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Wyvern College GCSE Examination Results 2018


Wyvern is celebrating another high attaining year in terms of its GCSE results, with over three-quarters of its Year 11 leavers achieving the new Grades 4 to 9 in Maths and in English for the second year running in response to the newly reformed GCSE examinations.  With respect to the overlap between the two core subjects, provisionally around 70% of the students crossed this threshold in both English and Mathematics. 


Although we are not in a position to calculate the relatively new ‘Progress 8’ score at this stage – i.e. the national schools’ performance measure which compares the students’ progress from their secondary school starting points as 11-year olds against their peers nationally within a prescribed curriculum – the high attainment right across the curriculum augurs well for a very positive score against this progress measure. It will almost certainly be positive score, but is ultimately dependent on how well other schools have performed nationally.


Retiring Headteacher, Mr Alan Newton, said, “As always, I credit the expertise, experience and diligence of the teaching and support staff.  The high percentages of students achieving the very top grades, including the exceptional new Grade 9 in Maths & English, are testimony to an outstanding teaching input.  But also the work ethic and aspirations of the students have ensured that they have made the most of everything we have provided, from extra after-school and lunchtime revision sessions to Saturday schools.  The vast majority of students have achieved ‘personal bests’ in their GCSEs which speaks volumes about Wyvern as a learning community.”


He went on to express his profound satisfaction with high achievement across a traditional, broad academic curriculum: e.g. Science did very well (both single Sciences and Combined Science GCSEs) as did Computer Science (80% – 9 to 4); Humanities’ subjects, as ever performed exceptionally well (e.g. History 70%), and the arts continue to flourish:  e.g. Music (91%).


Many of Wyvern’s grades were the new top grades of 8 or 9: e.g. in History, RE, Citizenship, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music and Spanish, between 30-75% of the students sitting these exams achieved these exceptionally high grades, once again demonstrating the College’s ability to establish and meet the highest expectations of its students.


In addition, many of Wyvern’s leavers have also accrued distinguished achievements in what were or still are, as yet, ‘unreformed’ GCSEs, in for example, GCSE French, several Technology GCSEs and Media Studies.


Wyvern is proud of its distinguished history as a comprehensive school and the high attainment of the vast majority of students combined with the high levels of progress of all the young people of the Class of 2018 is a mark of the College’s consistency over many years.


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