GCSE Exam results 2021
Following the national publication of the GCSE and level 2 examination results for 2021, Perins School is pleased to be able release this outline which aims to encapsulate the excellent achievements of Perins students through a period in education unlike any other in history.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome”. -Booker T. Washington.
Our young people have certainly had to hurdle numerous and substantial obstacles in their “steeplechase” through years 10 and 11, but in the words of Disraeli- “There is no education like adversity”. We have seen a huge growth in maturity and resilience, amongst the young people at Perins, developing a degree of perseverance like no other year, through their Key Stage 4 education, in order to overcome the impact of a pandemic on their educational experience.
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr, and this sentiment has been echoed in the results the Perins year 11 students are taking home with them today.
At Perins School we are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students and wish them the very best for the future. We will be there to support and provide assistance to all those who need it during the coming days and weeks following the release of the GCSE and level 2 results. These are unprecedented times, and it is in standing together that we succeed.
This has been a very challenging year for all school students with the significant disruption to education being felt most intensely by those who should have taken their final exams this summer. Perins school has always had a strong track record of academic excellence, and this year, in spite of the difficulties faced, our year 11 group has proved no different from previous year groups passing through the school. Achieving incredibly well across the full range of GCSE and Level 2 qualifications and this is something projected to continue next year and beyond.
The attainment is extremely high and in line with the highest achieved by previous cohorts with our student progress exceeding expectations. (When compared to the last full examination cohort of 2019)
Our Executive Headteacher, Mr Jones said- “This year’s Year 11 cohort have always been recognised as an able group; however, we also wish to highlight how highly regarded they are as positive, resilient, engaged members of the school and wider community. The teaching and pastoral teams have really enjoyed working with them and, despite the unprecedented challenge faced this year, there have again been some exceptional individual performances across the range of GCSE subjects which include the difficult to attain Grade 9’s.”
Joe Bundy attained 10 grade 9’s, a full complement of grades at the highest level! Finlay Newman attained 9 grade 9’s, and 1 grade 8. Alice McPherson attained 7 grade 9’s, and 3 grade 8’s The school must also recognise Poppy Hughes/ Cameron Mills/ Millie Taylor whose consistent hard work was reflected in their results, leading to them making the most significant degree of progress in the year group, from KS2 to KS4.
We wish to congratulate those named above and the many more like them who put in the hard work during their time at Perins to achieve an excellent set of results. It was pleasing to see so many top grades across all subject areas again this year, indicating the breadth and quality of the Perins curriculum, and with the seeds of our expanded new curriculum germinating, we are looking forward to seeing how our students benefit even further from the depth of their experiences next year.” We are pleased to say that our students with special educational needs once again performed well above expectations, with their grades attained (averaging more than half a grade higher than they may have been expected from the KS2 predictors), this indicates substantial progress throughout their Perins Experience.
Our students from a disadvantaged background may still be attaining slightly below their peers in terms of final grades but are making progress above the national average and this year have made inroads into closing the KS4 performance gap.
In summary (when compared to the figures taken from the last exam series of 2019) Progress 8 Attainment 8
In the English Baccalaureate group of subjects our “standard” and “strong” completion rates were high, and well above national and Hampshire averages (as recorded in 2019). This bodes well for future years, where our revised option process facilitates more entries into this group of subjects.
Students will be leaving Perins to take places at 6th form colleges, apprenticeships, and employment. We wish them well and are confident that they are on course to succeed in their chosen fields. Lao Tzu summarises things best “A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.” our students have taken “one giant leap” at the start of the next chapter of life’s journey.