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Another year of excellent GCSE results for Rossall pupils

Students will now go on to study A-Level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC Qualifications at Rossall School

From left to right: Jessica Sanderson, Grace Lewis, Constance Lupton, Alice Christy, Suzanne Wrigley and Alicia Anandappa

Rossall School teachers and pupils have much cause to celebrate following another year of exceptional achievement. 

An astounding fifth of all grades achieving the coveted grade 9.

Over 55 per cent of all entries awarded this summer were a grade 7 or above, with an astounding fifth of all grades achieving the coveted grade 9.

Art, Latin as well as our enrichment subjects Ancient Greek, Business Studies and Mandarin are all celebrating100 per cent of their grades being 7 – 9. 

Furthermore, almost all subjects, including the core English, Maths and Science, had over half of their entries at grade 7 or above.

Yemi Ajiteru

During this most difficult of years, Rossallians have excelled in every regard.

Given the importance of examination experience and the need to ensure the best possible preparation for Sixth Form courses, Rossall School once again ran its own internal Rossall GCSE Diploma examinations. 

These rigorous assessments were designed to fully replicate the experience of preparing for and sitting public examinations. 

The results of these are standalone achievements and a testament to the hard work and determination of Rossall pupils but this year also formed an important part of the final grades that each pupil was awarded. 

Headmaster Jeremy Quartermain said During this most difficult of years, Rossallians have excelled in every regard. These outstanding results are attributable to the indomitable spirit of our pupils and their teachers. 

“World-class teaching and the high aspirations and strong work ethic of our pupils serve to set Rossall apart as a unique community in this part of the UK. 

“A burgeoning student, top-class academic results and sporting success on a national and international stage means that we will remain the obvious choice for families who want excellence within a compassionate and warm community.”

Jessica Sanderson

Students will now go on to study A-Level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC Qualifications at Rossall School.

At Rossall school, unlike other independent schools, pupils can pursue a number of pathways. Students will now go on to study A-Level, International Baccalaureate and BTEC Qualifications at Rossall, which will help them to progress towards careers in Medicine, Astrophysics, Sports Management and Professional Sports careers, to name a few.

A significant proportion of the cohort achieved nothing less than a grade 7 this summer and with such a strong set of grades, backed up by excellent performance in rigorous examinations, pupils are looking forward to the start of their courses at Rossall Sixth Form. 

Alice Christy achieved a superb nine grade 9s one grade 8 and an A* in her Higher Project Qualification which was a detailed study of gender identity.

Alice Christy

She said, “I am staying at Rossall to do my A-Levels in Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Psychology. I then hope to go on to study Medicine at university and ultimately train to become a doctor.” 

Kai Wagner’s 12 GCSEs, all at grade 7 or above, are a testament to his intellectual curiosity and determination to make the most of academic opportunities available on and off timetable. 

Amongst his many grade 8s and 9s, Kai is perhaps most proud of his grade 7 in Astronomy GCSE, a notoriously challenging subject offered in only a handful of UK schools that prepares pupils successfully for academically rigorous courses in theoretical physics. 

He said, “I am very happy to have the opportunity to continue my education in Rossall, starting next year. I’ll be studying the IB with the subject Maths AA, Physics, Geography, History, German, and English, with the hope of studying Mathematics or Astrophysicist at university.”

With an average of 35 points, Rossall School is now one of the top-performing IB schools in the UK. 

Harry McAleer

Sherman Wong joined Rossall school from Hong Kong at the start of Year 11. Alongside his significant commitment to football through the Rossall Football programme throughout the year, he has also achieved a strong set of GCSE grades in nine subjects. 

He said, “The football academy helped me get better with my time management as I had to focus on my academics and football together. The academy also helped my football develop, as every day I was playing with and against high-level players.”

Sherman Wong and his family

Sherman will be taking up BTEC Sport at Rossall in combination with Business Studies A-level and the EPQ qualification. He will be following in the footsteps of our outgoing Upper Sixth BTEC Sport students the likes of Kieran Hogarth and David Jones Barroso, who have secured places at Chicago State University on a scholarship and Bath University to study Sports Management and Coaching BSc respectively.

Scholarships and bursaries are still available for outstanding students.

The School offers a number of scholarships and bursaries for pupils entering Year 7, 9 and 12 and welcomes enquiries from potential applicants throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about Rossall then please contact [email protected] or phone 01253 774201. 


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