Students and staff at Wye School are celebrating the awarding of GCSE qualifications today, after another challenging year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This year, GCSEs were awarded following Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) due to the cancellation of external examinations. As part of this assessment process, students at Wye School sat moderated examinations and completed a variety of coursework to demonstrate the progress they had made.
This morning was a chance to recognise the hard work and determination of students over the past five years. Many of Wye School’s Year 11s will now be preparing to return to the Sixth Form, which saw some excellent A Level success stories this week. This includes students securing places to a range of Russell Group universities including King’s College London and the University of Manchester.
Following in their footsteps, there were many individual GCSE highlights today, including:
- Yomna Mohamed, who was awarded five Grade 9s, three Grade 8s and a Grade 6;
- Joshua Salmon, who was awarded five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and two Grade 7s;
- Gabriel Pery, who was awarded two Grade 9s, six Grade 8s and a Grade 7.
Commenting on the day, Luke Magee, Principal at Wye School, said:
“Every student receiving GCSE grades today across the country has had a tough 18 months but we are very pleased that our students have adapted so quickly and so brilliantly to home and blended learning as required during the pandemic. Our students have shown huge resilience and have remained committed to their studies throughout what has been a challenging time.
“Today is an opportunity to congratulate students on the significant progress they have made since Year 7, knowing that they are well prepared to move onto the next stage of their education. It is fantastic to know that many students will be returning to us in September to channel their dedication into their A Levels – we very much look forward to welcoming them back.”
Year 11 Yomna Mohamed said:
“I am very happy with my grades. The environment at Wye School helped push me and support me to succeed. Teachers and other students were very helpful. I now feel prepared for Sixth Form and hopefully then Medicine.”