The 2022 cohort of St John’s Upper Fifth are celebrating another year of outstanding GCSE success this summer. In the first year of ‘normal’ GCSE examinations since the pandemic, the pupils have excelled with an impressive 58% of all grades awarded 9-8 (A*) and 82% of all grades awarded 9-7 (A*-A).

A remarkable 30 pupils achieved all 8 and 9 grades with 11 of those achieving straight 9s.


58 %

of all examinations graded 9-8 (A*)

82 %

of all examinations grades 9-7 (A*-A)


pupils achieved all 9 and 8 grades (A*)

Our Upper Fifth pupils have shown so much strength of character and genuine enthusiasm for learning in what has been an unusual couple of years for everyone. I’m incredibly proud of their attitude, and the dedication of our staff, which meant that outstanding teaching and learning remained the focus throughout, no matter the disruption they faced.

These fantastic results put our pupils in a great position to embrace the exciting challenge of A levels. When the new school year begins they will have so many brilliant opportunities ahead of them, both in terms of their academic development and in their personal development.  I know they’ll be great assets to St John’s as they move into Sixth Form.

Rowena Cole, The Head

The Sixth Form at St John’s is an exciting and ambitious environment, full of opportunities. The pupils have already completed workshops and an introduction to their A level subjects in preparation for this exciting next chapter.