Year 11 students at Sancton Wood School received great news today when they received their GCSE results. A cohort of 17 students sat GCSEs over a range of 14 subjects. Under the new 9-1 grading system and sitting the tougher linear examinations they achieved an outstanding set of results, with over a third of all grades at the top level.
Headteacher Richard Settle said, “Once again we are delighted by our students’ achievements, these results are an endorsement of our inclusive and nurturing ethos. Happy students enjoy learning and achieve highly. Their overall scores were almost exactly in line with last year, with the 85% of students achieving at the new level 9-4; an impressive outcome.
Students who have been at the school since Pre-Prep did especially well, with one student scoring perfect grade 9s across 10 subjects. Given that only 732 pupils in the whole of the UK scored a clean sweep of grade 9’s in all subjects this is an impressive achievement.
As ever, a number of students from Years 10 and 9 sat GCSEs early, before their main exams entry, all achieving at A* or A level in Astronomy, Spanish and French.