It is a pleasure to report that our Year 11 pupils have achieved excellent GCSE results. In a year in which the results have moved almost completely to the new numerical grading, we were delighted to have six pupils gaining straight 9s (the top grade), 46 pupils achieving straight 9 or 8s (equivalent to the old A*) and 99 pupils gaining a grade 7 or higher (equivalent to the old A) in each of their subjects. Overall 35% of the grades were a 9, with 84% of all grades 7 or higher (A*A in the old currency).
The Master comments that ‘our pupils have worked hard and well, with the support of their teachers and parents, to secure these excellent results. They are set fair to face the challenges of even harder public exams at A level, while maintaining their commitment to co-curricular and charitable activities and preparing for life beyond Dulwich. We look forward to helping the vast majority of them towards places at the best universities in this country and throughout the world – and the minority towards those niches, academic or vocational, in which they will excel’.
Dr Nick Black, Head of Middle School writes:‘These are excellent results, with many boys exceeding their expectations. To achieve such academic success while also contributing so much to the wider life of the College is what pleases us most. The sense of excitement in the South Cloister today was palpable and really joyful. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the boys’ Year Head Martin Geach for his work with them over the last three years.