2021 Exam Results

Congratulations to all our GCSE and A-level students on their successes!

Due to the Covid restrictions in place, we were unable to film our regular exam results montage in 2021. However, please click the links below for our official press release and a small selection of photographs. 

Results Days 2021

Information for candidates

Please click the links below to download relevant information and guidance on various subjects surrounding exams.

Warning to candidates

Coursework assessments

Mobile devices poster

On-screen tests

Privacy notice

Social media

Written exams


 September 2021 for the 2021-22 academic year

Changes to GCSE Grading

All GCSEs now have a new 9 to 1 grading scale to replace the old A* to G, with 9 being the highest grade.

The new GCSEs ensure that students leave school better prepared for work or further study. They cover more challenging content and are designed to match standards in the strongest performing education systems elsewhere in the world. 

What you need to know:

• 9 is the highest grade, and will be awarded to fewer students than were awarded an A*.

• The new grading scale has more grades at the higher end, to provide greater differentiation for higher achieving students.

A new GCSE grade 4 is broadly equivalent to a low / medium grade C, the standard for a level 2 qualification.

The Department for Education recognises grade 4 and above as a ‘standard pass’; this is the minimum level that students need to reach in English and maths, otherwise they will need to continue to study these subjects as part of their post-16 education. A GCSE pass at new grade 4 is therefore a credible achievement and should be viewed as such for work or further study opportunities.

To continue to raise standards in schools, the Department for Education recognises a grade 5 and above as a ‘strong pass’ and will be using this in its headline measures of school performance; a benchmark comparable with the strongest performing education systems.