Westonbirt School’s first co-ed GCSE cohort collect results
It’s been a few years of lockdown and interrupted schooling for our first fully co-ed Year 11s, but GCSE results are finally here.
We are proud of our students for overcoming their barriers and getting to this point. 69% of grades achieved were at grades 9 to 5. In Religious Studies, 89% of all grades awarded were at grade 9 to 7 (A* or A, under the previous system) – an outstanding achievement. In Art, Biology, History and Spanish, 40% or more of all grades were also at this level. We are also particularly pleased with our results in English, with 97% being awarded a grade of 9 to 4 and some very impressive individual achievements.
Deputy Head Academic, Simon Balderson, said of their achievement:
“This cohort have had to show a huge amount of resilience in dealing with the disruption to their education caused by lockdown, in addition to the well-publicised approach exam boards are taking to marking this year, as they aim to return to pre-pandemic levels of grading. Given that context, we are particularly proud of the excellent achievements of our pupils in many areas, as they move on to the next phase of their academic careers.”
With some great university destinations secured by our A Level and BTEC students last week, Westonbirt School is immensely proud of both our Year 11 and Year 13 cohorts.