GCSE Results 2021

In an unusual year for all Russellians, I was particularly proud of how our GCSE pupils  prepared for the assessment season during the Summer Term.  They showed true resilience and courage and really supported each other with grace, humour and kindness.  I am happy to report an excellent set of GCSE Results for our Year 11 cohort this year.

119 candidates sat for a total of 1072 GCSE awards this year.  I was delighted for the students who received straight grade 9s. Two thirds of the grades awarded to our pupils were at grade 9, 8 or 7 (A*/A equivalent).

Number grades

August 2015

August 2016

August 2017

August 2018

August 2019

August 2020

August 2021

Old letter grades

Results

Results

Results

Results

Results

Results

Results

cum%

cum%

cum%

cum%

cum%

cum%

cum%

9

 

 

 

6.7

14.6

20.5

26.6

A*

8

15.4

17.5

19.2

27.3

34.7

36.8

46.7

A*

7

37.8

39.8

42.8

50.9

53.3

56.7

66.9

A

6

71.3

68.9

72.1

72.1

73.7

76.8

81.2

B

5

96.1

91.9

95.5

90.8

89.5

93.0

92.4

C

4

 

 

 

94.4

95.8

99.7

98.3

C

3

99.3

99.1

99.8

98.8

98.8

100

99.8

D

2

99.9

100

100

99.9

99.6

100

100

E

1

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

U

 

The pupils should feel a great sense of collective achievement – I hope that all pupils reflect on how well they have dealt with the difficulties they have faced and look forward excitedly to a bright future. 

The results achieved by the pupils reflect the hard work they have put in to their studies at the School; particularly during the rigorous assessment season during the Summer Term. They also reflect the expertise and dedication of the Royal Russell staff team, including all of the academic, administration, operations and support staff and, of course, the huge commitment of our Royal Russell parents and families.

Many of those I spoke to on results day were excitedly discussing the opportunities of the Sixth Form and were looking forward to joining their new academic courses in September.

I am always proud of our pupils, and whilst we congratulate them for the academic qualifications they have been awarded, I am even more proud to see them embody the Russellian values of open, ambitious, courageous and distinctive as they contribute both to our community and the wider world.

Congratulations to the Class of 2021, their families and friends.

Chris Hutchinson, Headmaster