Exam Results

Examination Results 2021

“Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students. We are exceptionally proud of you all and are thrilled that the results reflect your hard work, dedication and commitment to your learning. Wishing you all the best of luck as you move on to colleges and apprenticeships, we are very much looking forward to hearing about your successes in the future. Today’s results are truly deserved- you have been a remarkable year group who have faced such a challenging year, well done to you all.”
Emma Leigh-Bennett - Headteacher

This year’s results again show that our students all worked exceptionally hard over their five years at Kingsdown School to secure their GCSE results.  Many congratulations to them all. 

All the staff at Kingsdown congratulate our students.  We would like to especially thank their parents for their continued support.  We also thank all the Kingsdown teaching and support staff teams who have championed each and every year 11 student throughout their time at Kingsdown and especially during the Pandemic.

These results show another year of school improvement.  Again our students performed on average better than last year’s students across their best eight subjects. We have seen 10 different subjects improving on last year’s results in the number of students obtaining a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in their subject and 11 subjects improved the number of students obtaining a grade 7 or above.

The vast majority of subjects, including the core subjects of English, Maths and Science have all secured a 4-year trend of improvement and represent the best outcomes in the school’s history. This improvement has been achieved by redesigning a knowledge-rich curriculum and developing our assessments, a rigorous focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in all lessons and embedding high expectations for all particularly with regards to attendance and attitudes and engagement. Our students have worked incredibly hard, and deserve to feel immensely proud of their achievements.

These results are a representation of the hard work, commitment and resilience of our year 11 students, as well as the staff here at Kingsdown. We are all immensely proud of our year 11 students and what they have achieved given the situation we have had to navigate through over the last 18 months. As headteacher, I would also like to thank the staff for their high quality planning and delivering of online and blended learning that has meant that our students in all year groups have been able to continue to make progress over the last 18 months, the students are indebted to you all.

Each and every student has secured a place either at college or on a training course / programme.  We look forward to tracking their continued progress.


Performance Tables

Our last official Key Stage 4 (GCSE) performance results for Kingsdown School are published by the DfE at this link: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/145139.


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