GCSE Results 2021

We are very proud of our pupils who have achieved outstanding success at GCSE. 

Latymer Upper School Head, David Goodhew said: “This is testament to their hard work and I pay tribute to the young people of this current Year 11 who have shown determination, perseverance and strength of character during the last two years of their school career which have been unbelievably disrupted. They have shown great resilience and adaptability, moving between in-person and online teaching and dealing with the uncertainty surrounding this year’s assessments. They have established very strong foundations for A Level and Pre-U study and are in an excellent position to make the most of life in the Sixth Form. I look forward to welcoming them back in September to our new Sixth Form Centre.”

Over half of all the grades awarded were 9s and 83% of grades were at 9-8 (A*). A remarkable total of 76 students achieved straight 9-8 (A*) grades. Amongst the data and statistics are individual stories of success. Of the 22 students who achieved straight 9s at GCSE, some are bursary holders and many are students who have successfully balanced their studies with additional co-curricular, academic and community activities. For example, Pearl and Liza took part in the Young Writers Scheme this year; Liza also won a scholarship to Cambridge Summer School and completed an online legal internship this Easter time. As well as being an outstanding representative of our School as part of our Round Square partnership, Iris achieved a full set of 9s. Our sportspeople have done well this year: alongside outstanding cricketer Max is Sports Scholar and elite tennis player, Athina who managed to juggle national team commitments with her studies to achieve top marks as did Olivia, who is one of our strongest hockey players. Not to be outdone by their successful siblings who got all A*s in their A levels this week, are Stella and Daniel. Whilst Daniel’s brother and ex-School Captain, Charlie, heads off to Oxford to read Chemistry, we look forward to enjoying more of Daniel’s outstanding performances on violin, viola and piano in Sixth Form. 

David Goodhew continued: “My thanks go to our teaching staff who have worked incredibly hard to ensure that the Teacher-Assessed Grades for GCSE and IGCSE level were awarded fairly and with huge amounts of integrity. The workload on departments has been colossal. I am very proud of the way in which all our staff have worked so hard  throughout the lockdown period, taking a creative approach to provide the highest standards of teaching and pastoral care for our young people.” 

Author: carolineroberts

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