GCSE result success at Saltash

Posted by on Aug 23, 2018 in News | No Comments

With the new, reformed GCSEs rolling out across most subjects this year, saltash.net is really proud to see that, despite more challenging content, results continue to rise.

“We are delighted that, almost without exception, key performance measures are up from last year, including an impressive thirty percent of students achieving at least one grade 7 (the equivalent to the old A grade),” said Headteacher, Kate Littledyke, on results day.

The school’s top three students were Rebecca Horne, who achieved eleven grades 7s or better; and Isaac Frost and Alexandra Hole who each achieved ten grade 7s or above. Between them they amassed a fantastic twelve grade 9s.

Other top performers were: Olivia Bennetts, Daniel Harper, India James, Rhys Naylor, Nia Powell, Poppy Stroud and Lucy Welsh.

Especially worthy of note is Tom Perry, a student in the Area Resource Base, the Zone, who achieved six GCSE pass grades.

Ms Littledyke continued, “We are especially proud of the 30% grades 7 or above achieved by the GCSE Drama students this year. With the pressures of the new schools’ performance measures side-lining the Arts, we have stayed true to our values and kept a broad and balanced curriculum. Alongside robust English and Maths results, we are delighted by the strength of our creative arts provision.”

The school has an impressive sporting track-record too with 85 Year 11 students gaining an additional qualification in sports leadership this year. They were instrumental in the running of 23 sporting events across the county including Primary festivals, disability festivals, Cornwall school games qualifiers and the Cornwall school games as well as our very own sports day.

Head of Year 11, Scott Wieprecht said, “It has been a pleasure to have been able to take this incredible group of young people through for my first year group. Over the past four years they have worked together and supported each other, and I am thrilled their hard work and determination have led to such a lovely morning of celebration of their achievements. The year group really embodies the spirit of hard work paying off.”

Lucy Welsh and Rebecca Horne celebrate their exam results

India James opens her GCSE results

Rhys Naylor reads his GCSE results

Isaac Frost