On Cloud Nine with Record GCSE Results in 2023

On Cloud Nine with Record GCSE Results in 2023

Nine is the number for GCSE results today with almost half of all of Caterham’s 2023 GCSE results achieving the highest possible Grade 9. Close to nine out of every ten exams sat were awarded the top 9 to 7 Grades (previously A*) and 68 per cent received grades 9 to 8. This year’s GCSE results are record breaking, surpassing all pre-Covid grade records, even as marking nationally returns to pre-pandemic grade boundaries. 9 pupils secured a clean sweep of grade 9s across every exam and 24 pupils got at least 10 grade 9s across their subjects.

Ceri Jones, Headmaster, said: “Today’s results are outstanding with the average grade achieved across all results a Grade 8 and almost no grade lower than a 6. I am absolutely thrilled for our young Caterhamians who overcame early disruption to their education during the pandemic to throw themselves into every aspect of school life. They now have an impressive set of exams results alongside the problem solving, entrepreneurial and digital skills they have honed in our unique Digital & Innovation EDGE curriculum.

Today’s results have also been achieved along with a raft of significant co-curricular, sporting, partnership and community achievements by our young people who now move on to a bright future as they begin Sixth Form.”

Today’s top results reflected strength across all subjects. Caterham’s results in Maths showed particularly strong results with 75 per cent of grades the top 9 and 8 grades. The School’s science departments recorded top results with 50 per cent of Biology grades at the top grade 9 and 80 per cent at grades 8 & 9; 47% of Physics grades at grade 9 and 45 per cent of Chemistry grades 9 and three quarters at 8 & 9. English secured 60 per cent of grades at grade 9 and 82 per cent at 8 & 9. The Drama department secured 100 per cent of grades at the top 8 & 9 and three quarters of all grades at 9. Textiles and Greek each gained 100% of results at grades 8 & 9 with Latin 92 per cent at 8 & 9.

Today’s results follow hot on the heels of Caterham’s A Level results with 25 per cent of all grades at A* and almost two out of every three grades an A or A* grade. Virtually all leavers secured the university destination and course of their choice and 11 Caterham pupils won their places at Oxford or Cambridge University, joining the 60 at Oxbridge across the last five years. A long-established tradition of Caterham medics continues, with 100% of our candidates now taking up their places to read medicine in the autumn.

2023’s results once again secure Caterham’s position in the premier league of independent schools and follow the Times Educational Supplement naming Caterham as the UK’s top independent senior school.

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