GCSE Results 2021



2021 has been a challenging year for all of us but most of all for Brymore’s outgoing Year 11, who were the first boys to attend Live Lessons on Teams in Year 10, who set the standard for home working and who proved how robust, independent and driven they were. The grades these boys have achieved reflect the hard work, dedication and tireless resilience of a spectacular year group. They, more than any year group before them, had to fight to achieve their grades – and it is a testament to their resourcefulness and academic prowess that so many of them have done so well.


Several boys achieved the highest grades possible in a number of subjects, placing them in the top 5% in the country and proving their academic credentials. George Davis was the highest attaining student, achieving no less than four Grade 9s (A**) in Agriculture, English Language, English Literature and Geography. He also achieved Grade 8 (A*) in German, Grade 7s (A) in Double Award Science and History and Grade 6s (B) in maths and Computer Science. George Winslade also did exceptionally well academically, achieving two Grade 9s (A**) in Agriculture and Land Based, no less than four grade 8s (A*) in English Language, English Literature, Geography and History, grade 7s (A) in science and maths and Grade 6 (B) in DT. Bobby Lock achieved Grade 9 (A**) in Business Studies, Grade 8s (A*) in Engineering, Geography and maths, Grade 7s (A) in science and DT, with Grade 6s (B) in English Language and Literature. Josh Comer achieved two grade 9s (A**) in Business Studies and Geography, Grade 8 (A*) in English Language, Grade 7s (A) in English Literature and maths and grade 6 (B) in DT. Isaac Daykin achieved Grade 8s(A*) in English Language and Engineering, Grade 7s (A) in English Literature and Geography, and Grade 6s (B) in DT, science, History and maths. Reece Stephens achieved Grade 9(A**) in Agriculture, Grade 8s (A*) in English Literatureand Engineering, grade 7s (A) in DT, English Language and Geography and Grade 6 (B) in Computer Science. David Goodman achieved Grade 8 (A*) in Engineering, Grade 7s (A) in science and maths and Grade 6s (B) in Computer Science, DT, English Language, English Literature and Geography. Charlie Coombes achieved grade 9s in Agriculture and Land Based, while Harry Atkinson achieved Grade 9 in Agriculture, Grade 8s in Land based and Sports Studies, grade 7 in English Language and Grade 6 in English Literature. Joe Fear achieved Grade 9 in Agriculture and Land Based and Bennett Wheeler achieved Grade 9s in Agriculture and Land Based, with Grade 8 in Engineering. Henry Calvert, Ethan Gregory, Reuben Kerr, Todd Lye, Louis Riley, Sam Sleep, Zak Warton-Browne and Will Wescott all achieved Grade 9s in Agriculture. In addition, Jordan Carter-Pople, Tom Dalton, Bennett Wheeler, Ashley Gee and Elliot Bishop all achieved Grade 8s(A*) in Engineering. These boys have all achieved excellence academically and deserve to be proud of their results across the board.

They are not alone. What sets Brymore boys apart from others is not the grades themselves but the incredible achievement of boys who have smashed their targets to achieve above and beyond national expectations. This is where hard work and high expectations pay off and a boy’s progress is arguably the best indicator of his character and his future potential. It also indicates the tireless work put in by Brymore staff to ensure that every boy achieves his best. Without a doubt, the exceptional progress achieved by many boys in this year group deserves to be celebrated.

The highest achiever this year was Ben Bryant, who achieved,on average, an incredible three grades higher in each of his subjects than he was predicted on entry. This is a stunning achievement and a testament to the hard-working, dedicated and driven student he has been. Meanwhile, Reece Stephens and Josh Comer both achieved two and a half grades higher in each subject than they would in other schools nationally. Both Harry Atkinson and Jordan Carter-Pople achieved more than two grades higher in each subject than expectations on entry. Joe Fear also achieved two grades higher in every subject than national expectations. Meanwhile, David Goodman achieved a grade and three quarters higher in each subject than hewould have done on entry and Tom Dalton achieved almost one and a half grades higher than national expectations in each of his subjects. Zander Smith, Austin Doble, Bennett Wheeler and George Winslade all achieved more than one grade higher in each subject than they would have done nationally, while Rohan Davies, Zak Warton-Browne and Reuben Kerr all achieved one grade above national expectations in each of their subjects. Ethan Gregory, Henry Calvert, Ben Shopland, Will Ingram and Owen Trego all achieved three quarters of a grade higher in each subject than the national average. Meanwhile, Ashley Gee, Bobby Lock, Leo House, Jacob Ayres, Gabriel Criddle, Isaac Daykin and Todd Lye all achieved more than half a grade higher in each subject than national expectations. Jason White, Jamie Kidner, Ross Donaldson, Charlie Liddle and Aiden Watt achieved half a grade higher on average across the board than expectations on entry, while Karl Evans and Billy Cole also achieved above their KS2 predictions. Finally, Max White achieved a string of strong grades, showing fantastic progress, worthy of celebration, while Mason Gibbs, who arrived to us in Year 10,and Hayden Wiltshire worked hard to secure their English grades, alongside good grades in other subjects, of which they should be proud.

The boys above represent Brymore at its best and prove that with diligence and hard work (diligentia et labore) you can go beyond national limits; if you expect more, you can achieve more. Each of them deserves congratulating on their results. We could not be more proud of them all. We wish each of the boys from 2021 all the best in their future careers and hope you will visit us again and stay in touch. Once a Brymore boy – always a Brymore boy!