Developing confident, respectful
and successful young people
Developing confident, respectful and successful young people
GCSE Achievement for Year 11 students at Wellsway School
This year’s Year 11 were an exceptional year group who were set to achieve an impressive set of results for themselves and they have impressed us throughout the recent months in how they have responded to the challenges their year group has faced. It is with great pleasure that we welcome them in for Results Day today and we look forward to seeing a great many of them return to us for sixth form.
Despite uncertainties around results that have emerged since the A Level Results last week, we are pleased that students have now been awarded their Centre Assessed Grades (CAGs) – these are the grades that Wellsway School submitted to the exam boards in accordance with the advice given by Ofqual (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/awarding-qualifications-in-summer-2020). Despite the press describing them as teacher predictions, they are not based on the judgement of any single teacher, and have been carefully standardised and moderated across both the school and our wider multi academy trust. They represent the grades that we have judged students were most likely to achieve in the summer exams on the basis of all of the work they had produced over the duration of the course until the closure of schools in March 2020.
Wellsway undertook the process with integrity and rigour and our students receive today a deserved set of grades that they should feel proud of, down to their hard work and the efforts and commitment of our staff.
There will be a great many students who will be celebrating today, but we would like to say particular congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following outstanding individual successes:
Henry Williams achieving 9 grade 9s and 1 grade 8;
Rebekah Bolton and Ffion Bright both achieving 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s;
Izma Hussain achieving 8 grade 9s, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7;
Oscar Lopez-Cottrell (6 x 9s, 4 x 8s);
Emma Pearce (7 x 9s, 2 x 8s, 1 x 7);
Mykenzie Evans & Joseph Snarr both with 6 x 9s, 3 x 8, 1 x 7);
Melanie Harber & Holly Jones both achieving 5 x 9s, 4 x 8s and 1 x 7.
We have been extremely impressed with the manner in which our Year 13 students have coped with the challenges of recent months and with the process of awarding A Level grades; they have shown great resilience.
Students, parents and teachers have rightfully questioned and challenged the process for awarding grades and on Monday it was announced that students will be awarded their centre assessed grades.
We are pleased that almost all of our students have been awarded grades which have enabled them to successfully progress to the next stage of their chosen route in education, training or employment.
We would also like to say congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following outstanding individual successes:
We are proud of all of our students and there are many more students than those named here who will be celebrating personal successes – it has been a real pleasure supporting this Year 13 group to grow and develop at Wellsway School, as individuals and collectively. We look forward to hearing of their further successes and achievements in the future and to welcoming them back for their reunion and celebration evening later this year.
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