Year 11 GCSE Results

I’m delighted to be able to say that the GCSE results the Pupils of GTS received today truly recognised the hard work and perseverance of the pupils and staff during their time with us.

As you know, this year’s GCSE results had to be awarded differently from usual, after exams were unable to go ahead due to Covid-19. Schools and colleges were asked to use their professional experience to make a fair and objective judgement of the grades they believed a pupil would have achieved had they sat their exams this year, and to submit these centre-assessed grades (CAGs) to the relevant exam board.

Groups of teachers and leaders in each subject worked together to discuss and agree the centre-assessed grade for each pupil. They considered a wide range of available evidence, including class work, mock exams and other records of pupil performance. Staff at GTS worked extremely hard to ensure that all pupils received results which reflected their effort and ability whilst maintaining the integrity and rigour of the exam process.

The Government’s initial intention was that the exam boards would then moderate the CAGs, however, the method they planned to use proved problematic, and was likely to lead to many grades being unfairly downgraded. The Government therefore made the decision that GCSE and A- level pupils would be awarded whichever was higher for each subject – their CAG or their calculated grade. These are the grades the pupils received today and I am confident in the credibility of grades the pupils were awarded and they should be justifiably proud of their achievements.

The Class of 2020 have been a fantastic Year group throughout their time at GTS. I am sad to think that their time with us ended in the way it did but I am happy that they will have left with the results that will allow them to take the next step in life’s journey. They have all managed the challenges of Covid-19 extremely well and I am sure they will have developed a new level of resilience which will hold them in good stead as they move forward.

Good luck to you all!!

Mr A Bloodworth
Headteacher

 

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