GCSE Results 2020
GCSE Results day: Thursday 20th August
Mrs Parsons (Principal) writes:
Today we are celebrating the success of our Year 11 cohort with the publication of this year’s GCSE results. This remarkable group of young people have been a credit to themselves and Sidmouth College not only during the last five months but over the past five years. The qualities that they have shown, commitment to their studies, positive attitudes to their learning, resilience, determination to succeed, and desire to aim high, have meant that they are today finally able to see the rewards of this hard work. We were devastated that our students were unable to sit their final exams and missed out on the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills within the formal examinations. The results that our students have received today are a true reflection of their potential and should now be celebrated.”
We welcome the Government's decision to allow both GCSE and A level students to use their centre assessed grades if they were higher than the grades they received under the discredited moderation scheme. "The focus for us has always been on the fairness of the process, to ensure that no student was disadvantaged," she said.
"The generation of centre assessed grades is one that was carried out with a high level of rigour, integrity and accountability, based on high quality evidence from prior assessments with a thorough quality assurance moderation process. As a College we were confident that our centre assessed grades were accurate and reflected the ability of each individual student.”
"The importance of these results is to provide options and opportunities for all students to further their education or training. We work hard at Sidmouth College to foster a lifelong love of learning in all our students and we are excited to be welcoming back record numbers of students into our high performing sixth form. Last week we celebrated excellent A level results which have continued to improve following the recent government changes.”
"I would like to thank all of the staff at the College for their continued dedication to our students, the high quality teaching, learning and support that they have provided has enabled our students to be successful today, I would also like to thank our parent community who have worked alongside us in partnership over the last five years. My final thank you goes to Mr Ingham-Hill (Vice Principal) who has worked closely with the year group during this pivotal year providing clear structure and high expectations, I know that the students have once again benefited from his leadership."
"We are looking forward to celebrating the success of this year group later on in the Autumn term with the GCSE Celebration Evening and the Prom, this will be an opportunity to recognise the wonderful individuals who have made this cohort such a pleasure to work with."
Mrs Sarah Parsons (Principal)