GCSE Results 2020
We are delighted that one of our most impressive year groups ever has rightly been awarded grades that reflect their commitment and diligence throughout their GCSE courses. Any noise around grades this year should not colour the outcomes of an ambitious, high performing group of young people. Over two-thirds of grades were graded 9 – 7, which is in line with the College’s performance trajectory at GCSE and the potential of this group.
It is only right to formally recognise the exceptional performance of those achieving at the highest level. Special mention must go to Chloe who was awarded 99999999999A*. A remarkable and well-deserved achievement. Congratulations also to Jamie, Bea, Isabelle, Amelia, Yolanda, Alice, Alexander, Jemima, Ben, and Jack, all of whom secured a Grade 9 in nine or more subjects.
Bradfield’s process for deciding on centre-assessed grades was one rooted in integrity, guided by the parameters laid down by OFQUAL in the Spring but centred on the individual. Having had control of their own destiny taken from them with the cancellation of public examinations in March, we know the year group will be hungry to prove by themselves – for themselves – just what they are capable of in their chosen A Level or IB courses.
As ever, I am grateful to the team of teachers and tutors who supported this group, always challenging pupils to aim high.
Neil Burch, Deputy Head (Academic)