Our new Lower 6th had cause to celebrate during the last few days as the IGCSE results were released. Owing to the pandemic, these pupils were confronted with the extraordinary situation of not be able to sit their exams last term.
Initially, grades were calculated by the Cambridge Assessment International Education Board (CIE),following the submission of data by the school. However, after a change to the way grades were awarded back in the UK, CIE have recently published a revised set of IGCSE results, with pupils awarded grades no lower that the teacher predicted grades submitted by the school last term.
Although these pupils did not get a formal assessment opportunity, which they had been preparing for in order to demonstrate their talent and commitment over the last two years, very many received outstanding grades that fully reflected their abundant ability and hard work.
With a 100% pass rate (A*-E), for the first time in many years over half of the grades awarded (57,5%) were at the top level of A* and A and the proportion of pupils scoring A*-C grades has increased for the third year in a row.
Particular congratulations go to the six Pauleans who achieved all A* and A grades and to everyone else we say a big “well done” for a truly excellent effort. There is, of course, so much more to a St. Paul’s education than exams success but this news will have given these pupils a huge boost as they start their International Baccalaureate studies. Well done to all!