Following the lead of The Purcell School’s year 13 leavers last week, its year 11 GCSE students have also notched up a very pleasing set of results. Taking a mixture of GCSE and iGCSE exams, some graded in the traditional A*- G letter grades, others in the new-style numeric grades 9 – 1, the School’s Year 11 students gained 61% of passes at the top grades of A* or A (9, 8, 7), by some way the best outcome in the last four years.


At this school for young musicians, students take Music iGCSE a year early, in Year 10: this year’s cohort scored 96% A*/A, laying a strong foundation for their broader results in summer 2019.


Interim Head Dr Bernard Trafford – who hands over next week to the new Principal Paul Bambrough – commented, “Taken together, this year’s A level and GCSE results demonstrate significant progress made in the School’s drive to ensure that our students’ musical excellence is underpinned by solid all-round academic achievement. I congratulate our students and their teachers, and wish them well in the future.”