Wyvern bucks the trend

Although some results have still to be confirmed, students and staff at Wyvern College are celebrating after an encouraging set of GCSE examination results.

Of the boys educated at Wyvern in Year 11, 56% have achieved the all-important 5 A*-C grades and a hugely impressive 73% of students achieved eight GCSE qualifications including English and Maths.  Particularly strongly performing subjects included ICT (96%), Art (83%), French (73%), History (72%) and PE (75%). It is anticipated that 47% of students will have gained five or more GCSEs at C or above including English and Maths.

“We managed to buck the national trend in English, with 68% gaining a Grade C or above,” said new Headteacher-designate Paul German.  “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 Tom Whitehead and Kyle Hill who gained 8 top grades and 10 B grades between them.

“We are delighted that 99% of students gained GCSE qualifications – showing our determination that every boy will leave the College prepared for future education or training. The boys in this year-group can look forward with confidence to an equally accomplished future.

In common with other schools, Wyvern has felt the effects of the changed system.

But these results testify to the hard work, determination and ambition of Wyvern students and staff and the support of parents and the local community. Nevertheless, we recognise the need to build on the successes of the 2014 cohort and ensure that more boys realise their full potential next year.