GCSE Results 2018
The school is full of smiling faces today as students open their GCSE results envelope to find out what grades they have achieved. There has been jubilation, relief, pride and some disappointment. The months of hard work have paid off and our students are ready to take their next steps. Many students will start apprenticeships or vocational courses at our local FE colleges and most of the others will remain with us and continue on to A level study. Whatever the next step in each young person's life, I wish them all well.
Exam results are important but it is the life skills and values which students develop in their time with us that will make all the difference to how they cope in today’s continually evolving world. Many of the jobs that our students will go on to during their lives may not even exist yet, but if they are able to communicate, enquire, work in a team, be reflective and show resilience, I believe they already have an advantage.
As always, in marking the success of our students I want to recognise the enormous contribution that their teachers and tutors, as well as our support teams, have made in enabling their success. Parents, too, have a significant role to play in ensuring that their daughters and sons are prepared to cope with the challenges that life presents.
23 August 2018
First, my congratulations to all the students who have received their A level results this morning. A levels are the culmination of 13 years in school and the key to the next stage of a young person’s life. The overwhelming majority of our students have been successful today in securing their place at their university of choice, or feeling secure in their decision to enter employment, knowing that they can pick up their studies later in their lives. Today is about the opportunities that have opened up for our students as a result of the grades that they have achieved.
Secondly, I want to thank the staff at the school for the high-quality teaching and support that they have given over the entire time that our students have been with us. We believe that the breadth of our students’ experience, particularly in their time in the sixth form, equips them very well for continued success, whatever they decide to do next in their lives.
16 August 2018