With the risk of Covid-19 affecting school attendance this year GCSE exams were cancelled. Instead schools were asked to submit predicted grades for pupils based on their performance and progress up to the point that schools shut on March 20th.
At the last minute, and after much controversy in the media, it was decided that pupils would be awarded these Centre-assessed grades (CAGs) rather than apply an algorithm that would place them on a bell-curve. This was very much to the advantage of pupils who do not perform well under the pressure of exam conditions but a disadvantage to anybody planning to leave their studies to the last minute and cram their learning just before they sat an exam!
We submitted our year eleven students’ grades to the various exam boards, and those grades reflected the grades we expected them to gain had they been able to sit their exams.
All pupils were awarded a grade in every GCSE subject they were entered for;
50% of pupils achieving a grade 4 and above in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.
36% of pupils achieved grade 4 or above in Science.
86% of pupils were awarded grade 4 or above in Art.
100% of pupils passed their BTEC Food Technology at level 2.
Although our socially-distanced results day was also a bit unusual, all students were pleased they had achieved the grades they needed to take the next step in their education journey.
A big well-done to staff, parents and of course our students for making a success out of a very strange exam-year, and to our students; Farewell, and good luck for the future!