Record GCSE results for Freemen’s
Students at City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead have achieved record GCSE results. 53% of all grades achieved were A* grades, which is the highest number ever recorded at the school. Similarly, 83% of grades achieved were A* or A grades, equalling the previous record set in 2012.
Highest percentage of A* grades on record at the School
83% of grades achieved were A* or A grades (+ 2% on last year)
53% of grades achieved were all A* grades (+ 3% on last year)
100% of students achieved 5 or more grades at A*/C
15 students gained 10 or more A* grades (+ 4 compared to last year)
3 students achieved 11 straight A* grades
43 students achieved all A* and A grades (+ 4 compared to last year)
“These GCSE results are outstanding and our students, staff and parents should rightly be proud of these achievements. Nonetheless, these percentages do not show the whole picture.
"It is particularly impressive that as well as studying English Language and Mathematics at GCSE, every pupil here takes a compulsory core of five subjects, including not only English Literature, but also all three separate Sciences. Over 50% of students obtained A* grades across all three Science disciplines. It is also worth noting that in a society that seems to have become sadly more linguistically insular, students at Freemen’s continue to excel at Languages - both Modern and Ancient.
"Then, of course, they also continue to flourish outside the classroom in sport, music, drama, as well as in community activities, which cannot always be reflected in exam grades,” suggested Headmaster, Roland Martin, who has just completed his first year leading the School.
“We look forward to welcoming the students back into the Sixth Form next week where we begin an exciting original curriculum here at the School, incorporating our challenging new Free Minds programme, alongside linear A Levels.”
Individual subjects saw some record results too. A third of students gained A* grades in both English Literature and Language, with 77% achieving A*/A grades in English Language and 86% attaining A*/A grades in English Literature; our highest results on record. 100% of students achieved A or A* in DT Product Design. There were A* grades for 90% of candidates studying German and 80% A* or A grades for Music students.
Isabel Lewis, who gained 11 straight A* grades said that before starting her revision she thought it was ‘all just so overwhelming’, but she ‘planned’ her revision to get over that feeling.
Isabel is hoping to study English Literature, History and Biology and is looking forward to some of the historical components of the Free Minds course.