Congratulations and well done to Year 11 on their GCSE and BTEC results today

Every member of the Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge family should feel a great pride in the GCSE and BTEC results that the students have received today. We would like to thoroughly congratulate our students on their hard work, determination and resilience that led them to receiving these results. All of the students underwent a rigorous and robust programme of assessment to achieve these grades and they have been most definitely earned.

The uncertainty of the last 16 months must have been incredibly stressful, but we are extremely proud of how our students have managed themselves and stayed engaged across the different periods of lockdown and isolation that they endured. Our current Year 11 were an excellent cohort of students who applied themselves with diligence and industry both inside and outside of the classroom. These grades demonstrate this positive attitude that allowed them to work hard and progress despite the challenges they faced.

We are also really excited for our students and their destinations as they go off to study at Kendrick School, Piggott School, Highdown School, The Downs School, Berkshire College of Agriculture, Henley College, Aquinas College and Reading College, and we are proud that they have secured these places from studying at Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge. Whether it be A-Levels, Apprenticeships or Diplomas we are sure they will seize the opportunities they have obtained through their effort and fortitude and make a great success of their future lives.

Some of our stand-out performers include:

  • Isabelle: eight Grade 9s and two Grade 8s
  • Daniel: seven Grade 9s and two Grade 8s
  • Molly: five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s, one Grade 7

Overall, 26.17% of all the grades awarded were achieved at Grade 7 or above and 60.42% of all grades were at Grade 5 or above. These positive attainment grades demonstrate and reflect the strong position of the school at this current time.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in these results. Our staff were phenomenal during this year and the lockdown in the early part of this year really exemplified this with live lessons, extra catch up sessions and extra-curricular opportunities all being maintained despite the remote context.  The staff have worked with a unity of purpose to ensure the results were as strong as possible, and it is always a delight to witness the close working relationships and sense of community that support this at Maiden Erlegh Chiltern Edge. I would also like to express our gratitude to the parents who have supported the students and the school so robustly in the last five years. We wish everyone involved all the best for their future.

Andy Hartley