GCSE Results 2022
Our Fifth Formers gathered in the Saloon of the Castle this morning to discover that they have achieved excellent GCSE results. Twenty-three pupils, approaching one in four of the year group, achieved nine or more 9 to 7 grades.
With 40% of all grades awarded at grade 9 or 8 (old A*) and 58% at 9 to 7 (A*-A), our Fifth Formers have once again achieved excellent GCSE results. Twenty-three pupils, approaching one in four of the year group, achieved nine or more 9 to 7 grades.
Included in these results were those for International GCSEs in four subjects.
The top performers were India and Jasmine who both achieved nine 9s plus one 8. Close behind with at least nine grade 9 or 8s were Ben, Byron, Daniel, Dimitrios, Erica, Mark, Nathan and Samuel.
Hannah, Harriet and India waited to open their results envelopes together. "I was nervous before collecting them, but it was good to open them with friends," remarked Harriet. India will now study Maths, Further Maths, Biology and Chemistry with a view to reading medicine at university while Harriet is interested in diplomacy and will be taking A Level History, Politics and Economics. Hannah will also be joining our Sixth Form, in her case to study Maths, Biology and Geography. All three are undertaking Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards, represent the school in sports teams and are members of the Manchester Group, a student-led academic and cultural-based discussion group, so they will have plenty of opportunities to see each other outside lessons.
"I'm looking forward to concentrating on the subjects that I enjoy the most," commented Hannah. "For me, it is the chance to step up to more responsible roles around school," added India. "GCSEs have taught me that if you work hard you get there in the end. It's been a long slog but worth it."
"It's been lots of hard work over the last year but worth it. I'm very happy," said Nathan after reviewing his grades. "I'm staying at Kimbolton to study Physics, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths - all subjects that I really enjoy. I'm thinking of reading Physics at uni and will maybe look to take a PhD." Beyond the classroom, Nathan is a keen member of the STEM Club and Medical Society. "I'm in the RAF Section of the CCF and plan to continue with it in the Sixth Form," he explained. "A recent highlight was the parachute training and jump that a group of us completed this summer."
"Nathan only joined Kimbolton in Third Form," commented his mother, Caroline, "and it's definitely been the right move for him. He has really flourished and all the staff are amazing. He has really taken it all in his stride."
Jonathan Belbin, the Headmaster, commented, “Despite the uncertainty which this year group has had to live with nationally, our pupils’ hard work and determination have shone through. Thanks to excellent support from their parents and our staff, the pupils have achieved results that they can be proud of and which will serve them well as they move into the Sixth Form.”
Congratulations to all our Fifth Formers, the vast majority of whom will be continuing in our Sixth Form next month when they will be joined by around twenty students from other schools.
A gallery of images from this morning is here.