The Yehudi Menuhin School bucks national trends in 2023 GCSE results

We are delighted to report an excellent set of GCSE results this year. 70% of all grades were awarded levels 9 - 7 (A* - A) and 97% were awarded at levels 9 - 4 (A*-C), both of which sit above the national averages from across the UK of 22% and 68% respectively.

Headmaster, Ben Gudgeon, saidWe are extremely proud of our pupils' results, with more than half of the results being awarded at levels 8 or 9, equivalent to an A* grade, despite 45% of the candidates sitting exams in a second language. Intellectual curiosity is one of our core values at YMS and it is not a coincidence that our outstanding young musicians have achieved such impressive results which far exceed the national averages.

The GCSE and A-level results this year were achieved while the pupils were devoting upwards of 25 hours per week to practice, and the examination season coincided with a busy and successful Summer Festival at our concert venue, The Menuhin Hall, in which all pupils performed. It is well established that musical endeavours greatly enhance all aspects of school life, including academic attainment, and these results are testament, as per the National Plan for Music Education, to the power of music to change lives

A-Level results were reported by the School last week with 65% of grades awarded at A*- A, 43% at A*, and 95% of grades awarded A*- C.

For those interested in studying at the School, there will be an Open Morning on Friday 6 October 2023. Prospective pupils, teachers, parents, and guardians can register online.

24 Aug 2023