GCSE results 2019: Sancton Wood School
Year 11 students at Sancton Wood School received some outstanding news when they opened their GCSE results.
A cohort of 30 students sat GCSEs and IGCSEs over a range of 14 subjects. Overall, 97 per cent of students achieved five or more GCSEs graded 4-9. This is an increase of 12 per cent on last year.
Almost half of these results were in the top 7, 8 and 9 grades (the equivalent of the old A and above). One student achieved 13 GCSEs, all at the top of the scale, with seven of them being grade 9.
A small number of students from Years 9 and 10 were sitting GCSEs early and they all achieved grade 9s. Students for whom English is their second language achieved GCSEs with remarkable top grades.
Some students, who had faced very difficult times during their GCSE years, triumphed and those who were nurtured at Sancton Wood from their early years, performed particularly well.
School principal, Richard Settle said: “I am particularly proud of this year’s results. It is an impressive outcome in a non-selective, mixed ability school and a vindication of the school's belief that by providing outstanding pastoral care pupils will thrive and achieve great results. We continue to be motivated by the huge difference between expected grades given to students when they arrive at Sancton Wood in year 7 compared to the actual results they achieve”.
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