|13 Aug 2021|
Congratulations to all of our Year 11 and Year 13 students who received their GCSE and A Level results recently.
After an incredibly difficult 18 months, which saw the girls continue learning through lockdowns, online learning, in school learning, and for many, periods of hybrid learning as isolating or travel restrictions meant they couldn't join their peers in the classroom, they all thoroughly deserve the top grades they have achieved, and we are incredibly proud of them!
The challenges they have faced also included uncertainty in how they would be assessed this year. Until early January, they still expected to sit examinations as normal, and the precise nature of how they were going to be assessed was not entirely clear until March. Despite this, the students have shown themselves to be incredibly resilient and determined to succeed.
All of their hardwork has resulted in record results for both year groups.
Our largest ever cohort of GCSE students took 1250 GCSE's between them. Particular congratulations go to fifteen students who have achieved unbroken strings of Grade 9s, of whom ten were awarded a remarkable clutch of eleven or more Grade 9s, and 40% of the group achieved Grade 9 or 8 in every one of their subjects, including one student who took 13 GCSEs in total.
At A Level, every single result was graded between A*and C. Twenty girls achieved an exceptional four or more A* grades and forty-nine achieved straight A*-A grades. These incredible results mean that 85% of students will be taking up places at their first choice UK university, 67% will be attending top Russell Group universities, others will be taking up highly coveted places on the top Art Foundation and Acting Foundations courses, and some will be studying abroad.
We are also delighted that all five students holding offers from Oxford and Cambridge have gained their places, and they will be studying incredibly diverse courses from Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, to Information Engineering. Seven students will be going to on to study Law and, at a time when society's reliance on our medical services has been so high, we are incredibly proud that Sumaiya, Carla, Zara, Tabitha and Isabelle will all be studying Medicine.
We should be very proud as well that very many of the girls have worked hard to maintain our holistic ethos, despite numerous restrictions, by playing sport, producing recorded and live performances, taking virtual Music and LAMDA exams, taking part in our virtual 'Race to Roedean South Africa', practising their musical instruments, and taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Congratulations to all of our students, we look forward to hearing what the future holds for you!
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