Well done to our Year 11 students who collected their GCSE results last week. This year group was the first to sit the new, more rigorous GCSE exams graded 9-1, rather than A*-C in English Language, English Literature, and Maths, and it has been a real challenge for students and staff to prepare for the new exams without the benefit of past papers.
Their hard work has paid off, however, and Wickersley retains its position as the highest performing school in Rotherham for both grades 4 and above in English and Maths (the new “Standard pass”) and grade 5 and above in English and Maths (the new “Strong pass”).
Only 2000 students in the country, out of over half a million, gained the new top grade 9 in English language, English Literature, and Maths, and two of our students, Holly Adams and Cyane Robinson did just that – an amazing achievement!
We wish our outgoing Year 11 students good luck in the next stage of their education!
We had lots to celebrate with our Year 13 students on A level results day too. The vast majority of our students got into their first choice university with some absolutely amazing results from our very top students including:
There is a lot for our students to be really proud of, especially in the tough climate of A level reform.
22% of our students achieved an A* or A grade and 71% achieved A*-C. Our students studying our applied courses did particularly well putting Wickersley students well above National average.
Well done to all of our students in Year 13 – their hard work has paid off.
You can view all the photos from both results day on the school Facebook.