Denbigh School students overcome the odds to record fantastic GCSE results

School students are celebrating a fantastic set of GCSE results achieved despite the disruption to their learning that the pandemic has brought. These students have remained motivated and determined during periods of on-line learning and responded positively to the challenge of returning to face-to-face learning and sitting school set assessments in the summer term.

Over 30% of the grades achieved by Denbigh students were the very highest levels of 7 to 9, which is above national figures. In terms of the very top achievers, 14 students achieved an average score of 8 or higher – a remarkable achievement. Leading the way was Rachel Marsh who achieved ten Grade 9s and one Grade 8. Kartik Anand achieved eight Grade 9s, one Grade 8 and two Grade 7s. Emma Chapman achieved six Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and one Grade 7. They are all looking forward to starting their A Level studies at Denbigh in September.

Denbigh’s Head of School, Dr Andrea Frame said: “I am so proud of our GCSE students this year and delighted to see them record such wonderful results. We should not underestimate the disruption to their learning that these students have faced in the last two years, but they have adapted and shown resilience and determination to not let change and uncertainty define them or their results. They fully deserve to celebrate with their family and friends today and we look forward to seeing them back here in September for the start of their Sixth Form experience. I am also immensely proud of our staff who have taken on the responsibility of setting Teacher Assessed Grades for our students in a thoughtful, calm and professional manner. I believe in the integrity of the system we put in place to ensure our students received fair results which reflected their performance.”

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