We are celebrating some fantastic results from a high achieving year group in what has been a challenging two years for this GCSE cohort. We are very proud of the efforts that they have put in to their studies, and know that these outcomes will help to ensure that they can proceed on to their Sixth Form studies with confidence.
57% of all grades were 9-7 and 99% 9-4. Five pupils achieved nine (or more!) grade 9s and eleven pupils overall achieved a clean sweep of 8s and 9s. However, it is not just about the top grades; many of our students should be congratulated for achieving results that they would not have thought possible a few years ago. We are particularly proud of our Computing results, where 50% of the results achieved the top grade 9 score, alongside 100% and 99% gaining their English and Maths GCSEs at 9-4 grade respectively.
Ruby, Isabella, Zara, Toby, Olivia and Thomas
Headmaster Chris Townsend comments; “I am particularly proud of the way that they have adapted to the challenges of the last 18 months, and they are fully deserving of these impressive results. Our students at Felsted now have the choice of going on to study either A Levels or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. I am also very grateful to all our parents and of course to our staff, who have provided outstanding support at all times, but particularly in these last two difficult years.”
Our top achievers were Toby C and Helen M who both achieved an incredible clean sweep of 10 grade 9s. This was closely followed by Thomas B, Archie H and Ruby R who all secured nine grade 9s.
Toby C secured ten grade 9s plus an A grade in Additional Maths. An Academic Scholar and a member of the Schools’ academic Roberts Society, Toby enjoys coding and was proud to gain a Distinction in the Perse Coding Team Challenge. He balances his studies playing Rugby 7s and as a member of the Drama Technical team. Toby will be going on to study Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths and Physics A Level at Felsted.
Toby / Deputy Head, Mr Masters with Toby
Helen M secured ten grade 9s plus an A grade in Additional Maths. As an Arts and Academic Scholar, Helen also studied Art off timetable and achieved an impressive grade 7 in that also! She will be going on to study Drama, English Literature, History and Latin A Levels with a view to a career in the performing arts. Helen enjoys getting involved in all areas of music and the performing arts at Felsted, playing the piano and violin in the Senior Orchestra and singing in the Senior Choir. She is fully involved in LAMDA and has performed in the School's productions of ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Thomas B achieved a clean sweep of nine grade 9s. An Academic Scholar and member of the Schools’ academic Roberts Society, Thomas enjoys coding, and was proud to gain a Distinction in the Perse Coding Team Challenge. He is a keen swimmer and member of the Felsted swimming team. He will be going on to study Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics at A Levels.
Archie H secured nine grade 9s plus an A grade in Additional Maths. Archie will be going to study A Levels in History, Maths, Physics and Spanish. Archie is a keen squash player and was part of the Felsted U16 squad who reached the National Finals in 2020.
Ruby R gained nine 9s and an A in Additional Maths and will be going on to study the IB Diploma at Felsted (Higher Levels in Economics, English and Latin). An Academic and DT Scholar, Ruby also plays the Harp and Flute at Junior Guildhall and is a member of the Senior Choir, Steel Band & Orchestra, plus enjoys swimming.
Thomas, Archie and Ruby
Other success stories include:
Thomas S, an Academic and Sports Scholar, who achieved an impressive seven grade 9s and two grade 8s and will be going on to study the IB Diploma at Felsted (Higher Levels in French, Geography and Sports Science). Tom’s main sport is hockey, which he also plays for Chelmsford Hockey Club and he is a member of the Schools’ academic Roberts Society.
Pierre G, a full boarder from Monaco, did exceptionally well to achieve five grade 9s and five grade 8s, plus an A grade in Additional Maths. One of his top grades was in French, which he studied off timetable. Pierre will be going on to study the IB Diploma at Felsted (Higher Levels in Maths, Geography and Economics). He has particularly enjoyed being part of the Felsted Combined Cadet Force and playing rugby 7s.
Pierre / Thomas
Isabella and Olivia C, twins and weekly boarders, achieved a fantastic 11 grade 9s and 6 grade 8s between them.
Isabella gained a superb eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and an A in Additional Maths and will be going on to study A Levels in French, History, TEP (Theology, Ethics and Philosophy) and Government & Politics. An Academic and Drama Scholar, Isabella was part of the National U18 Cricket Winning team in 2019. She also plays 1st team hockey and completed her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this year.
Olivia achieved three grade 9s, five grade 8s and a grade 7 and will be going on to study Economics, French and Maths A Levels at Felsted. As a Sport Scholar Olivia was particularly proud to be a member of the team to win the National U18 Cricket Finals in 2019, and has also completed her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this year.
Isabella / Olivia
Alexandra C achieved a fantastic seven grade 9s and two grade 8s and will be going on to study IB Diploma at Felsted (Higher Levels in Philosophy, Psychology and Sports Science). An All Round Scholar, Alexandra balances her studying by playing all three of Felsted’s main sports of netball, tennis and hockey; she also completed her Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award this year.
Zara D achieved a stunning set of GCSEs, with six grade 9s, three grade 8s and a grade 7. She is going on to study A Levels in Drama, Economics, German and History with a view to studying History and German at University. She is a member of the Roberts Academic Society and is a Drama Award holder, most recently taking part in Felsted’s production of ‘Beauty and the Beast’.
Alexandra / Zara