GCSE Results 2023
We were delighted to celebrate excellent GCSE results with our Fifth Form this morning.
Our Fifth Formers have achieved excellent GCSE results with more than one in three grades awarded at the top 9 or 8 grades and 57% of the grades awarded at 9 to 7. Twenty-four candidates, one in five of the year group, achieved nine or more 9 to 7 grades.
Alistair and Caitlin both achieved ten 9s, while Aarush was awarded eight 9s plus one 8. Christian and Maria both received at least seven 9s and two 8s.
Other notable achievers, all with at least nine 9 to 7 grades and at least seven 9s or 8s were Alana, Annabelle, Grace, Isabel, Isabele, Joshua, Lily, Madeleine, Ruby, Sam, Tawana and Thomas.
The vast majority of the year group will be continuing in our Sixth Form next month when they will be joined by around fifteen students from other schools.
After receiving her results, Annabelle said, "I'm so pleased that the wait is over. We all knew that the hard work we had put in would be reflected in our results and I am delighted with mine. The staff have been amazing in their support." A talented artist who recently won a national competition, Annabelle joined Kimbolton at Year 3 at the Prep School and will be studying Art, Biology and Chemistry next year. Outside the classroom she has pursued many interests including community service in the form of assisting with the teaching of art and swimming at primary school level, representing the School at tennis and hockey and undertaking her Gold DofE Award. Her parents, Helen and Andrew, added, "We are really proud. She had a mature approach to her studies and maintained her focus throughout. The staff have given her excellent individual support and built her confidence in her own abilities."
Aarush is looking forward to joining the Sixth Form. "I am taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths with a view to studying Medicine at university. I have played cricket for the School in the 1st and 2nd XIs, play the piano and was part of the RAF cadet team that won the regional finals. I hope to continue all these activities next year." His mother, Priyenka, commented, " I am so happy and pleased for him. He has worked hard and the School has put in hard work, too. Kimbolton's Sixth Form is definitely the best option for him as it will continue to develop him into a mature all-rounder who is ready for the world."
"I was very nervous about my results yet confident that my exams had gone well. It was good to receive confirmation of that this morning," said Madelaine. She will be taking English Literature, Art and Politics at A Level and hopes to read Law at university. With interests as varied as debating, philosophy and singing, Madelaine has been involved in many aspects of school life. She has also completed her Silver DofE Award, is a member of the Manchester Group (a student-led academic and cultural-based discussion club) and has chosen canoeing as her Games option. "Team sports don't really suit her so being able to canoe has been good for Madelaine," commented her mother, Rachel. "She has had a great couple of years after the tricky Covid period. I am really proud of her, especially as her Mocks provided a real wake-up call. She then worked her socks off and was so well-supported by the staff. Their belief in her really helped."
Will Chuter, Kimbolton School’s new Headmaster, commented, “We are delighted to recognise the fine achievements of this year group. Their hard work and dedication, plus the support of their families and our staff, has really shone through. I am looking forward to seeing them develop and progress both in and out of the classroom during their sixth form years.”
More images from this morning are in our photo gallery.