This press release, following the publication of the GCSE and level 2 examination results for 2021, encapsulates the excellent achievements of our students in an incredibly challenging year. This cohort of students have experienced disruption to their education in both years of their examination courses due to the COVID-19 pandemic and should be especially proud of their achievements as we are in them.
Dan Watts – Headteacher
At The Woodroffe School, we are incredibly proud of our GCSE and Level 2 students and wish them the very best for the future, whether continuing with us in the 6th Form or going further afield. We will be there to support and provide assistance to all those who need it during the coming days and weeks, following the release of the GCSE and level 2 results. These are unprecedented times and together we succeed.
This has been a very challenging year for all school students and the significant disruption to education has been felt most keenly by those who should have taken their final exams this summer. Our school has a strong track record of academic excellence and this year, despite the difficulties faced, is no different. Our students have achieved incredibly well across the full range of GCSE and Level 2 qualifications and will continue to do so next year and beyond.
We are disappointed that the school year ended the way that it did for a second year and prevented students from experiencing some of the key moments in their education. However, we are continually amazed by the resilience and perseverance shown by our students in very challenging circumstances.
We also recognise the anxiety caused by the events of the past two years and thank our parents and carers for their continued support. We understand that the changing information surrounding examinations has caused uncertainty and anxiety and for that we are sorry.
Our staff have worked incredibly hard to ensure that students have been cared for and have continued to receive the best education possible. We have strived to ensure that students have been given every chance to pursue their chosen next steps and staff will remain available to offer support and guidance where needed.
Students should be reassured that the grades they have received today have been fully earned following a thorough and consistent assessment process and is the result of their hard work and dedication.
As ever, there were some outstanding individual performances:
- Tilly Arscott achieved nine GCSEs at grade 9 and one at grade 8.
- Lucy Waplington also achieved nine GCSEs at grade 9 and one at grade 8.
- Merlin Thompson achieved six GCSEs at grade 9 and three at grade 8.
- Iris Chapman achieved six GCSEs at grade 9, two at grade 8 and 2 at grade 7.
- Kate Bartlett achieved five GCSEs at grade 9 and five at grade 8.
- Alexander McNeice achieved five GCSEs at grade 9 and five at grade 8.
- Charlotte Rossiter achieved five GCSEs at grade 9 and six at grade 8.
It was pleasing to see so many top grades across all subject areas again this year.
Students will be leaving Woodroffe to take places at 6th Form, college, apprenticeships, and employment. We wish them well and are confident that they are on course to succeed in their chosen fields.
Mrs Thompson and Mr Walker – Heads of Year 11 said:
“I am so proud of this year group and want to congratulate every one of them for their achievements. They worked hard for these results and deserve recognition for the patience, maturity, and resolve they have shown when facing such uncertainty and change. I want to thank them for staying positive and supporting each other through the twists and turns of the last year. My very best wishes to them all.”
“Our Year 11 students have done themselves, their parents, their teachers and the school proud. They have produced an incredible set of results following two incredibly challenging years of education. What a fantastic achievement. I wish everyone all the best for the future and look forward to welcoming back those staying with us in September.”