On Monday the Government decided to make a very late change as to how GCSE grades have been finalised. The final confirmed grades awarded by the exam boards were based on the highest grade between a students’ Centre Assessed Grade and the calculated grade determined by Ofqual. The King Edward VI School students have once again achieved excellent results today.
Headteacher, Clare Savage commented:
Congratulations to our Year 11 students, for your hard work over the last three years at King Edwards and particularly for how well you have handled the last few months. We know it has not been easy for them but they have done fantastically well to get through such a difficult period of uncertainty. As a school community we are proud of their efforts and achievements and look forward to welcoming the majority of our students back into our Sixth Form. We wish all our students every all the best in their future endeavours and look forward to hearing of their future successes.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all staff and parents on behalf of all our students for all the support they have given them, particularly over the last few months.
Caroline Stephen, Year 11 Lead stated
When school partially closed so abruptly back in March, my final words to year 11 at the time were ‘go out there and be the very best versions of you’. Over the last few months the students have shown this unreservedly. They have helped each other through very confusing, and often sad times. This year has been very different for all of us in education, but the class of 2020 have much to be proud of, including this set of excellent results. Well done Year 11. I could not be more proud of you as accomplished students; resilient, curious, respectful, caring, motivated and responsible individuals.