We are immensely proud of all our pupils for everything they achieve and for the journeys they go through.
The value of an education should not be summed up in the results of a single exam, but instead in the adults our pupils become and the difference they make to the world. This philosophy is reflected in our decision not to publish examination data in national league tables. We don’t believe they can convey the ethos and values of our School, the character of our pupils and the commitment of our teachers to bring out the best in every pupil by finding their personal genius, whatever form that may take.
Our ethos is very simple and that is to produce happy children through an environment that promotes their self-confidence and self-esteem. With the superb teachers, excellent facilities and myriad opportunities we have at Reed’s we realise not only the academic potential of our pupils, but also develop the character of our pupils - this is what ultimately prepares them for the future.
After two years of cancelled public examinations leading to Teacher and Centre Awarded Grades, 2022 saw the return of public examinations at both GCSE and A Level. It is a testament to the resilience of our Fifth Form and Upper Sixth pupils, and to the dedication of their teachers, that our 2022 results at both GCSE and A Level were record public examination results for Reed’s.
At A Level, an impressive 69% of all grades were awarded at A*/A; 45% of our pupils gained straight A*/A grades, 17 of whom gained at least three A*s. At GCSE, our pupils were equally as impressive, with 81% of all grades awarded at 9-7, 57% of which were 9-8 grades.
We were delighted that the vast majority of our pupils received such excellent grades, enabling them to move onto their choice of higher education, and for our GCSE pupils, to study their choices of A Levels. 89% of our Upper Sixth pupils were accepted into their first-choice university to study their desired course; among them are those accepted to both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as a number gaining entry to the United States IVY League Colleges. We have seven pupils gaining places to study Medicine (including one at Cambridge), as well as several gaining prestigious scholarships to study at Princeton, Brown and Harvard in the United States, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.
After much talk about ‘grade inflation’ during 2020 and 2021 Ofqual suggested that 2022 results would be a correction so that “results overall will be higher than in 2019, but not as high as in 2020.” That the percentage of Reed’s grades achieved at A*-A at A Level and 9-7 grades achieved at GCSE were higher than the school’s 2020 CAG results both reaffirms the integrity of our pupils’ 2020 and 2021 grades, and confirms the 2022 results as outstanding.
“Everyone at Reed’s is delighted with these outstanding academic results. Both at GCSE and A Level, our pupils, with the support and guidance from our exceptional teaching staff, achieved the grades they deserved. It was particularly pleasing to witness our Upper Sixth leavers do so well, given that these were the first public examinations they had taken. These young individuals have shown great determination and diligence and have also benefitted from the warmth and nurturing ethos of Reed’s. The class of 2022 leave Reed’s as impressive young men and women who embody the values of the School and will no doubt be true to the legacy of our Founder, Andrew Reed, in the compassion they show others.”
Mark Hoskins | Headmaster