St Wilfrid's celebrates students GCSE results
The students of St Wilfrid’s are quite rightly receiving some excellent grades this morning. Due to the cancellation of public examinations, the grades submitted by their teachers to the exam boards were based on evidence acquired through a range of robust internal school assessments, all of which have been rigorously quality assured in line with guidance from the examination boards.
No matter from what school across Crawley, each and every student receiving their results this morning should be rightly proud of their efforts and of how they have coped with the significant changes to their education as well as society as a whole over these last eighteen months. Their grades reflect their hard work and resilience together with the dedicated commitment of staff and the support of their families across the town.
Michael Ferry, Headteacher comments, “I am proud that at St Wilfrid’s we continue our commitment to the holistic development of each student and that through offering a broad and balanced curriculum we give every student the opportunity to maximise their progress in subjects which they are passionate about. The grades they are receiving today are clear evidence of that.
Today is a day to celebrate success. We have been through unprecedented times which have seen students have to adapt to new ways of learning and by doing so show high levels of resilience and dogged determination to ensure their success. What students are receiving today is a measure of their hard work and application in difficult circumstances over a long period of time, and they are very well earned indeed. As the Head of the Exams Regulator (OfQual) stated earlier this week, these teacher-assessment grades are “likely to give a much more accurate” reflection of students’ capabilities than exams.”
St Wilfrid’s has again continued its tradition of high levels of attainment, seeing a significant number of students, too numerous to mention individually, receiving at least 8 grade 7s at GCSE/Distinction at BTEC, or above (the old A/A* measure). As in previous years, we have also seen some stand out performances resulting in a high number of students awarded at least one grade 9:
1 x grade 9: James Bullen, Anna Beatriz Diel, Anna Carolina Diel, Brooke Griffiths, Martha Kubwalo, Clyde Red, Emie Sarmiento, Natasha Warren, Sarah McLarnon, Jifa Sepenoo
2 x grade 9: Neil Coone, Ruari Tobin
3 x grade 9: Johanna Canlas, Oliver Fines, Sam Judson, Weronika Krolak, Duy Pham
4 x grade 9: Alex Carlyn, Joshua Heffernan, Bartosz Kwit
5 x grade 9: Cerise Sefa, Oscar Vaughan, Amelia Kowal, Nyah Hawkes
7 x grade 9: Kincso Huczek
Huge congratulations go to all of our students; we wish them well as they move into the next phase of their education or training. As they move on to the next phase of their lives it is important that no matter what grades they have received, that they remember that they are not defined by them; each and every young person has much to offer and we wish them every success and happiness.