The anxious wait is finally over for Mount Kelly’s 84 Year 11 GCSE pupils. The year group is celebrating a 92% pass rate, and can now move confidently forward to the final two years of school life.
An impressive 79% of papers achieved grades 9-5; 36% were graded 7 (A equivalent) or above, and 26% of pupils achieved a 7 or above in at least five subjects.
Guy Ayling, Head Master said, “Our Year 11s worked extremely hard for these exams, alongside all their extra-curricular activities, and we are proud of them all. Along with the national trend, our GCSE results have glided back to pre-pandemic levels, but there is huge personal success, and reassuring trends to applaud.
“The majority of our GCSE pupils will stay with us for A levels and we are all looking forward to greeting them back to school in September and helping them fulfil their considerable potential.”
Ruby scored for our Girls’ Performance Football squad with nine grade 9s and one grade 8 and is going on to study Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry at A Level; and outstanding hockey player Rosie wasn’t far behind with five grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7s.
Ruby, a gifted football player, who is part of Mount Kelly Girls’ Performance Football Programme, in association with Chelsea Football Club Foundation said,
“The waiting process was worse than the exams, but I’m over the moon with my results and looking forward to the start of Michaelmas term.
“My results show that at Mount Kelly I can still focus on the football training I love, without losing out academically. I think football and studying are complementary and any girls thinking of combining academics with performance football would really appreciate the support that’s given here.”