Rushmoor School achieved an excellent set of GCSE exam results this year with pupils coping admirably with the demands of the new specifications, achieving a 9-1 pass rate of 99.6% overall. More than 80% of all pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes at grades 9-4 and nearly a third of all grades achieved were at a grade 6 or above. After achieving an A grade last year in DT, year 11 student Leon Smith backed this up this year with one grade 9 in mathematics, four grade 8s and two grade 7s. Jamie Webster achieved an A grade in Full Course PE last year and included four grade 8s as well as three grade 7s.
A very special mention must go to year 9 student, Olivier Gaillard, who achieved one of the best marks in the county for GCSE mathematics, being awarded the highest grade, grade 9, this summer. He adds this to the grade A he achieved two years ago in GCSE French whilst in year 7. We look forward to seeing his continuing progress over the next two years!
Following this fantastic set of results, a large number of pupils will be remaining at the school which has just seen their first cohort complete their A Level studies. There are still some places available so if you would like to come and look around please drop in.
We were delighted to find out how well our first ever Sixth Form pupils performed in their examinations, with a 96% pass rate and a third of all grades at A*-B.
Our students have worked hard and responded positively to the nurturing environment that our unique sixth form experience has provided. We are pleased with their achievements and wish them all well as they move onto the next steps in their lives. They have set a fine example as our first sixth formers and have shown that we made the right decision to open the sixth form for our pupils and those joining us from other schools.
Special mention goes to Kit Grigsby with results including an A* and Amelia Murray who achieved an A grade in Design Technology, with the Design Technology department achieving a 100% pass rate at A*-B. Congratulations to all departments for their pleasing results.
Students received offers from their first choice universities and were delighted to receive their emails this morning asking them to accept their places.