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Undershaw celebrates as students are ready to soar

By August 24, 2023September 12th, 2023No Comments

2023 sees a record-breaking year as Undershaw students collect their GCSE, BTEC and Functional Skills results:

  • Students excelled in GCSE history and statistics, particularly, with 100% of students achieving a grade 9.
  • 100% of students who sat GCSE music achieved a grade 4+
  • 100% of students entered into Level 2 BTEC qualifications achieved at least a Pass grade.
  • 100% pass rate for Year 10 and Year 11 students who completed the Level 1 Functional Skills exams, which is a fantastic achievement.
  • Overall, 50% of grades achieved are awarded at the higher levels (grade 5+/merit for BTEC level 2), with a superb 28% of grades achieving excellence at 7+.

Congratulations to all our students who worked hard to ensure that they achieved, despite their barriers to learning. Particular mention goes to the following students who were some of our top performers or achieved beyond their target grades and gave us permission to share their results!

  • Jack who achieved 5 grade 9s, a grade 8 and an A for additional maths.
  • Edward who achieved a grade 9, a grade 8, 3 grade 7s and a grade 6.
  • Elliott who achieved 2 grade 7s and 3 grade 6s.
  • Alex who achieved amazingly, with grade 5s across the board and a merit in his Performing Arts BTEC!
  • Eva who excelled in Music and Performing Arts and achieved good passes in her English and Maths qualifications.

We are so very proud of the results achieved by our students this year. These results are testament to their hard work, resilience, and perseverance. The staff have supported the students to successfully navigate the examinations despite the students’ barriers to learning and the impact of the pandemic. We break all school records this year with the number of higher grades achieved including grade 9s, in a year when grade boundaries are returning to pre-pandemic levels. Our students move on to our Post 16 provision or main stream colleges, with a great set of qualifications. Just as importantly, whilst attaining these wonderful grades, they have also developed their social and communication skills, built their confidence, and have become the most delightful group of young people. We look forward to hearing all about their next steps and their future successes.

Emma WestHeadteacher
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