21st August 2020 — On Thursday 20 August, our candidates received their GCSE and IGCSE results: we are delighted to say that they have been awarded grades that reflect their hard work and commitment throughout the two years of the courses they undertook. Our teachers prepared, analysed and evaluated a wide range of data which allowed us to predict grades with rigour and integrity, and our pupils have been rewarded accordingly. This includes our able international pupils who take our one year Pre-6th course, with several achieving the highest grades in Maths, Physics and Economics.
Our Year 11 pupils also made ample use of the Skills for Sixth Form courses that we created to support them through lockdown and ensure that their learning continued. All our Year 11 pupils had the opportunity to take a bridging course in the subjects they are planning to take forward to Sixth Form, as well as taking on individual projects and career-related research and preparation. We look forward to welcoming back many of our pupils in the knowledge that they are prepared for the challenges and excitement of Sixth Form study at King Edward’s Witley, whether they have opted for the International Baccalaureate or A-Levels.
King Edward’s Head, Joanna Wright commented: “I am delighted that our pupils have received results that make sense and recognise ability and effort over a sustained period of time. Credit goes to the pupils and their teachers for being so resilient in these unusual circumstances. They have been a great year group who have achieved some of our best results ever. We celebrate their achievement. I am sure that all parents and pupils are relieved and reassured to see how the grades reflect what pupils deserve and to know that pupils have not been affected adversely by an algorithm that is impersonal, inhuman and inflexible. The data we used to reach these results is founded on the excellent knowledge and professional judgement of our dedicated and conscientious teachers. The School is going from strength to strength in its academic performance so we are thrilled to see today’s great results.”
We look forward to welcoming pupils back for the start of the Autumn term in September.