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In what has been a challenging year, GCSE results day is a great opportunity to reflect on the work and achievement of all our students, and all the many other ways, big and small, where young people have made huge progress whilst in one of our schools.
This year, across all our schools, 235 students have gained 615 GCSE passes in a variety of different subjects, plus 19 students in our Scottish schools have achieved Nationals at different levels. Students also achieved over 650 other qualifications including BTECs, NVQs, Functional Skills, City and Guilds, ASDAN and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
We are proud to share their achievements with you:
The success of our schools lie in the student stories they have to share.
One Year 11 student who started at Glebedale School in Year 7 but who was working at Year 1/2 level, has made outstanding progress, achieving 8 GCSEs, four of which were Grade 4 or higher and a number of Level 2 BTECs. This amazing result brings him in line with his peers and has helped him to gain a place at a mainstream college on a Level 3 course.
Another Year 10 student at Belmont House School secured 6 GCSEs, all at Grade 5 and above, with a Grade 9 in English Language and a Grade 7 in English Literature, plus other qualifications. What an achievement!
At Falkland House School in Fife Ryan commented, “When I started at Falkland House School I did not think I would achieve Highers or ever be studying at Advanced Higher. I feel now that I have better prospects for the future.”
Another student, Bradley, said, “I feel that my future is bright. I am going to college to study computer games development and I would like to go to university.”
Due to the Covid-19 situation, the team at Reddish Hall School in Stockport were busy hand-delivering results to students at their homes yesterday. One of their students was very happy with his results. Ayman had experienced a very difficult journey in mainstream education before starting at Reddish Hall School. He had suffered a great deal of loss and struggled with education. On joining the school he settled in very well, commenting that the care and support of the staff team has made an important and significant difference to his life. He has now secured a place at college to do Electrical Installation, his dream since starting at Reddish Hall School.
Kenan from New Barn School in Berkshire has become a bit of a local legend, due to the work experience placement New Barn organised for him at the estate where the Great British Bake Off is filmed! He is well known in the farming community surrounding the school and highly thought of as a productive worker with lots to give to the community. Before this placement, Kenan had a difficult journey with depression, but the placement, combined with his success in this agricultural field has helped him to be positive about his achievements and he has gained all the qualifications to secure a place at agricultural college in September. Kenan’s mum says that New Barn School has supported him to ‘turn his world around’ and is very grateful for the support of the team.
Richard Power, Managing Director, said, “We look to deliver for our young people and help them make their way in the world, this is one way where we can visibly see that progress! Well done to everyone on their achievements and a sincere thank you to staff who have gone above and beyond to make it possible. We are very proud.”
We wish all our leavers a fond farewell and best wishes for their future endeavours. We will be sharing more success stories with you throughout the course of the year.