23rd August 2019 — There was much emotion at King Edward’s as 16-year old pupils received their GCSE and IGCSE results. King Edward’s takes pride in its academic, socio-economic and cultural diversity. The School ensures that all pupils are congratulated for their effort and dedication to achieving personal success.
Behind the statistics and results each child has a unique story. These include two local pupils from Godalming and Guildford, who achieved 100% A*/A in ten subjects putting them in a strong position to start their International Baccalaureate (IB) in September. Others are applauded for their grit and determination in passing their exams, some in the face of difficult pastoral challenges. International pupils, who joined for the one year Pre-Sixth course, also did very well. Five of them gained five or more GCSE passes at A*-C, including English and Maths; a great achievement for pupils studying in their second language.
Zeba Clarke, Deputy Head Academic, said, “We are delighted for all our pupils - boarding and day, local and international. We celebrate our gifted and talented with ten A grades along with those who have managed to navigate their way through academic or pastoral challenges to achieve excellent results. They, and their teachers, are energised for the work, career development and, of course, fun, that awaits them as their journey continues into the Sixth Form.”
Mrs Joanna Wright, King Edward’s new Head from September 2019, was at School to meet pupils and parents. She said, “I would like to congratulate all the Year 11s and our international Pre-Sixth cohort on their results. Taking exams and waiting for results can be a stressful time, but today our pupils can smile with relief and feel a sense of pride in what they have accomplished - some well beyond their own expectation. They are ready to continue into the next stage of their learning with confidence and excitement about what they can achieve. I look forward to welcoming them as members of Sixth Form. I would also like to thank the School’s committed teachers who have inspired and supported pupils to achieve their best. I am excited to be joining this unique School in September and relish the opportunity of working alongside pupils and staff to build academic confidence, whilst maintaining King Edward’s key values of integrity and generosity of spirit.”
Subjects graded 9-4 (A*-C): 87.1%
Subjects graded 9-7 (A*/A): 39%
% pupils gaining 5 or more GCSEs graded 9-4 (A*-C): 89.1%
% pupils gaining 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 (A*-C) including Maths & English*: 78.3%