Anglo European GCSE students are celebrating today as another year of outstanding results have been achieved. We celebrate and applaud these outcomes, particularly recognising the huge disruption to their education over the last two years as a result of the pandemic. This year group has been steadfast, embracing the blended learning experience and working collaboratively with teachers and professional support staff to navigate unchartered academic waters successfully, studying conscientiously during an international pandemic. They showed huge resilience and developed independent learning skills which will have prepared them well for their next stage of learning.
Miss Jones, Year Leader said “ I am incredibly proud of this year group. They have worked so hard under challenging circumstances and thoroughly deserve their fantastic results. They have been an amazing cohort to work with and I have always been impressed with their resilience and determination to succeed. I wish them all every success in the next step of their education.”
Notable achievers were Capucine Caudrelier with 12 Grade 9s, Archie Pummell with 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8, Yan Morris, with 7 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s, Oliver Cvetkovic with 5 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s, Hector Muir with 5 grade 9s and 4 grade 8s, Jannik Weyand with 3 grade 9s and 7 grade 8s, Elijah Mead-Tomlinson with 3 Grade 9s and 6 grade 8s and Pranav Ramanathan with 5 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s.
Capucine Caudrelier, whose incredible achievement of 12 Grade 9s, including three languages said, “I am very pleased with my results and feel proud that the last few years of hard work have paid off. I am very grateful to all my teachers who encouraged me and helped me achieve my highest targets.”
Archie Pummell, Yan Morris, Hector Muir, Elijah Mad-Tomlinson, were all part of the first cohort of the Mandarin Excellence Programme. These students have achieved fluency in Mandarin, outstanding GCSEs and HSK qualifications in Chinese Mandarin as part of this intensive programme of study also managed to scoop a clutch of exceptional GCSEs. Archie Pummell said, “Like everyone, I have found the last two years a real challenge. I am delighted to have achieved the results I have gained.”
Jannik Weyand added, “After a testing two years, I am elated to have exceeded my expectations. I wouldn’t be here without the Anglo European School and the amazing support from my teachers during harsh lockdowns and stressful catch up periods.”
Elijah Mead-Tomlinson echoed these sentiments, “I am really happy with my results especially after working hard through a strange and challenging year.”
We are always especially proud of those who exceed the expectations of the progress data generated from KS2 achievements and excel beyond such predications as a result of their dedication to their Anglo education. These achievements are often the result of considerable hard work, overcoming personal adversity and showing additional commitment to their studies. This year, GCSE progress scores were exceptional for Isra Gorgulu, Malachi Mugo, Emilie Guilloux, Jaina Vyas, Lukas Mulcahy, Daisy Taylor and Luis Calle Hunscher, Aleksandra Kolesnik, Jemimah May and John Porter. Anglo is particularly proud of your success.
Pranav Ramanathan spoke about the unique circumstances some students had faced, “I was extremely pleased to receive my results this morning. I joined the Anglo in Year 10 at a very critical juncture and was quite sceptical about how things would pan out. But I must say it has been a truly delightful and seamless experience for me. I am indebted to the wonderful teachers and staff at Anglo for their amazing support and guidance which has made this possible.”
This is an outstanding set of results for our students and they should be incredibly proud of their achievements. Our GCSE results reflect a colossal commitment from our students, the expertise and dedicated support from their teachers under hugely challenging circumstances this year and the notable support and encouragement from our wonderful parents, in a year where home schooling and support contributed in an unprecedented fashion!
What is equally impressive is that these results have been achieved across the extensive range of GCSE subjects that we offer, across a broad, challenging and balanced curriculum. This notably includes, for the vast majority of students, two languages from the 8 on offer which, as languages entries continue to fall, most notably in German, means our students will stand out in the global economic market as highly employable with competitive skills.
Six students achieved the impressive accolade of being triple linguists; Jemimah May (French, German, Italian), Lucas Schulze Casademunt (French, German and Spanish), Alessandro Morello (German, Italian and Spanish) Capucine Caudrelier (French, German and Italian), Sibel Ercan (French, German and Spanish) and Alexandra Kostic (French, Spanish and Russian).
This year, exam boards have awarded grades that were submitted by the school, determined by teachers, based on rigorous assessments which have been marked against exam board criteria, moderated and standardised by staff, based on a range of evidence including assessments conducted under examination conditions. The school followed the guidance strictly and we are thrilled that the examination board agreed with every one of our grades during their external moderation. We are forever grateful for the extraordinary lengths our staff have gone to, in order to ensure this process was fair, transparent and thorough and recognise the huge additional workload this created. Staff completed this with unrelenting commitment and unwavering support for this year group, for whom they have such affection and respect, to ensure they received accurate grades reflective of their achievements this year.
Jody Gee, Headteacher said: “We are particularly proud of this year group; they have overcome the most challenging barriers to learning and personal adversity to gain results they should be justly proud of. These days make the teaching profession the most rewarding job in the world; to see students who have struggled, battled and strived to achieve their best, exceed even their own expectations is such a joy for teachers to witness. Throughout the pandemic, they kept us smiling with their infectious positivity, sense of humour and care and kindness to towards each other. We are so thrilled they have been awarded results which reflect their hard work, resilience and tenacity under such challenging circumstances and we look forward to seeing them progress to the Sixth Form, college or apprenticeships next year and watching them go on to achieve even greater things. Well done, Class of 2021!”