After a week of uncertainty for students over the potential unfairness of moderated GCSE grades we had the welcome decision that the Centre Assessed Grades would be used or the calculated grade if that was higher. This was the right decision after the stress caused with A level results and all our students now have grades they should be proud of and can move on to their post 16 education or training.
Teachers followed a strict process in deciding the grades and had to base them on evidence from mock exams and coursework. The students do deserve the grades they have achieved. All have proved they can perform at the level they have been awarded and today we celebrated some excellent results.
Tom Higham and Phoebe Hood achieved the highest overall grades, each with 5 grade 9s. Both are hoping to go to York College to study ‘A’ levels.
Rachel Telfer topped the tree with 6 grade 9s in biology, chemistry, food and nutrition, geography, drama and physics and hope to go to Wyke College to study ‘A’ levels in French, Chemistry, Maths and Drama.
Libby needed mum’s help to hold all her grade 9s! Libby Ainley achieved grade 9s in Art, English Language, English Literature and PE and hopes to go to Wyke to study English Literature, Graphics and Sociology.
Kian Oxtoby also achieved top grades in all 3 science and intends to study biology, chemistry and maths at York College. Amy Smith achieved a grade 9 in PE and hopes to continue with her PE at Wyke alonith Kacey Webster who hopes to study Drama at Wyke after achieving a grade 9 at GCSE.
All in all a great day with all our students celebrating some excellent results. Well done to you all and massive thank you to all the staff at The Market Weighton School for supporting all our students achieve such fantastic results.