Thu, 20 Aug 2020
KENNET School has praised its Year 11s for an excellent set of GCSE results.
The school said: "During a year of such change for our entire country, Kennet School has remained confident in the performance of its Year 11 pupils based on their exceptional record of achievement.
"As a cohort, our Year 11 pupils embody the Kennet motto 'excellence through endeavour' and we congratulate them on achieving an excellent set of results.
"We look forward to the impact they are going to have on younger year groups as the majority return to school in September to continue their Sixth Form studies and build upon the strong foundations already laid."
Pupils have received their GCSE results following a U-turn on grading – but BTec pupils will have to wait for their grades amid last-minute changes.
Teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be awarded their final results, the higher of either their teachers’ estimated grade or the moderated grade, after exams were cancelled.
It follows the announcement that GCSE and A-level students would be able to receive grades based on assessments by schools or colleges, rather than an algorithm, after thousands of A-level results were downgraded last week.
Some of Kennet's top performers were:
Lucy Moran 11 9s, One 8
Eloise Fussell 10 9s, Two 7s
Pratik Yadav 10 9s, One 7, One 6
Oliver Dixon Seven 9s, Three 8s, Two 7s
Dylan Butcher Seven 9s, One 8, Four 7s
Molly Matthews Six 9s, One 8, Two 7s, One 6
Emma Sheppard Two 9s, Nine 8s
Yasmin O'Brien Three 9s, Eight 8s, One 7
Fay Process Six 9s, Two 8s, Four 7s
Eloise Sparks Three 9s, Four 8s, Three 7s
Adam Hodgkinson Six 9s, Three 8s, One 7, Two 6s
Grace Steele Four 9s, Six 8s, One 7, One 6
Maisie Jeger Two 9s, Eight 8s, One 7, One 6
Headteacher Gemma Piper said: “This year group were tracking to provide an exceptional set of results and I’m really pleased that they have got what they deserved.
“Their mock results and all their assessments through the two years were showing us what they were going to achieve so that has enabled them to make the choices that are right for them.
“Today my pupils definitely got what they deserved.
“We have been honest and fair and given them the appropriate grades and we are proud of them.”
On the changes to how grades were assessed this year, Mrs Piper said: “I don’t think the word fair is appropriate in this situation… today the pupils have got the right thing.
“The knock-on affect to the system is for us to manage going forward.”
She said that emailing results had worked incredibly well and that pupils coming in to school for talks after their results had allowed them to be at the heart of the day.
Mrs Piper said that pupils had been offered taster courses for subjects over the summer so that they were not forgotten.
Kennet said it was looking forward to tracking the progress of its pupils as they built on their GCSE achievements in their future academic careers and beyond.