Today, August 25, students, staff and parents at St John’s Marlborough and Pewsey Vale School have been celebrating GCSE and BTEC results. After two years of Covid disruption, the students were understandably nervous about the likely outcome of this year’s examinations. However, the hard work by students and staff has brought success and many opportunities for the future.
St John’s Executive Principal, Ian Tucker said, “All our students have exceeded expectations and produced some of the best results for St John’s. They have done this through real adversity and responded to the kindness and support of our teachers and support staff.
There has been so much disruption for schools to deal with over the last few years and every hurdle has been cleared in a way which produces the best possible outcomes for our students. I couldn’t be more proud of the many people who played their part in working with this cohort of special young people. We wish them the very best in their next steps, whether at St John’s or on another carefully chosen pathway.”
At Pewsey Vale School, Rosie B was one of only 2,193 16 year olds in the country who achieved the top grade(Grade 9) in all her subjects. Fellow student, Ben E was also celebrating his excellent GCSE results which have won him a scholarship to study at Marlborough College in the sixth-form.
Headteacher, Neil Pritchard, commented, “I am extremely proud of how our students have performed over the past few years and the results that they have achieved. It is great to see so many staff and students and families celebrating the successes. Some of our students have achieved some of the highest grades in the country and this is a testament to all of their hard work and their teachers’ dedication.
Today we have been making sure that everyone has secured places on the various post-16 courses that they are moving on to; whether it be local sixth forms, colleges, grammar schools or apprenticeships. I can’t wait to hear of their future successes and wish them the very best.”
Chief regulator of Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) said, “Students collecting GCSE results today can be so proud of their achievements – a testament to their hard work and resilience over the past two years. As with A-level results, today’s GCSE results are higher than those of 2019, and – as we have always said – lower than in 2021, when there was a different method of assessment. It makes sense to compare this year’s results with those of 2019 when exams were last sat.”