Exam Results

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.”

Exam results
Exam results
Exam results
“What I’m going to miss about HCS are the opportunities I’ve had outside of Maths, so the music especially has been a big thing, and it’s been a really nice community to be a part of. I feel like I’ve made friends for life.”
Holly S - A*A*A*A* at A-Level, 2020
“I've had so many opportunities [at Hereford Cathedral School]"
Seyi A, 12 grade 9s at GCSE, 2020