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GCSE Results 2020

(Posted on 26/08/20)

Students at William Brookes School celebrated receiving their GCSE and vocational results today. After what has been an extraordinary year 11, cut short by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, the students have been rewarded for their hard work and resilience over the 5 years to date at school.

Special mention must go to our top ten performing students: Adam Thomas, Josh Walker, Emma Baker, Alistair Mackie, Aimee Hickinbottom, Oliver Firmstone, Anya Paget, Joe Bynoth, Marina Bennet and Henry Fawcett who all averaged grade 8 across their ten subject entries.

Headteacher Geoff Renwick said “This has been a very difficult year for this group of students. They have missed out on so many important moments in the last five months including celebrations like last day, fancy dress day, celebration assembly and prom. They also missed out on the opportunity to showcase their talent in the terminal GCSE exams and say their farewells to the staff, who have supported them throughout, but it has been great to see them collect their results in person today. They have been a credit to the school, and I hope that they are justifiably proud of what they have achieved. Everyone can move happily onto the next stage of their lives and we wish them well in their future endeavours.”

Chair of Governors Catherine Connery commented that “Governors have worked with the Leadership Team and all staff at school to ensure that the outcomes students received today were a fair reflection of their ability and attitude to work. I would like to thank staff for their diligence in ensuring accuracy in this very important process. As a parent, I would also like to express my gratitude for all the support that students have received at home, over what has been such a difficult period.”

Sixth Form Leader Claire Mincher said “We are looking forward to welcoming many of our students and those from other centres, who have gained some outstanding grades, joining us in the Sixth Form in September. After the difficulties of the last six months, I hope that they are ready for the challenge of getting their learning back on track with the support of our exceptional pastoral and teaching team. Our small class sizes will allow the necessary individual guidance that will be critical in speedily re-engaging each student in their chosen subjects”