GCSE and IGCSE results 2021

Sevenoaks School is again celebrating outstanding GCSE and IGCSE results.

93.8 per cent of all examinations were graded A/A* or 9/8/7.

25 students gained 11 or 12 A*/A or 9/8/7 grades, and a further 109 achieved 10 A*/A or 9/8/7 grades.

These results are in line with the excellent results achieved by our Year 11 students in previous years.

Mr Jesse Elzinga, the Headmaster, said: ‘We are incredibly proud of our students. These excellent results pay testament to their hard work and resilience during an extremely challenging time.’

‘Students took a delayed set of mock exams in March at school and internal Year 11 summer exams which replaced GCSEs and IGCSEs in May. This provided evidence to help award fair and accurate results in the absence of a normal exams session.’ 

‘We congratulate our students on these results and on their positive attitude and determination throughout the past two years.’

Most of our Year 11 pupils are staying on to study at Sevenoaks, with a 241-strong cohort starting in the Lower Sixth in September. We are delighted that they begin their Sixth Form careers so well prepared for the IB Diploma, which we believe is the gold standard of Sixth Form education.

We are incredibly proud of our students. These excellent results pay testament to their hard work and resilience during an extremely challenging time.


IB results 2021

Many congratulations to the Class of 2021 on their outstanding IB results.

Our 235 strong cohort have achieved the school’s highest ever average Diploma score of 41.3 points, more than eight points above the world average.

Thirty students achieved the maximum 45 points, with 48 securing 44 points and another 38 securing 43 points. Almost 75 per cent of the cohort achieved 40 points or more – another truly remarkable result.

Mr Jesse Elzinga, Headmaster, said: ‘In a year of disruption, our students’ hard work, professionalism and dedication was phenomenal, and we are proud of their creative, inquisitive and committed approach to their studies and co-curricular activities.

‘The IB Diploma, the global gold standard of education, will enable our students to proceed to the world’s best universities, with 94 per cent achieving a place at their firm-choice university.’

Over 170,000 students from more than 150 countries took the IB Diploma last year. The IB’s outlook is invaluable, empowering our students to flourish in the global community. Our school leavers of 2021 are inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will help to create a better and more peaceful world.


Our cohort was 235 students; among the larger cohorts of UK and global IB schools 

30 students gained the maximum 45 points 

48 students gained 44 points 

38 students gained 43 points 

174 students gained 40 or more points (74.04% of the cohort) 

The average score was 41.3 (over 8 points above the world average)


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