In what has been a challenging year, Hereford Cathedral School pupils have achieved outstanding exam results in both GCSE and A-Levels in 2020.
Nearly 60% of all A-Level entries were awarded A*-A grades and nearly 68% of all students secured nothing less than a B grade. Nine subjects were awarded 100% grades A*-B at A-Level, with particularly strong results in English, Spanish and drama.
GCSE results this year were also excellent, with almost 60% of all grades at the highest level of 9-7, and 38% of all grades at 9-8 (A* equivalent).
Twelve exceptional pupils achieved all 9-7 (A*/A) grades.
Three outstanding pupils achieved 12 grade 9s at GCSE. In 15 of the School’s subject departments, over 50% of entries were awarded grade 7 and above (equivalent of grades A*/A). Results for the Science Department were outstanding, with over 84% of Biology grades at 9-7, while the figure for Physics was 74%.
Headmaster Paul Smith said: “My congratulations to all those whose hard work has been properly recognised in the awarding of their grades. As ever, I am grateful to the teaching staff who have also worked extremely hard, prior to and after lockdown, to ensure students achieved their potential.”