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Year 11 Students, The Swanage School, Celebrate GCSE Exam Success!

For only the second time, Year 11 students at The Swanage School are today celebrating GCSE exam success.

48 students sat English and Maths and a range of 15 other GCSE exams in May and June, experiencing a long wait through the summer to receive their results. 

A very high English pass rate of 79% was a highlight for this year group.  In Further Maths, 100% of students achieved C or above.  Individual success stories include Jodie Stannard achieving Grade 9 in Maths and A* in Further Maths. The new Grade 9 is even more difficult to achieve than a grade A*. 

Katie Stevens, with her A grade average, achieved over 2.5 grades more across all subjects than predicted by her Key Stage 2 scores at age 11. Ethan Ferrari’s results were also exceptional achieving 1.5 grades above his predictions aged 11.

Jodie Stannard said: “I’m relieved to get my results today after feeling so nervous and excited, particularly with the new levels meaning higher demands and the unknown! I’m really chuffed, especially with my Maths results. Big thanks to my school and dedicated teachers.”

Tristram Hobsom, Head teacher said: I am really proud of the students who have worked so hard for so long to get the grades they deserve. As always, it’s been a real team effort, with teachers, teaching assistants and other school staff helping students and their parents prepare for the increasingly challenging GCSEs. I am sure residents of Swanage will be equally proud of the achievements of their young people and am pleased that the school could help them on their way to becoming well rounded adults.

Students leave The Swanage School after Year 11.  This group are moving on to a range of further education opportunities including A Level studies, apprenticeships and vocational courses across Dorset and Hampshire.

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