Bucking the national trend, the mixed-ability day and boarding School, saw virtually all its Year 11 pupils gain at least 5 A*-C grades, with almost 90% of subjects taken achieving the A*-C benchmark, and its haul of the top grades A & A* well above the national average.
Among many personal triumphs, Shannon White, from Witley, celebrated an outstanding 10 A*s and two As in the exams, which included several IGCSEs, often regarded as more rigorous than the national GCSE. Shannon will study the IB Diploma at King Edward’s in the Sixth Form. Holly Standish, whose sister Amber gained a place at Cambridge last month after studying at King Edward’s, looks to be following in her sister’s footsteps having gained 6A*s and 4 As.
Also celebrating with 6 A*s and 5 As was another local student, Bronnie Challinor from Witley, while Chobham’s Jacob Trevor gained 5 A*s, 3 As and 4 Bs, and Afrida Khan, from Guildford, was celebrating 5A*s, 3 As and 2 Bs. All will continue their studies at King Edward’s outstanding Sixth Form following either the International Baccalaureate Diploma or A-levels.
Commenting on the results, the Headmaster, John Attwater, said: “I am so delighted that our GCSE results are continuing to reflect the hard work of our pupils and their teachers. In particular, this year’s cohort deserve every success: as a group they worked and played hard and got a good balance between all-round learning and preparing for the exams. They can be very proud and I look forward to welcoming them back into the Sixth Form in a couple of weeks!”