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A Great GCSE Performance at Wadham School
Schools are judged on the how they add value in terms of academic attainment and social skills. Wadham School’s GCSE results this year reflect the best student progress in recent years from Key Stage 2 scores at primary school intake through to GCSEs at Key Stage 4. This progress is expected to be higher than the national average - a fantastic result!
This year is the second of a three year transition from the traditional A* to G grades to the more challenging “reformed GCSEs” scored from 9-1. Wadham staff and students are clearly adapting very successfully to the introduction of new subject content and examinations.
There were some fantastic achievements from the most gifted students with Noor Limmer, Andrew Sansum, Caitlin Moffatt and Kathryn Muntz all gaining seven or more GCSEs at grades 8 and 9 - the former A* grade
Bryony Wright, Luke Dowling and Leah Harper also achieved three or more GCSEs at grade 9 - the highest accolade in the new grading system.
Asked what he puts the improvement down to, Head Teacher, Matthew Gardner said, “I’m delighted that our forensic approach, with real emphasis on early detection of students that need additional support has achieved the desired outcome. It has not just been about giving extra help to students outside the curriculum, but also adjusting the teaching, week in week out to reflect class needs and to address areas of difficulty.”
Simon White, Deputy Head Teacher said, “It has been great to see so many good results and so many happy young people today, with many students exceeding their target grades.
Both students and teachers will be celebrating successes tonight.
The school hopes the excellent GCSE performance this year will influence parents and pupils across the Ilminster and Crewkerne area to attend the Wadham School Open Evening on Monday 24th September.