Marling GCSE Results 2020

After an extraordinary year in which our students were unable to sit their GCSE examinations, they have today received their results. It has been a turbulent week since the publication of the A level results, and I’m sure it has been a very anxious wait for our students. Further to the government announcement on Monday, today’s GCSE results are a combination of the Centre Assessed Grades submitted by the school to the examination boards following a process of internal quality assurance and the adjusted grade calculated by the exams regulator’s algorithm, with the highest grade counting.

Notwithstanding the extraordinary nature of these results, the headlines figures show that 17% of all the GCSE grades awarded are at the very highest grade 9 with 65% at grades 9-7 and 88% at grades 9-6. There are lots of stories of individual success including 40% of students that were awarded 9 or more 9-7 grades, a quarter that were awarded 10 or more 9-7 and 2 students who were awarded grade 9 in all 10 GCSE subjects.

Although any comparison with previous years is not valid, we are all very pleased for our students. They worked really hard, and with the support and guidance of outstanding teachers and support staff, they have been rewarded with the results they deserve. We are disappointed for the students that they were unable to sit their GCSE exams and we are frustrated by the anxiety they have suffered over the past few weeks but they can now look forward to the next stage of their education. I would like to congratulate our students for their resilience over this challenging period and to thank all of our staff for their professionalism and for working tirelessly to support our students

Dr Wilson