Solid performance from Wyedean students
Solid performance from Wyedean students following a period of significant change as a result of tougher new GCSEs in England
Students at Wyedean School can be proud of their achievements in both GCSEs and BTECs in 2019 against a backdrop of significant reforms over recent years and a more challenging curriculum content than seen previously.
The number of students achieving top results, equivalent to an A* or even A** compared to Wales has held strong and we are delighted that 64% of our students have achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above which is equivalent to a C or above in Wales. Despite national figures suggesting that languages are an inaccessible subject for many, we are exceptionally proud of all our language students but particularly of those achieving top grades in French and Spanish as well as those that selected Polish and Japanese! It is superb to see our commitment to international learning being recognised in this manner. As always, our inclusive and broad education offer has reaped excellent results in a range of BTEC subjects with particular success in Business Studies and Hospitality. This mix of vocational and traditional academic success has been underpinned by solid results again in Triple Science and Geography amongst others.
The Head of Year 11, Laura Crum, has said, “I am incredibly proud of my year group and their efforts to prepare for their exams with such positivity and resilience. In times of significant increased pressures on our young people, we value the importance of student wellbeing at Wyedean School and I know how much some of our young people have had to overcome to achieve such fantastic results today.”
Principal, Gwennan Jeremiah said, “This is a solid performance and paints a positive picture of Wyedean’s aim to provide a robust and diverse curriculum offer which best meets the needs of every one of our students. We very much look forward to welcoming the vast majority of the year group back in September for further studies and wish the best of luck to our students moving on to apprenticeships or other vocational opportunities.”