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Esher Church of England High School

Esher Church of England High School

Esher Learning Trust


2022 Key Stage 4 - GCSE/BTEC Results

We were delighted with the performance of our Year 11 students in their GCSE/BTEC grades this summer.  It has been an incredibly tough 2 years for these students in preparation for the GCSE and vocational courses, and we very proud of their achievements.  The final results and breakdown of the grades will be published here shortly.

2021 Key Stage 4 – GCSE/BTEC Headlines
  • Grade 9 to 4                          85%
  • English and Maths 9 to 4   75%
  • EBacc                                      32%

In the Summer of 2021, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, along with all other schools, our students' grades were "teacher assessed".  The results they were awarded were built on the robust process of evaluating evidence of student achievements by their teachers and we are confident that these grades were a true reflection of student ability and application. The results were very strong and in line with the overall trajectory of the previous 4 years. 

85% of grades achieved were at grade 9-4, with 32% of these between grade 9 and 7, a remarkable effort from our students in what was a very difficult year for them. 75% of our students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and Maths. 54% were able to achieve a grade 5 or above in these two subjects, a sign that our students continue to perform above the national average in both these areas.

The DfE will not be publishing progress data for the academic year 2020-21, so we hope the information above gives you an indication of the excellence our students strive to achieve year on year.  

There will not be any results published for the summer of 2020 due to the pandemic.  Therefore, the most recent results from the DfE are from Summer 2019, pre-pandemic, when they were significantly above average. Among reports that GCSEs were recognised as being harder than previous years, with a focus on the final exams rather than coursework, the reported national pass rate was 67.3% while 72.7% of all Esher High School entries were awarded this grade.  Added to which 23.5% of our students entries were awarded grades between 9 - 7, as compared to 20.8% nationally.

Mr King, Head of School said of the results “I am extremely proud of the hard work and determination shown by the class of 2021. The results they achieved are a real indication that, as a school, we not only focus on academic achievement, but also building the character and resilience of our young people. They overcame many barriers throughout their KS4 studies and have been rightly rewarded. We wish all of our students every success in the future in their further studies and careers.”

A detailed breakdown of Esher High School results and school performance for 2019 is available below and on the Department for Education website: