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Matthew Burns

SEDBERGH SUCCESS AT GCSE

Last week, Sedbergh celebrated A Level excellence, this week it is the turn of GCSE candidates to enjoy the limelight. 

Against the uncertainty of new grading systems, the School has achieved another set of record-setting results with 43.5% of exams graded 7,8 or 9; the equivalent of A & A* under the old system. Pass rate from Grade 9-4 remained high at 92%.

Ewan Page topped the School’s results with 6 Grade 9’s and 5 Grade 8’s. He was closely followed by Holly Dale who added 2 Grade 9’s, 5 Grade 8’s, and a Grade 7 to representing the School in the National Finals at netball and hockey. National target shooting champion, Freddie Cade and National Rugby 7’s winner, Fraser Jones gained 6 Grade 8 and 9’s each. Local pupils Elizabeth Sloss, Morgan Robinson and Rosie Clifford all gained five or more Grades at 8 or 9. 

This concludes a year when Sedbergh has won national titles in rugby, shooting, distance running and reached the semi-finals or finals in cricket, hockey and netball. Our pupils’ performance demonstrates that achievement across a wide range of sports and arts is complimentary to academic success. 

Academic prize giving for pupils entering the Lower Sixth takes place on Wednesday 5th September when we look forward to congratulating our pupils on all they achieved last year. 

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