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GCSE Level Results

Following the cancellation of their GCSE examinations in 2020, there is no doubt that both students and schools have found the return to formal examinations demanding. We are all aware of the significant challenges these young people have had to face as a result of the pandemic, from the personal and wellbeing challenges to the significant period of remote learning across their studies. We are very proud of them all.

Overall our students should be proud of achieving some very impressive results, with over 43% of their grades being at the highest level of 7 to 9 (A/A*) and almost a quarter of entries being a grade 8 or 9 (A*). A special mention should go to the 49 students who achieved 5 or more top grades and the 14 students who achieved 10 top grades or more. Only a very small percentage of grade 9s are awarded nationally each year and so a special mention should go to those students who managed to achieve over half of their grades at this level. Jack Garnett and Hayden Gear achieved an unbelievable 10 grade 9s whilst Fortune Solanke and Joshua Gray achieved 9 grade 9s. Alex Godfrey, Samuel Ng, Scott Pearce and Brendan Murray achieved an amazing 8 grade 9s. Brennen Moran achieved an impressive 7 grade 9s, with Oliver Broad, Theodore Cutler-Johannsen and Thomas Friday also achieving 6 grade 9s.

Over 86% of students achieved 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or more (a ‘strong pass’) including both mathematics and English, which is a significant jump from previous examination years at Borden. Overall, 97% of all student outcomes were at grade 9 to 4 (A* to C). This represents excellent outcomes by a cohort of students who have displayed immense levels of determination and resilience during the course of their GCSE studies.

We are enormously proud of the achievements of all of our students under such challenging circumstances and wish them the very best of luck as they move on to pursue their future choices.