GCSE success at Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership despite the disruption of COVID-19

GCSE success at Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership despite the disruption of COVID-19

Once again it has been a fantastic year for GCSE results across all of the Trust secondary schools. Despite the challenges of the last year, pupils in Year 11 at all 8 secondary schools have achieved results that reflect the hard work and determination they have all shown throughout the pandemic. Without exception, each school has reported improve results this year, which would place all schools in the top 25% nationally and some in the top 5%. Over 70% of pupils across the Trust secured a grade 5 in both Maths and English and the value-added score for the schools combined was +0.64. This means pupils over-achieved by more than half a grade in every subject they entered. A stunning achievement.

Pupils who were in receipt of Pupil Premium funding also posted excellent results with high value-added scores, as did those who have a special educational need. In our special school provision, pupils have caught up missed learning quickly and have completed extra lessons to ensure they are ready for the next steps after Year 11. For these pupils, the challenge has been even greater, but they have worked really hard so that any gaps in their learning have been closed.

CEO and Executive Headteacher Alun Williams said: "I am delighted for all our Year 11 pupils across all of our schools. It has been a tough year again with lessons disrupted and the exam boards really scrutinising assessments sat in school by pupils. I have been so impressed by the attitude of Year 11 across all schools. They have acted maturely and with great responsibility. Attendance in school has been very high and the work ethic has been impressive. They deserved to do well and one look at the headline results, shows they have done just that. Well done to all of you".