Class of 2021


At Chepstow School, we are delighted with all the amazing successes the Class of 2021 have achieved in extremely difficult circumstances, and during such exceptional times. The results are in…

KS5 - A Level

Outstanding A Level outcomes in 2021 demonstrate an upward trend in all performance measures over the past 4 years. An impressive 40.2% of the class of 2021 achieved the very top A*- A grades, with 90% achieving 3 or more A levels A* - C.

In Advanced Skills Challenge, the school achieved 100% A*-C with 48.2% of the results at A*-A (18 percentage points above the national average).

Our A Level Performance System (ALPs) value added score is 1, which means we are better or equal to the best score achieved in the indicator, nationally. Chepstow School offers an outstanding Sixth Form provision and our learners make exceptional progress, regardless of their ability.

Recognising some of the amazing achievements of our students, we are thrilled to congratulate some of our highest achievers on securing their first-choice university places. George Smith achieved a phenomenal 4A* and will be attending Imperial College to study Theoretical Physics. Having secured A*and 3A, Heather Shilling will attend King’s College London to study Maths Philosophy and Adam Marsh 3As and a B will mean he will read Professional Policing at University College London (UCL).

Demi-Lou Lloyd achieved 5 Qualifications 4A, 1B and will be reading Psychology in Birmingham. Emily Lewis 2A*, 2A and will be undertaking Biomedical Science at Warwick. Benjamin Hope-Bell achieved A*, Dist*, 2A and will be attending Swansea to study Sports Science.



GCSE courses in Y11 exceeded last year’s outcomes with 89% achieving at least 5A*-Cs with 81% achieving 5 A*-C, including both English and Maths. An amazing 42.2% achieved 5 A* – A grades (whilst the national average is 28.7%) and 28% achieved 10 A* - A grades!

Outstanding results have seen both Maths and English perform well above the national averages. At 82.2% grades A*-C for outcomes in GCSE Mathematics are 17.6 percentage points above the national average. 45.2% have secured A*-A, which is 23.6 percentage points above the national average.

Meanwhile in Numeracy 79.3% have achieved A*-C grades (compared to 65.3% nationally) and a 39.3% have achieved an A*-A in this qualification (22.6% is the national average).

Results in Skills Challenge (National/Foundation) continue to be exceptional - 94.1% of the cohort achieving a C or above in this qualification (whilst the national average is 82.9%) with 36.3% securing an A*/A.

We are thrilled that many of our students will be returning to our excellent Sixth Form provision to continue their next pathway in their education and these include: Madeleine Smith who achieved an amazing 15A*. Seren Abbott achieved 14A*, 1A. Hayley Dorel achieved 14A*, 4A. Thomas Henley achieved 13A*, 2A. Eleanor Walker achieved 13A*, 2A. Nell Smith achieved 12A*, 2A. Chloe Gorshkov achieved 11A* 3A. Ben Ferns achieved 10A*, 4A, 1B.

We are also enormously proud of our students who have secured the desired grades to move on to their chosen pathways and wish them every future success.