News & EVENTS
Keep abreast with all the News and Events happening in Wyedean Sixth Form. Updated on a regular basis, we aim to bring you more news, events, clubs and those extra-curricula activities that help make Wyedean Sixth Form a happy and exciting place to be.
August 13, 2020
Wyedean students shine through
A-level and BTEC results at Wydean Sixth Form have excelled despite the harsh national downgrading of teacher assessment grades by Ofqual.
Students at Wyedean Sixth Form have produced another fantastic set of results despite coping with a global pandemic, lockdown and a much-publicised national moderation process, which has resulted in grades being downgraded nationally in significant numbers. Experienced and well-qualified teachers, a diverse subject offer, and an outstanding focus on personal development and academic achievement has meant that once again, students have excelled across a wide range of A level and BTEC subjects.
Johnathan Lane, Director of Sixth Form reported “results at Wyedean are up 6% overall. Students who achieved an A*-B have excelled with a 10% improvement on last year’s cohort. An amazing 11% of students achieved A*s and 12% of students achieved 3 As or AAB – the school’s highest ever figure. This is a fantastic achievement and I could not be prouder of how well our students have fared.”
Principal, Gwennan Jeremiah said, “We are immensely proud of our students who have achieved excellent results despite exceptionally difficult circumstances. The professionalism of our teaching staff, who worked tirelessly to generate and moderate centre-assessment grades, should be commended. Despite our superb results overall, in an unprecedented year, where grades have been moderated using an Ofqual designed algorithm, there will be appeals ahead. Our community can be confident that we will work tirelessly to support every one of our students to be best-placed to secure their future aspirations.”
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2 December 2019
We had a great evening at the Dean Academy Career Fair. The staff made us feel really welcome and met lots of lovely students. We look forward to seeing them at Sixth Form Open Evening on the 12th of December.
13 November 2019
This week saw the end of our termly enrichment cycle. From debating to gardening to developing employability and leadership skills. Thank you to all our passionate tutors and guest speakers for making this happen.
#enrichment #sixthform #employability #leadership
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16 October 2019
Fantastic turnout this evening for our Oxbridge talk from Somerville College, Oxford. It was a great source of support for students (and their parents) wishing to apply to elite universities.pic.twitter.com/nsSWfRMQE
15 October 2019
Wyedean School and Sixth Form Centre Continues to Excel in Mathematics and Technology
Wyedean School is celebrating once more with a strong set of results in both A level and BTEC qualifications. The results are a testament to the hard work of our student body and the tireless efforts of our experienced and supportive teaching staff and sixth form academic support team. We are proud of our strong relationships with parents, carers and the wider community and these results reflect our team ethos and determination to achieve the very best for our students.
Maths and Technology subjects have continued to excel with 60% of students studying Maths at Wyedean achieving an A*-B grade. We could not be more proud of our history of excellence in this area which has been further evidenced by record numbers of our students choosing to study Maths, Computing, Cyber or ICT university courses next year. Our unrivalled broad curriculum has seen successes in both traditional and vocational courses with 57% of our BTEC students achieving an A*-A equivalent grade and students in the humanities subjects achieving 72% A*-B.
Director of Sixth Form and Assistant Principal, Jonathan Lane said, “Our Sixth Formers have made a lasting impression on our school. Their superb contribution to our community through their extra-curricular work and volunteering has now been enhanced by their outstanding results. This is a fitting end to a fantastic year. Congratulations to everyone involved in this tremendous achievement. Students who deserve particular praise for an outstanding set of results are:
Carlie Bailey A*A*AC, Matthew Blore A*ABC, Tom Blore A*A*ACC , Declan Boyle: A*A*AA, Anna Brown AAA, Wesley Brown A*AB, Matthew Corney D*AA, Lewis Morgan D*AB”
Principal, Gwennan Jeremiah said, “It is fantastic to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our young people and to witness their learning and self-fulfilment as they have progressed in their schooling. At Wyedean, we pride ourselves in providing a diverse and broad range of qualifications which best meet the needs of every student; when better to see this than on results day where we can share successes, support our students and wish them well for their future aspirations, careers and university choices.”
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Anna Brown, Will James, Lewis Morgan, Stuart Bruton and Carlie Bailey
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Thomas Blore, Matthew Corney, Declan Boyle and Matthew Blore
Work Experience 2019
With social mobility in our local area remaining static compared to other parts of the country, it was inspiring to see students at Wyedean school use their work experience week to boost their future career prospects. The school’s priority this year has been to improve students’ social capital and employability by connecting them to industry leaders and local professionals.
The students gained some extraordinary experiences. Ben Pisacane worked at BEX Media in Gloucester where he worked with their latest drone filming technology, while Izzie Adams produced illustrations for an app at Sugar Creative. Politics student Alicia Morgan secured a placement in Westminster alongside her local MP and budding corporate accountant, Cameron Williams, worked hard to secure a place Deloittes.
Future medics, Henry Williams and James Philips had a taste of life on the frontline of the NHS. James spent several days with a senior GP who checks everything is in order before a body is cremated, so he spent time in a morgue and crematorium as well as the surgery. Henry spent time with NHS physiotherapists and also sports physiotherapists who were treating Team GB Paralympic athletes. Henry said. ‘It was an incredible privilege to work with both teams and it has confirmed that this is the path I want to take in the future.’
It was fantastic to hear that students had made the social connections that will help them progress after their A-levels. Maya Tyrrell joined a networking society for young planning consultants while Ellis Kirton made connections at EFL, an engineering company in South Wales.
The school’s reputation as a Cyber Security Hub School was re-inforced by Tom Carter and Shay Wearden’s experience at Cyber Security Associates as well as Kara Dummett, Dan Creber and Jake Andrews who worked at Deep 3. None of these students can divulge the nature of their work! Tom said, ‘Work experience in this field helps you connect the dots between learning in the classroom and the reality of working in the industry. It’s definitely encouraged me to pursue a career in cyber.’
As the county faces the prospect of an aging population, it is heartening to hear that young people in the Forest of Dean and Monmouthshire are developing the skills and social connections to grow a thriving economy in our local community. We look forward to seeing these students’ experiences bearing fruit in the future.