Exam Results press releases
Outstanding GCSE Results
Perseverance and determination get Wyedean students the top grades
Students celebrated outstanding GCSE results with 33% achieving results at the top grades 7-9 (A** to A grades) and 81% achieving grades 9-4 (A**- C grades). Furthermore, 79% of the pupils gained five or more GCSES grades 9 to 4 (A**-C).
We are proud of all our students, many having made excellent progress from their KS2 starting points. Superb results were achieved, 88% of students achieved grades 4+ (A*-C) in GCSE English and 82% achieved grades 4+ (A*-C) in Maths.
Students performed well across a range of subjects, showing the variety of talent at Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre; over 80% achieved grades of 4+ in Art, Biology, Business, Sport, Chemistry, Design Technology, Drama, English Literature and Language, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Maths, Media Studies, Physics, Religious Studies, Spanish and Physical Education. We have also seen an increase in the number of students who have achieved the English Baccalaureate. These positive results will facilitate great life chances for so many.
To achieve these incredible results against the backdrop of the pandemic and the challenge of the repeated, new assessments that GCSE pupils faced is a wonderful achievement, we congratulate each and every student at our school.
Within this success there have been many individual performances worthy of special mention. Many students have made outstanding progress since joining Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre and have achieved the remarkable outcomes listed below:
- Florence Worgan achieved seven grade 9s and three grade 8s. Florence is continuing her studies at Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre and in the future hopes to ….
- Mathilde Launay achieved seven grade 9s and grade 8s. Mathilde is continuing her studies at Wyedean School Sixth Form Centre and in the future hopes to
- Lucy Hollom achieved eight grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7. Lucy is continuing her studies at Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre and in the future hopes to ….
- Jasper Rayner achieved three grade 9s, six grade 8s and one grade 7. Jasper is continuing his studies at Wyedean School Sixth Form Centre and in the future hopes to
We wish all students future success as they continue their studies study at Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre.
A-level and BTEC students continue to excel
We are delighted to report that our wonderful students studying A-level and BTECs have once again weathered the pandemic storm and achieved excellent results.
47% of students achieved an A* or an A, our best ever outcome. The A*- B figure was 81%, while the A*-C score was 94%. There was a 100% pass rate for both A-level and BTEC.
Johnathan Lane, Director of Sixth form reported “The year has been challenging for so many reasons but the most significant obstacle for the students to battle through has been uncertainty – not knowing the nature of assessments they’d face or how grades would be generated. This Year 13 cohort has coped amazingly well with adversity and have excelled. They finish this academic year taking with them new reserves of resilience, independence, determination, and now fantastic grades, which will give them a great platform for the future.”
Due to the pandemic, the standard exams process was not possible in 2021. However, forward planning and the extensive work of teachers and support staff at Wyedean has ensured that grades have been determined in a fair and considered manner. The quality assurance process has been robust and therefore students at Wyedean can be confident that their grades have parity alongside previous cohorts.
Notable successes are: Alex Candow: D*D*, Joe Dare: A*A*A, Corentine Dumond: A*A* A*A*A, Niall Hayes: A* A* A*, Adele Launay: A* A* A* A*, Caitlin McCullagh: D* A* A* A*, Finn McNeil: D*D*AB, Meg Narayan: A*A*B, Jess Pitt: D*AA, Bethany Rodgers: A* A*D*D and Tom Stenson: A* A*AB.
Principal, Gwennan Jeremiah said, “I would like to publicly commend our students on their excellent performance at A level and BTEC. They have demonstrated extraordinary resilience and stepped up time and again to ensure that, pandemic or not, they can and will achieve their potential. We could not be prouder of them all.”
We're pleased to report that all of our students have gone on to appropriate destinations whether it be employment, apprenticeships, university, or in one case, starting a business! The most popular degree course our students chose to pursue was Art, and we had a whole range of other courses selected, including Midwifery, Law, Engineering, Journalism and Economics. Our students have headed all over the country from Durham to Southampton; Edinburgh to Cambridge. Wherever they go we're always happy to see them again! They've been a fantastic year group and we'll certainly miss them.
Their A-level and BTEC grades have been rated Grade 1 and 2 respectively by Alps, a data analysis provider. This puts Wyedean Sixth Form in the top 1% of schools nationally for A-levels and top 10% for BTECs. A remarkable achievement.
2019 KS4 Results
KS4For further information please visit the DfE results tables here. Please remember that any progress figures published nationally will not include students with prior schooling in Wales at KS2.
|Progress 8 (unvalidated)||-0.14|
|% of students achieving a standard pass (grade 4 or above in English and Maths)||57%|
|% of students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above in English and Maths)||38%|
|% of students entered for the Ebacc||23.74%|
|% of students that entered the Ebacc achieving a standard pass||10.79%|
|% of students that entered the Ebacc achieving a strong pass||7.91%|
|% of grade 4 or better in English||70%|
|% of grade 4 or better in Maths||66%|