Following the release of the DFe league tables and the recalibration of the P8 score following remarks and appeals nationally we were disappointed to see that our P8 had moved from -0.30 which had placed us in the average category to -0.31 which now places us in the below average category, which we feel fails to recognise the genuine position of the school. Our P8 score places us very near the boys national average of -0.24 and we saw substantial increase in Maths and English as well as other key areas as documented below. This is trend that is expected to continue this year with the current year 11 on course to show substantial increase in all indicators following very strong results in English Literature and Statistics last academic year.
GCSE Results 2017
Students and staff at Wyvern College are pleased with a strong, encouraging and well deserved set of GCSE results. The determination and commitment of staff, students and parents has been rewarded. Some results remain to be confirmed and some figures remain estimates.
Of the boys educated at Wyvern, 50% gained a Standard Pass or above in both English and Mathematics. There was much anticipated volatility with the new grading system and we are therefore pleased with the strength of this result, with both subjects combined improving by 10% from 2016 results.
We are delighted that every boy gained GCSE qualifications, and 95% gained 8 or more GCSEs showing our determination that all students will leave Wyvern qualified and equipped for further education or training.
Excellent results were seen in a number of subjects including 80% gaining A*- C grade in Catering and there were very strong results in Mathematics.
Over half of our students gained at least one top A*/A grade and, although there are many examples of individual success, of particular note are star performers Bradley Hill with14 passes, 9 at top A*/A grades and Sam Oxley with 13 passes, 8 at A*/A grade.
It is very important to also celebrate the excellent achievement of our Year 10 students, who all sat the new GCSE in English Literature and many of whom also sat Statistics. Tom Halsey should be strongly commended for his Grade 7 in English and a B in Statistics.
I am extremely proud of our students and their achievements. They have set themselves up admirably for further success in the future. I am grateful for the hard work, determination and ambition of Wyvern students and staff as well as the support of parents and the local community. We are fully committed to building ever greater success in the future and ensuring that every boy realises his full potential.