Rodborough School has celebrated some excellent GCSE results.

These are the first externally-set and assessed GCSE examinations to take place since the summer of 2019.

Headteacher Matthew Armstrong-Harris said: “Once again, our Year 11 cohort have been an inspiration to us all.

“The commitment they have shown to their studies over the past year has been extraordinary, and it is fabulous to see all that hard work reflected in their grades.

“There are some exceptionally good results this year and my congratulations go to those students who have been able to excel despite the challenges they have faced.

“I am particularly proud of those students who completed their vocational qualifications despite the disruption the pandemic caused to their practical work and ongoing assessments.

“The pandemic has meant students have had to become more independent as learners.

“Having now achieved success in formal examinations they have an excellent combination of skills and experience which will ensure they go from strength to strength in the future.

“I wish them all the best as they move to the next stage in their education.”

The overall pass rate (Grade 4 and above) at Rodborough is 85 per cent. Nationally, the figure is 73.2 per cent.

Thirty-six per cent of all passes were at Grades 7 to 9, the national figure is 26.3 per cent.

Thirty-two students gained at least eight full course passes at Grade 7 and above.

Coco Prichard attained top Grade 9s in ten of her GCSEs, and Amy Barnes in nine of her GCSEs.

In addition, Charlie Bartle, Laura Bartley, Chris Carpenter, Daisy Chappell, Charlotte Cook, Molly Farrow, Lia Goodwin, Amy Hayden, Izzy Lock, Nye Mollet, Will Shepherd, Felix Sulit Tarry, Risa Wakeham and Joseph Williams all gained at least ten Grade 7s or above.

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