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.