STUDENTS at William Edwards School, part of South West Essex Community Education Trust, are celebrating another year of excellent GCSE exam results.
The school had great success in core subjects this year with 79% of pupils achieving at least a grade 4 in English and 78% of students achieving a grade 4 or higher in Maths.
There were also some strong performances in a number of diverse subject areas with pupils gaining at least a grade 4 pass in Art (100%), Design Technology (77%), Dance (85%), Music (80%) and Photography (94%).
Vocational qualifications also performed well, with Health and Social Care (Technical Award) seeing a high Level 2 pass rate and numerous merits and distinctions.
Simon Bell, Headteacher at William Edwards School, said: “We are delighted with our results this year and believe our pupils deserve every success for all their hard work. It’s important to remember that our pupils hadn’t even chosen their subject choices when the Covid-19 pandemic first started, so to achieve such strong results during what has been a challenging few years, is a true testament to their work ethic and resilience.
“I would also like to extend my gratitude to our staff for their fantastic work in helping to ensure that our pupils were well supported and prepared ahead of their exams this year. These wonderful sets of results across a wide and diverse range of subjects is down to the talent and commitment of both staff and pupils and we wish those who are leaving us all the very best for the future.”
Notable individual performances included Elizabeth Noble (Head Girl) who achieved seven grade 9s, one grade 8 and one grade 7 and Yousef Barry, who gained five grade 9s, three grade 8s and one grade 7.
For more information about the school, please visit: https://williamedwards.org.uk/