12th August 2021

Y11 Receive Outstanding GCSE Results

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Students at Sancton Wood School were thrilled to receive their exam results this morning.  97% of the students achieved grades 4-9.  An astounding 27% were grade 9s and almost 70% of the GCSEs awarded were in the top grades, 7-9.

The results are in line with those of previous years at Sancton Wood, both the examined GCSEs and last year’s non examined GCSEs.   Sancton Wood is delighted that the consistency of these excellent results proves not only that its approach to education is successful but also that there is no question the results are well deserved.

“I want to congratulate our students who achieved these excellent results.  We do not academically select students or hot house them towards exams; instead our approach is that through kindness, respect, nurturing and wonderful teaching our students achieve their full potential.  In addition we offer a truly varied curriculum so our young people can excel at what they enjoy. There has been much discussion in the media recently about this year’s results but the truth is that it is due to students’ individual hard work and diligence these grades have been achieved.” said Richard Settle, Principal Sancton Wood.

Outgoing Head Prefect, Sanika, achieved a full score of grade 9s, a distinction in her creative writing HPQ and also recently recorded a TED talk.

“I joined Sancton Wood in Year 8 and have had the happiest time at school.  I’ve been given opportunities (even during COVID), been encouraged, made truly good friends and have had a fantastic relationship with my teaching staff.  I’m also delighted with my results, as are so many of my friends.  I am hoping to study medicine in the future and this is one step towards that goal – I thank everyone at Sancton Wood”

“This year more than any other has proved there is so much more to education than exam results.  Every parent, student and teacher in the country must be so proud of how our young people have supported each other and conducted themselves in what has been a sometimes scary and certainly unprecedented year.  We are so proud of all they have achieved and we thank them for the spirit they have shown – it has kept us going too.” Debra King, Head of Senior School.

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