ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR FOR BRIGHTON WALDORF SCHOOL STUDENTS IN GCSE RESULTS 88% PASS RATE AGAINST THE NATIONAL AVERAGE OF 78.8%
There were plenty smiles at The Brighton Waldorf School this morning, as the Year 11 pupils eagerly opened envelopes to reveal their highly anticipated GCSE results.
The School’s latest set of GCSE results continue to reflect a consistent upward trend in academic performance across a range of subjects, most notably in English, Maths, Art and Design, Chemistry, German and Drama; with pupils achieving a record 88% pass rate against the national average of 78.8% which is an unparalleled improvement on 69% last year.
Commenting on the positive results, School Director, Damian Mooncie said: “With all the added pressures this year delivered, adapting to new learning techniques and the lack of peer interaction that the COVID-19 pandemic has put on our pupils, it is wonderful to see how they have risen to the challenge and produced such great results in so many subjects.”
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brighton Waldorf School, like all schools across England, submitted centre assessment grades for their Year 11 pupils to the exam boards, due to GCSEs being cancelled this year.
Arriving at these grades has been a huge undertaking for all teachers – a task done with minimal guidance and training.
Brighton Waldorf pupils performed at levels above national averages in many subjects, with outstanding performances in English Language, English Literature, Art and Design and Drama and Higher Maths where pupils achieved 100% and 88% Grade 4 and above, which is above the national pass rate average.
Science Teacher, and Year 11 Guardian for the class of 2021, Dr Tom Smith added: “I am over the moon with these outcomes and so proud of our pupils. This year’s results are a clear demonstration of the character, commitment and determination of our pupils and our supportive School community. I know I speak for all of the teachers at The Brighton Waldorf School when I say it is stimulating and motivating to continue to deliver a rich and inspirational curriculum which meets the needs of each of our individual pupils, ensuring they receive a creative, inspiring education.
“We look forward to the next academic year when we will continue to build upon this year’s success. Our pupils should be extremely proud of their results.”
Damian added: “We are delighted that the School is seeing a great set of GCSE results again this year from our pupils. These are spectacular results and reflect the dedication, diligence and hard work of all the pupils, teachers and our supportive parents. Our school is going from strength to strength and it was a privilege to be amongst so many happy students this morning.
“All our Year 11 pupils have made immense efforts over the last five years and I would personally like to congratulate all of them as well as my dedicated staff and the School community for their support and continued hard work.
“Our congratulations go to each and every one of our Year 11 pupils – we are very proud of you all. Great things now await you as you take the next exciting steps of your educational journey.”