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Students at The Weald School were celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results.
Students at The Weald School were celebrating another excellent set of GCSE results. Headteacher Mr Woodman commented, “There was huge excitement, joy and some tears of relief as students opened envelopes to receive their GCSE results. Students have produced another bumper set of grades which match our best ever performance as a school with 72% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades or better including English and maths. We are pleased to see that all our students’ hard work has paid off. In recent years pass marks for the highest grades have slowly been increasing so it is gratifying to see that our headline figures have been sustained and improved within this national context.” With over 230 students in the year group over half of all grades were at A*-B and a quarter of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* or A. Over half of the students achieved a grade A or A* in at least one subject. 12% of all grades were at A*, twice the national average whilst 80% of all entries were at grade C or above some 11% above the national average. There were some stunning individual performances with 23 students or 10% of the year group achieving 10 or more GCSEs at A or A* grades. Top performers included Alex Deng with 12 A*s / 1A, Elizabeth Hall with 11 A*s / 2 As, Emma Howse with 10 A*s / 2 As, Ben Ansell, Eleanor Goodier and Kyo Kaneko all with at least 9 A*s. Mr Woodman added, “We were thrilled to see so many students getting their targets grades. These days are not just about those students getting the highest grades but about all students achieving the grades they need for their next step in education. The culture that we have developed here at The Weald means that students are prepared to work hard and be seen to work hard by their peers. It is fantastic to see the reaction from students when they see that all this hard work has paid off.”