Today, celebrations are underway at Glenmoor and Winton Academies following the awarding of students’ GCSE grades.
This year, as with A Levels, GCSEs were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Glenmoor and Winton Academies sat in-class exams and completed coursework.
This morning was an excellent opportunity to congratulate students for their hard work and perseverance in the face of disruption caused by the pandemic.
Standout individual successes at Glenmoor Academy include Abigail Philips, Giorgia Cuccia, Amy Stradwick-Snell, Olivia Scammell-Charlesworth and Ida Altbacker. Likewise, among those celebrating at Winton Academy are Mason Chinery, Hayden Lewis, Kyle White, Jonathan Roberts and George Chissell.
Many of these students will now be taking up their places at local Sixth Forms, including United Sixth Form which is part of Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies and Twynham Sixth Form, where they will begin their A Level studies.
Congratulating the students on their qualifications, Samantha Viney, Principal at Glenmoor and Winton Academies said:
“We have got used at Glenmoor and Winton Academies to students celebrating their GCSE success and reflecting on their achievements. Whilst the process for gaining qualifications hasn’t been the same this year, our students have worked particularly hard in some of the most challenging circumstances, such as lockdown, self-isolation and blended learning.
“What has been remarkable is how at both Glenmoor and Winton students have kept their focus, maintained their ambition and done themselves proud. I’d like to congratulate each and every one of them and wish them the greatest success at the next stage of their education.”