Students at St Edmund’s, Hindhead have again achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results and posted a fantastic 100% pass rate (grades 4-9) against a national average of 77%. The proportion of grades awarded at 7-9 (the old A*/A) was an amazing 72% compared to a national average of 29%. Passes at the most demanding grade 9 rose to an impressive 31% and over 70% of candidates were awarded grade 9 in one or more subjects. More than half of students achieved eight or more grades 7-9
Across all departments, students demonstrated outstanding scholarship. In the Science Department, 93% of students scored grades 7-9 in Chemistry and Physics, whilst in Biology 100% achieved grades 7-9. Other subjects where 100% of candidates scored grades 7-9 (the old A*/A grades) were History, Latin and Music, with Classical Civilisation close behind at 94%. In English Language and Literature more than half of the grades awarded were at grade 9 and 79% of passes were at grades 7-9 (A*/A). In Maths 71% of candidates achieved the top three grades. More broadly, all subjects achieved an unbeatable 100% pass rate.
Current and recent leavers have been successful in gaining places at a wide range of 6th Form providers including: Alton, ArtsEd London, Bedales, Bohunt, Bradfield, Canford, Charterhouse, Churcher's, Cranleigh, Farnborough, Frensham Heights, Godalming, Hurstpierpoint, Hurtwood House, King Edward's Witley, Lancing, Merrist Wood, Portsmouth Grammar, Salesian, Seaford, St Edward’s Oxford, Reeds, RGS Guildford and the University for Creative Arts.
The school continues to go from strength to strength with the opening in May 2021 of the eagerly anticipated Multi-Purpose Building incorporating a main Sports hall and adjoining Drama studio and Music suite. Earlier in the year four new ICT suites were unveiled as well an additional Art room and the new Carna sports pitch. In the coming year work will commence on a new Dining Hall, Kitchens and Function room as well as an additional all-weather Astroturf pitch.
The Headmaster, Adam Walliker, commented, "Once again, this has been a challenging year for students and teachers. During lockdown our full timetable of 'live' virtual learning meant that every child received the maximum possible education and no-one missed out. At the senior end, I am delighted that our girls and boys have achieved such excellent GCSE results and I congratulate them on their hard work, dedication and perseverance. At the recent ISI Inspection in June 2021 the inspectors rated the school's Educational Quality as Excellent (the highest grade) and recognised the commitment of our children, commenting ‘pupils have outstanding attitudes to their learning and are determined to succeed’. The value that St Edmund's adds to our students’ experience across a mixed ability range through small groups and top quality teaching has again paid dividends. My thanks go to our dedicated academic and pastoral staff who provide the hugely supportive environment in which our children can thrive.”