Year 11 pupils at The Brighton Waldorf School are celebrating this morning after receiving their highly awaited and anticipated GCSE results. The exceptional pass rate of 93% is great recognition for all the hard work, dedication and commitment the pupils put into their studies throughout the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and series of lockdowns.
The School’s latest set of GCSE results continue to reflect a consistent upward trend in academic performance across a wide range of subjects, most notably in English (100%), Higher Maths (100%), Art (100%), German (100%), Physics (100%), Chemistry (86%), History (100%), French (100%), Spanish (100%) and Drama (88%); with pupils achieving a record 93% pass rate which is an unparalleled improvement on 86% last year.
Commenting on the commendable results, School Director, Damian Mooncie said: “With the added demands our pupils have been faced with due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns, today’s results are a great testament to their determination, resolve and resilience. They quickly adapted to a range of new learning techniques and methods, including our online Threshold Learning Suite, and rose to the challenge, producing exceptional results in a broad range of subjects.”
Due to GCSEs being cancelled this year, The Brighton Waldorf School, like all schools across England, submitted centre assessment grades for their Year 11 pupils to the exam boards. The process was extremely time intensive and thorough with all teachers working tirelessly and rigorously to arrive at the grades.
Brighton Waldorf pupils performed at levels above national averages in many subjects, with outstanding performances in English Language, English Literature, Art, Physics, Languages and Higher Maths where they achieved 93% and 38% Grade 7 and above.
Damian continued: “All the teachers and I are tremendously proud of our Year 11 pupils. Their results are a true representation of their character, dedication and talent. They have all made immense efforts over the last five years and I would personally like to congratulate each and every one of them, and my devoted staff and the School community, for their support and continued hard work. Our school is going from strength to strength and it was a privilege to be amongst so many happy students this morning.
“To all our Year 11 pupils, I’d like to say we are very proud of you. Exciting things now await you as you take the next steps on your educational and life journeys.”