Congratulations Year 11

2020-08-20

Dear Parents and Year 11 students

Today our congratulations go to our year 11 students who receive their GCSE results. These grades are the end result of many years of hard work, commitment and focus. Students and their families should take time to be pleased and proud of these achievements as well as putting the educational and wider stresses of the of the past six months to one side.

As a school we are extremely proud of this cohort of students. None of us could have foreseen the events that have engulfed us all, but this group of young people took each step in their stride. They acted maturely when we needed to close the school building and then re-engaged with on-line learning as we were able to offer enrichment sessions to enhance GCSE subjects which students wished to continue with at college. The overall feedback from students and teachers was that these sessions were interesting and enjoyable for all concerned.

The class of 2020 will take several things from this window of time, one of them being resilience. They have faced difficulties and learned ways to cope with challenges which will stand them in good stead for any challenge the future holds. This group of students are ready for college and the courses they have chosen to embark upon, we wish them the very best of luck with what they will do next.

Any exam award will leave some students jubilant about the grades they receive and others expecting or wanting more. We know the results would have been different at student level if exams had been taken, but the overall picture is one that reflects the year group and one we would have been extremely pleased with as a reflection of the year group, had examinations taken place.

As well as congratulating students, I would like to thank parents and teachers who can easily fall into the background today. You have also faced significant challenges this year and without your endless support, students would not be where they are today.

Mr Hicks has written to all students in year 11 offering as much explanation about the GCSE process as is available. Any queries should be directed to him in the first instance.

Best Wishes

Su Whelan

Executive Headteacher

Below are some of the provisional GCSE statistics for this year which we are asked to make available

 

Overall percentage of students attaining at least a grade 4 in English and Maths

91.7

Percentage of students attaining a grade 4 or above in English

94.1

Percentage of students attaining a grade 4 or above in maths

96.2

Attainment 8 grade

 

63.04

Percentage of students entered for the English Baccalaureate

68.1

Percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate at 4+

63.5