After yesterday’s A-level results, tomorrow at 8.30 am, it will be the turn of Year 11 students to find out their GCSE grades, before joining the Sixth Form in September.
This year things are a bit different, as formal exams were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, grades are being awarded through a process of school assessed grades, determined against a national standard and approved and awarded by the national exam boards.
Headteacher, Sharon Cromie explains: “Wycombe High School has an internal system of ongoing and common assessments across every subject, department and teacher, which was used to internally examine every student on every aspect of their GCSE subjects. Our students also sat the Exam Body mini examinations introduced by the government in May. This means our students’ GCSE grades are based on extensive and robust evidence and are the best possible foundation for our Sixth Form”.
“I am full of admiration for our students and sincerely grateful to the staff at Wycombe High School who, along with parents, have unwaveringly supported these young people”.
The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.