Rushmoor is a non-selective independent school which has seen our pupils achieve an impressive set of GCSE results again in 2019.
For the second year running the new linear GCSE exams have challenged pupils like never before and Rushmoor has certainly risen to the challenge. The overall pass rate at GCSE level remains at 99.6% which is very pleasing and well over 80% of pupils achieve 5 or more grade 4-9 passes. Rushmoor also achieved a significant number of higher grades (6+) which are very hard to secure with the new specifications being so challenging.
In addition to our Year 11 cohort achieving so highly we are delighted that one of our Year 10 pupils also achieved a grade 9 in Further Mathematics and an A grade in AS level Mathematics. This is a tremendous achievement for a pupil sitting these exams early and illustrates the care and attention shown to our gifted and able pupils.
Rushmoor and St. Andrews 6th form are very proud to have expanded our A level offer to 18 subjects as well as the Cambridge Technical award in Business and Extended Project Qualification. It was, again, a very successful year for our A level cohort with the vast majority of students achieving grades A-E in all their subjects. All of our students have gone on to follow their chosen pathway and the vast majority of our university entrants all secured their first choice courses.
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our pupils this year and they have shown remarkable resilience to achieve so highly in ever more challenging examinations. They have been ably supported by a very committed and dedicated staff body who are prepared to go the extra mile for their pupils. This dedication often extends beyond the classroom with extra lessons at lunchtime and after school as well as holiday boosters and extensive mentoring. The dedicated staff body, coupled with the nurturing family environment are what we believe makes Rushmoor such a special place and is why our pupils are so successful.