Rushmoor is a non-selective independent school which has seen our pupils achieve an impressive set of GCSE results again in 2020.
The confusion around exam grades in 2020 because of the global pandemic, led to a significant amount of anxiety for children across the UK; however, we were impressed by the attitude of our extremely hard working Year 11 cohort.
The grades they have received reflects the progress they had made up until the beginning of the Covid lockdown. The overall pass rate at GCSE was in line with previous years, being 98%, with a significant number of higher grades of 9s and 8s, which are very hard to secure with the new specifications being so challenging. Well over 80% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in Maths and English.
It was, again, a very successful year for our A level cohort with a 73% pass rates at A*-B and 100% at A*-E. All of our students have gone on to follow their chosen pathway and all our university entrants secured their first choice courses, which include law, medicine, digital marketing and social care, which shows the diversity of our students.
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our pupils this year and they have shown remarkable resilience throughout the lockdown period. They have been ably supported by a very committed and dedicated staff body who are prepared to go the extra mile for their pupils. This dedication often extends beyond the classroom with extra lessons at lunchtime and after school as well as holiday boosters and extensive mentoring. The dedicated staff body, coupled with the nurturing family environment are what we believe makes Rushmoor such a special place and is why our pupils are so successful.