GCSE success at John Kyrle
Students, parents, staff and governors at John Kyrle High School are delighted with the GCSE grades, as they were with A levels last week. In these unprecedented times, the hard work of students and staff has been recognised.
Headteacher, Nigel Griffiths, said: “Students should be enormously proud of these outcomes. The processes teachers used to estimate grades were thorough and robust. They considered different forms of evidence. These included mock exams, tests and students’ work across the two years of GCSE.”
As well as praising his students, Mr Griffiths said his staff have been brilliant during this time. He said: “They spent a huge amount of time assessing students’ all-round performance to estimate grades at GCSE and A level. Whilst doing this, they were also setting and marking online work for the rest of the school.
“I also want to commend parents and carers for their support of students and the school. It is the resilience and ambition of the whole JKHS community which has allowed us to come through this worrying period celebrating such immense success at the end.”
Nick Wardale, Head of Year 11, congratulated his students. He said: “They have been an asset to the community with their involvement in all aspects of school life. I am delighted to hear that students are now moving on to their first-choice futures, including many returning to JKHS’s ‘Outstanding’ sixth form.”
Some of John Kyrle’s Year 11 students wanted to share their thoughts. Jed Daniel said: “I have had a great five years at JKHS and, at the end of a difficult couple of months, I am so pleased with my GCSE results. Many thanks to all my teachers.”
Lucy Davies said: “My time at John Kyrle has gone so quickly. I have been able to pursue an interest in dance with the support of school. I am really happy with my results and looking forward to starting sixth form at JKHS.”