We take great pleasure in attaching our support guide for students that outlines all the additional help that is available to them to get grades 7-9. We will always be here to support and guide you but sometimes you may need that extra knowledge about where specialist help is available to get those top grades, and if that’s you then check out our booklet below!
Thank you the the families who turned up on Thursday 4 October to see Elevate Education speak about how to support your child through their GCSEs at Yateley School this year. If you missed the seminar then the resources are available to you here and also via a free eBook on supporting your child without becoming the enemy! Why not take a look?
What a great start from our Year 11s this year. Determined to help them understand the path to success we’ve launched an easy to use monthly planner to show students what will be happening each month with key milestones. They’re put up as posters around the school but if you didn’t quite catch the detail then why not take a look here…
Thanks to the 100+ families who joined us on Thursday 13 September 2018 for our Y10 parents information evening. We hope you enjoyed it and found it useful to attend! If you weren’t able to be there all of the resources from the day are here for you to download and view in your own time…
Work Experience Prezi:
GCSEpod Guide and Parent support:
Start times on Wed 5th Sep:
- 8.45 Year 7 Arrive/Induction (Main Hall)
- 9.15 Year 12 Arrive/Induction
- 10.00 Year 10 Arrive/Induction
- 11.00 Year 8,9,11 Arrive/Induction
- 13.00 Year 13 Arrive/Induction
- 13.30 Teaching starts for all years (except Year 7 due to their individual timetable and Year 12)
Yateley School 2018 GCSE results
Twelve years of hard work have paid off for Yateley students who are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results. In a year which has seen huge upheaval, the introduction of a new and uncertain grading system and considerably more challenge in the courses, there is huge relief as well as delight among students and staff. Key performance measures for the school have actually improved including the so-called basics measures – students gaining both English and Maths. The number of students gaining 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above has climbed to 66.5%.
Amongst the overall success and such an accomplished cohort, there have been superb individual performances. Rhiannon Baldwin, Rebekah Goldwag and Lauren Woodman all managed to gain 5 of the coveted new grade 9s, which represent the very highest possible achievement nationally. Across the year group, 46 grade 9s were awarded. Nearly a fifth of all grades were at Grade 7 or above – an A or better under the previous grading system.
Along with improvements in English and Science, Graphics was once again exceptional with 59% of grades at A*/A. Similarly, Child Development and Further Maths enjoyed 100% pass rates as did Biology, and Chemistry. Physics, Art, Dance and Food Technology all enjoyed 9-4 pass rates of above 85%.
Headteacher, Paul German paid tribute to the exceptional hard work, talent and dedication of staff, students and parents. “This is a team effort and I’m absolutely delighted with our team”. Mr German went on to say “For the young people this represents excellent opportunities ahead and bright prospects; we are extremely proud of their achievements, made all the more so in such a challenging educational climate.” Ofsted were extremely complimentary about Yateley School earlier in the year, judging it good overall and with an outstanding Sixth Form and this adds further strength to that judgment.
Yateley School 2018 A-Level results
Students and staff at Yateley School are absolutely delighted with excellent A’ Level and BTEC and Vocational results. Having achieved results in 2017 which were the best in nearly a decade, these results improve on this already strong position. Nearly half (49.1%) of all grades achieved were within the coveted A*-B range; an outstanding achievement and recognition of not only excellent academic standards, but also the progress made by students. Most importantly, an overall pass rate of 98% means that students at Yateley will go on to demanding and rewarding opportunities in degree courses and higher level apprenticeships. Amongst these, Zachary Dodsworth and Katie Day can now go on to read Medicine and Christopher Lai will be studying Finance at the London School of Economics
Within a very accomplished cohort there have been stunning individual performances. Janine Lanek is the top performer with two A* grades, an A grade and a B. She goes on to read Physics at Manchester University. She is very closely followed by Scheharazade Al-Ahmad with her two A*s and one A grade. Exceptionally strong subject performances came from Mathematics (70% A*-B), Child Care (100% A*), Physics, Chemistry, Theatre Studies, Politics and Business Studies
Headteacher Paul German said “I am absolutely thrilled with these superb results. They demonstrate the commitment to excellence in the school and the sheer talent of our amazing students and staff.” “Following the outstanding judgement from Ofsted earlier this year this will give the wider community complete confidence in the great quality of education that we have on offer at Yateley School.” The report had said “Teaching in the sixth form is invariably very strong, and often exemplary.” These results demonstrate this perfectly. Mr German went on to say “I extend my warmest congratulations and thanks to the whole team who have excelled themselves and succeeded in setting our young people well on the way towards success and accomplishment in the future.”
We are so close! So close to finishing! Here is the GCSE Week Ahead plan for Y11 students for 11-15 June. This is a great week that involves study leave starting, the emotion of Leavers’ Assembly and a whole host of additional lessons that you can opt to attend if you want to make the most of your chances in these GCSEs.
Keep going everyone… fight the good fight! You’re almost there!
Here we go… the busiest exam week of the season! I can barely contain my excitement because I know that once this one is over our students are close to the longest and best summer of their lives. Keep going everyone, once you reach that last exam you’ll be thankful for every last ounce of effort you put in.
See below for GCSE Week Ahead schedule for 04 June – 08 June and plan your time well. There’s loads of optional opportunities and you just have to take them!