2021 Wyedean 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.
A-level results have been outstanding over the past three years. After analysing our results against students' target grades, and those of other schools, Alps has rated our performance as a grade 2 - which puts us in the top 10% forms sixth forms, nationally. This demonstrates that students make superb academic progress at Wyedean regardless of ability.
A* - A: 35%
A* - B: 63%
A% - C: 89%
Pass rate: 100%