation of remote learning programmes and contact isolation has meant cancellation of this summer’s external exams once again. Grades awarded this year were based mostly on two series of robust internal examinations that took place in the Summer term.

Staff worked incredibly hard to devise a range of assessments, appropriate to the experiences of pupils throughout the pandemic, to make sure that grades were fair and as accurate as possible.

In 2019, the last externally examined year and the first in which 9-1 grading was adopted across all subjects, Cranleigh pupils scooped record results, with almost half of all awarded grades being 8/9 across all subjects.

This year, under such challenging circumstances, 66% of the cohort achieved seven or more grades 9-7 and 50% of the cohort achieved an outstanding nine or more grades 9-7. Eleven pupils achieved straight grade 9s and a further eighteen pupils achieved all 9-8.

The experience of this year group has been a huge challenge for pupils and staff alike. We’re thrilled with the positive response and hard work from our pupils and proud of the tireless work put in by teachers to ensure that these results are as rigorous as public exams.

The majority of students will remain at Cranleigh to join the Sixth Form and continue their studies to A Level.

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