GCSE Results 2019
A record breaking year at Caterham School has seen well over half of all GCSE grades the top ranking 8 and 9 grades (formerly an A*) and the average grade for a Caterhamian a grade 8 (A*). Almost 80 per cent of results are the 7, 8 and 9 grades (equivalent to A*/A grades) and over a third of all exams taken achieved a grade 9s.
The average grade for English Language and English Literature was an 8, with the most common grade the top 9. The average grade in physics, a popular subject for Caterhamians, is an 8 and in maths the most common grade a 9. Six academic subjects achieved 90 per cent or more grades at the top 9 to 7 including biology, Latin and Greek, art and religious studies.
20 Caterhamians achieved 10 GCSEs graded 9-8/A*s.
Mr Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “Today is not simply about numbers, it is about the hours of hard work put in by our young people along with the support of their teachers and parents, and the success and enormous sense of achievement that this has brought them.
“Alongside all their individual academic success is their full involvement in every aspect of school life which has seen them flourish: from sport to drama, music to our partnerships programme and not mention a good deal of the fun they have had alongside friends for life.
“They have been a great year group – full of energy and optimism with a fantastic sense of humour and I am looking forward to working with them next year. As our Fifth Form now become the new Sixth Form, we will ensure they maintain a balance between hard work and on developing themselves as individuals, developing their own interests and passions. We will continue to support this superb year group inside and outside of the classroom, and ensure that they become increasingly independent thinkers and learners.”