31.2% Grade 8+

56.8% Grade 7+ 

(over 56% of grades awarded at A*/A)

87.4% Grade 5+

99% Grade 4+

(over 99% of our grades were awarded at the equivalent of C or above

Star Performers

Macy Campbell with eight 9s and an 8

Carolina Marques with six 9s, one 8 and three 7s

Ella Mugford with an A*, a 9, five 8s and three 7s

Izzy Lindley with an A*, a 9, four 8s and three 7s

Pupils at St Clare’s independent school in Porthcawl are celebrating exceptional GCSE results again today, having significantly outperformed their peers across the UK. 

Our Class of 2021 made us so proud with the award of their GCSE grades, with 56.8% at Grade 7+ (A*/A) and over 99% of grades awarded at 4+ (C+). 

Over 99% of grades achieved were 4+ (A*/C) whilst 56.8% of grades awarded were 7+ (A*/A).  31.2% of all grades at St Clare’s were 8 or 9, the latter being the equivalent of an A** denoting exceptional performance. An exceptional set of results.

Star performers were Macy Campbell (eight 9s and an 8); Carolina Marques (six 9s, an 8 and three 7s); Ella Mugford (an A*, a 9, five 8s and three 7s) and Izzy Lindley (an A*, a 9, four 8s and three 7s).

St Clare’s delivers the English curriculum for GCSE examinations and not the Welsh, with the coveted Grade 9 the equivalent of A** denoting exceptional performance. Although University might seem a long way off when deciding on GCSEs, choices at this stage can directly impact on options when it comes to A-Levels and, in turn when applying to university.

Headteacher, Helen Hier, said, 

“I am so proud of all our students. Despite life as they know it having completely changed during lockdowns, they have shown incredible resilience and adaptability, achieving results which clearly give them the opportunity to fulfil their life aspirations. These fantastic results are testimony to both their hard work and the support and dedication of their teachers, who have remained committed to maintaining the highest standards of education. It is a pleasure to celebrate with them all today.”

This year saw the real benefit of St Clare’s Remote Learning Programme as students continued to receive one-to-one pedagogical and pastoral support during lockdown with a full interactive, structured timetable of virtual lessons. St Clare’s unique, individualised provision identifies with each of its pupils to find their personal path to success.

GCSE celebrations for St. Clare’s, Porthcawl