Another year of IGCSE success at Southlands!

Today we are delighted to share that our IGCSE cohorts have had another exceptionally strong year of attainment. We are proud of our students' achievements and, in particular, the commitment they have shown in order to excel in such uncertain times; every grade was hard earned and is well deserved.

With 9 being the highest grade awarded by the examining board;

  • 45% of all grades awarded to Southlands students this year were grades 9-7 (A-A* equivalent).
  • 36% of Year 11 students received grades 9-7 in five or more subjects.
  • 91% of all results were a grade 4 or above (widely accepted as a passing level).
  • 62% of foreign language early-entry (Year 9) students were awarded grades 9 or 8.

Our Year 11 students will join the IB Diploma class of 2021-23 in just a few weeks. They will be part of one of the biggest classes our IB Diploma programme has had since our accreditation in 2014 as we continue to expand subject choices and opportunities. The class of 2023 will soon be helping to shape the school as student ambassadors and young leaders.

Our Year 9 students will enter their formal IGCSE years understanding the demands of IGCSE qualifications and their tremendous results further solidify just how strong our students are in acquiring and excelling in new languages.

Huge congratulations from the Southlands community to all those who received their results today.

This year has been like no other ...

Whilst some media channels select to report that exams did not take place, our students, teachers and families know otherwise. We would like to thank all those involved for their effort and commitment to ensuring that our students get the very best support both in class and at home.

  • Thank you to every student for motivating themselves to attend school (whenever restrictions allowed), for keeping perspective and engaging in every assessment with a can do attitude.
  • Thank you to all of our teachers who designed, marked, moderated and repeated so many vital processes that meant our examining body could be secure in the knowledge that our grades were fair and representative.
  • Thank you to the families of our students who ensured they could attend school, that our students had a kind ear and helpful advice in times of self-doubt and who worked with the school to ensure students were cared for in a period which presented so many social, emotional and academic challenges.

Here's to the future and many more successes along the way for this incredible group of young men and women.

Paul Johnson
Head of Secondary