Despite the incredible number of challenges faced by this year’s GCSE candidates, students at Sutton Valence School are once more celebrating a superb set of results. With almost 50% of GCSEs graded 9 to 7, this year’s performance is even more impressive than last year’s excellent level of achievement. The percentage of coveted grades 8 and 9 gained by pupils at the School has increased again this year – 2020 sees 28% of our GCSE grades awarded at the very highest level, 8% more than in 2019.
Of the 90 pupils in the year group, 29% of this talented cohort achieved four or more grade 8 or 9 (formerly A* grade), with five students each gaining ten or more A* equivalent grades across a wide range of subjects.
There are a great number of outstanding achievements to celebrate amongst this year’s GCSE cohort, and as ever, there have been some exceptional individual performances. These include Jonny Russell (ten grade 9, one grade 8), Holly Clark and Charlotte Farrell (eleven grades 8 and 9) and Evangelina Kargaki and Harrison Murray (ten grades 8 and 9). A further four pupils – Thomas Llewellyn, Suma Rai, Alice Roberson and Alexander Tolhurst – all achieved nine GCSEs graded 8 or 9.
Bruce Grindlay, Headmaster, commented, ‘This has been one of the most difficult years ever for students taking public exams, but the hard work invested by our pupils, along with the guidance and support provided by a dedicated team of teachers, has resulted in this outstanding level of achievement. We are delighted with the way our pupils have risen to the challenges presented to them. We are proud of everything they have achieved – these young people deserve enormous credit.”