GCSE 2023 Results - GCSE Grades on the rise again as Grey Court results defy gravity!

Grey Court students looked to infinity and beyond today as the school posted a record breaking set of GCSE results as grades plummeted countrywide.

  • 92% of grades were 9-4

  • 50% of grades were 9-7 

  • 90% of  students achieved 9-4 including English and Maths 

  • 30% of all GCSE grades 8 or 9

With grades skyrocketing across the board - especially in the 9-7 category where 50% of grades were awarded, (a 4% increase from the 2022 benchmark which took into account Covid-related disruptions) a buoyant Headteacher Mr Rhodes, declared himself “delighted with this stratospheric success!”

His thoughts were echoed by the school’s Assistant Headteacher KS4, Ms Weston, who coordinated this year’s GCSE campaign.  “This cohort of students have had a backdrop of an economic crisis, the fallout from the pandemic, a teacher shortage and for some a European conflict to surmount” observed Ms Weston. “As a school we have had to look forward optimistically and provide students with approaches and strategies to succeed on multiple fronts.  I am so happy that they have risen to the challenge and defied gravity!”

Notable Grey Court successes were Amelia Sinclair (ten grade 9s and A at AS politics) Bertie Budden (eleven grade 9s), Lamar Mansour (ten grade 9s and one grade 8), Jonathan Seeds (ten grade 9s and one grade 8), Erizel Ama (seven grade 9s, three grade 8s and Distinction*), Maddie Warren (six grade 9s and four grade 8s), Sofiane Tahir (seven grade 9s and four grade 8s), and Carlo Tillman (six grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7s) who intends to study Chemistry and Biology at Grey Court Sixth Form.  Carlo exclaimed, “I am ecstatic about these results and am looking forward to beginning my A-level studies at Grey Court due to the incredible support I have received throughout my time here.”

Perhaps the most uplifting results of the day were achieved by the school’s cohort of Ukrainian students who had arrived midway through Year 10 as refugees from conflict.  Nikita Vodolazkyi, despite a shortened GCSE study period, managed to achieve an incredible seven grade 9s and two grade 8s after 14 months of study.  Nikita said, “that he didn’t expect these results.  I had high expectations, but didn’t expect this.” He thanked his family, the local community and the school for the support with his English after his arrival in the country which helped him navigate the more tricky questions on each paper.

These results follow last week’s similarly upwardly mobile set A level results, where 41% of grades achieved were A*-A with Grey Court students gaining places at Cambridge, LSE, Imperial and Edinburgh.