Despite the difficulties faced due to the Coronavirus, we admire the resilience demonstrated by the children and young people that we support, who have by adapted to the changes in their education and everyday lives.
Our year 11 pupils set new records for exam results this summer with significant grade increases compared to 2018/19 adding to a three year already improving trend. 13% of young people achieved a good pass (grade 5+) in English and Maths (compared to 6% last year) and 29% achieved a grade 4+ in English and maths (up from 6% last year). These results will allow a greater percentage of our young people to engage in higher level qualifications at post 16 and will have a significantly positive effect on future outcomes.
We also saw an increase in the number of young people gaining a 4+ in English (42% up from 18%) and maths (33% up from 18%). The number of young people achieving at least one GCSE increased from 53% to 71% and the number of young people achieving 5 or more GCSE at level 4+ rose to 33% from 12%. We are encouraged that more of our young people will be able to access level 3 courses at post 16 this September and want to send huge congratulations to all the young people who achieved these great results.
At Key Stage 5, the young people have achieved excellent outcomes across a wide range of qualifications, including ESOL (5), Entry Level 1 (5), Entry Level 2 (10), Entry Level 3 (6), Level 1 (4), GCSE (17), Level 2 BTEC (1), Functional Skills (1), Level 3 BTEC (4), Level 3 A levels (3).
We have had more young people achieving Level 3 qualifications this year (5) compared to last year (3). There was a standout result for one young person, who having come to the UK at the age of 16 as an unaccompanied asylum seeker with no spoken English, gained his L2 qualifications and studied Level 3 BTEC at post 16. He received triple Distinction * grades and is going to Greenwich University to further his studies. All 5 young people completing Level 3 qualifications are moving on to places at University and Sutton Virtual School has ensured financial support and accommodation is in place to allow these young people to be successful in their future studies.
Well done to all of our Post 16 students who have gained places at colleges and sixth forms. Despite not being able to complete your GCSEs or other qualifications in the usual way, we are delighted that so many of you have started your chosen courses. We wish you lots of success for the forthcoming year.
Congratulations to our hard-working and determined Sutton Care Leavers who have gained places at University for September 2020.
- OA – University of Kent to study Biomedical Sciences
- RA – University of Greenwich to study Computer Science
- KG – University of Hertfordshire to study Events Management with Spanish
We wish them all the best in the future and hope that they thoroughly enjoy their University experiences.
Well done to all our infant and primary school children who finished their end of key stage studies in the summer term. It hasn’t been the school year at anyone anticipated but we are really proud of your hard work!
After trying so hard all year SkG has finally achieved her gold masters Ninja Maths band. The first girl at Bysingwood to achieve this.
Well done to SK and MAS for sitting their Functional Skills level 2 Maths and English exams.