After more than a year of disruptions to education − ranging from ‘home learning’ to burst bubbles and the ‘pingdemic’ − Sir William Romney’s headteacher Jon Bell has heaped praise on his students.
“We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year, ” said Mr Bell.
“Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”
The school produced some outstanding achievements in GCSEs and BTEC qualifications this summer.
“Iola Hilliker achieved grades 8 and 9 in all her GCSE subjects and Emilie Smith and Amy Lovesy obtained a range of grades from 6 to 9 in Maths, English, Art, PE, Drama, History, Geography and French.
“Theo James also achieved fantastic grades in Music, Computer Science, and English Language. Forest Green Academy starlet Fin Bell achieved grades 7s in PE and Geography, grade 6s in History and English Language while achieving grades 4 and 5 in all other subjects.
This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.