GCSE Results 2019
A cohort of 30 students sat GCSEs and IGCSEs over a range of 14 subjects. Overall, 97% of students achieved five or more GCSEs graded 4-9. This is an increase of 12 percent on last year’s results.
Almost half of these results were in the top 7, 8 and 9 grades (the equivalent of the old A and above). This put us into The Times’ Top 100 Independent Schools which is an incredible achievement for a non-selective school.
One student, James achieved 13 GCSEs, all at the top of the scale, with seven of them being grade 9. As ever, there were a small number of students from Years 9 and 10 sitting GCSEs early, these students all achieved grade 9s. Students for whom English is their second language achieved GCSEs with remarkable top grades. Rasmus is a fantastic example, of 11 GCSEs, 10 were graded 7-9. Some students who faced very difficult times during their GCSE years have triumphed and those who have been nurtured at Sancton Wood from their early years have performed particularly well.
School Principal, Richard Settle said,
“I am particularly proud of this year’s results. It is an impressive outcome in a non-selective, mixed ability school and a vindication of the school’s belief that by providing outstanding pastoral care pupils will thrive and achieve great results. We continue to be motivated by the huge difference between expected grades given to students when they arrive at Sancton Wood in year 7 compared to the actual results they achieve”.
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