The New Mark Hall was buzzing with anticipation and excitement this morning as pupils, family and friends gathered together to celebrate our Year 11 cohort achieving a fantastic set of GCSE results.

We’re proud to share that 36% of results were graded 9-8 (formerly A*), 56% were graded 9-7 (formerly A*-A), and 97% were graded 9-4 (formerly A*-C).

Headteacher, Kevin Carson, said, “This is a fantastic set of results from a large year group who have grown together through rising to tough challenges during Covid. I am so very pleased for the students, their parents, and teachers.

For 56% of all RMS grades to be 9-7 is exceptional compared both to the national average of 22% and to the independent school average of 46%

- Kevin Carson, Headteacher

Coming on the back of A Level results last week that placed RMS in the top 9% of schools for academic value added, our GCSE grades are a further testament to the truly excellent talent and dedication of RMS pupils and staff. I am now really looking forward to seeing these students flourish in our new Sixth Form centre.”

Head of Senior School, Rachel Bailey, added, “I am so proud of our Year 11 pupils. They have worked incredibly hard for these exams and I am delighted that their efforts have paid off and it was wonderful to see so many happy pupils and their families this morning.

This year group have had a less than conventional run up to their GCSE courses and with the national narrative of ‘learning loss’ and reduction in top grades it has been fantastic to see our Year 11’s have risen to the challenge and performed exceptionally well. Almost half the year group achieved a 9 in at least one subject, a truly remarkable feat when you factor in that they will have been studying 9 or 10 subjects and have to divide their time across them all.”

Cumulative % of GCSE Passes RMS Nationally
% of passes at grades 9 and 8 36%
% of passes at grades 9-7 56% 22%
% of passes at grades 9-4 97% 68%

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Lucy is looking to study Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and French at Sixth Form at RMS. As she reflected on her brilliant results, she commented, “The facilities at RMS have played a huge part in helping me achieve my results. I’m excited about starting Sixth Form, especially studying the subjects that I already love in more detail.”

I’ve really benefitted from the high level of teaching here

- Lucy

Alissa, who achieved grade 9 in an impressive 9 subjects as well as the top grade in Additional Mathematics, is looking to study Mathematics, English Language, Chemistry and Computer Science.

She added, “Everyone wants you to be interested in the subjects you study and the teachers strive to help you do well. I’m really looking forward to enjoying more independence at Sixth Form at RMS.” 

There is always really good teacher support here

- Alissa

Discover what makes RMS Sixth Form such a special place to learn at our next Open Day (Sunday 24th September) or Sixth Form Preview (Thursday 5th October).