This year's exam result days are:-
A Levels - Thursday 17 August
GCSEs - Thursday 24 August
At long last our dedicated and motivated students are able to see the outcomes of their hard work! Results day!
Here at Wyedean School we are proud of our inclusive and comprehensive community of students and the results they all achieve on this special day. We are proud of every single student, and those smiling faces on results day remind us all that hard work really does pay in the end.
Whether it is our Sixth formers collecting their results or the GCSE results day, we are proud of every single student as they come in to collect their results. 2016 saw the results at Wyedean beating national averages, at both A Level and GCSE.
Progress 8, the new measure introduced by the government puts Wyedean between -0.13 and -0.06 (confidence intervals up to 0.08) which is slightly above average. This takes into account the attainment of students across their best 8 GCSEs with English and maths double weighted. We had particularly strong achievement in the Open slot (+0.08) and in English (+0.19). This means that relative to their starting point, students achieved slightly better than expected and better than national (0) in the subjects which count in the ‘open’ slot of progress 8 further information about progress 8 can be found at:
In English, students achieved almost a quarter of a grade above their expected grade, and above national (0).
Attainment 8 is a measure of the average grade achieved by all students, and for individuals according to their starting point. A score of 50.4 roughly equates to an average grade of 5 (a strong pass) in all 8 subjects. This reflects our strong and secure teaching and learning as well as our excellent outcomes in both the core, vocational subjects and the E Bacc curriculum subjects. Students attain well, which reflects our ethos that a broad and balanced curriculum, linked to our students needs is the best approach to obtain the best outcomes for Wyedean students. Again, this score is above the national average.
Students at Wyedean, both boys and girls achieve generally in line with and better than the national average across a range of subjects when compared to their starting point.
Our talented students achieved 67% A*-C in English and maths, achieving above national averages and with many of our students achieving excellent grades to support their chosen pathway into our sixth form or onto their next step.
All results are in the public domain at:
https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk however, it is important to note that our results according to the DFE only represent our students from England. Every year, we draw approximately half of our students from across the border and the DFE do not currently take these results into account in public record. The results summarised above include our Welsh and English Primary School students, but any differences between these and publicly available data is due to this anomaly.
KS5 Outcomes 2016
Our Sixth form is a highly sought after destination, both for our own Wyedean students and students from the surrounding areas, due to our impressive and consistently high level of outcomes for all. Our outcomes for 2016 and for the past three years speak for themselves, and are Outstanding. ALPS is a measure which compares outcomes against each individual starting point, again reinforcing how we attain not only the best grades, but the best grades possible for each individual we serve in our Sixth form. Paired with our excellent pastoral care system, this makes us the first choice for many students in the area.
Wyedean School Sixth form centre is in the top 10% in the country and we are proud of every single student.
As always our focus is to ensure that next year’s results are even better, particularly in light of the uncertainty around the new GCSEs and A Levels. We are committed to balancing high aspirations for the academic achievement of all of our students with good wellbeing and a well-rounded outlook: it is the Wyedean Way.
Aspire together, Achieve together
If you would like to know more about our outcomes, or our curriculum and provision at GCSE or A Level, please contact the school directly.