Wensleydale School pupils celebrate GCSE results

L-R Maddy Acton, Brodie Allinson, Charlotte Curnin and Elinor Weems celebrate their GCSE results. Photo by Debbie Allen, Scenicview Gallery & Studio ©20212Scenicview

Students and staff at The Wensleydale School in Leyburn are celebrating this year’s GCSE exam results.

School leaders say that considering the students have faced major disruption to their learning, the grades earned this year are a true testament to the hard work and perseverance of the students through the global pandemic.

More than a third of students achieved a grade 7 or above GCSE or equivalent (38.9 per cent), with more than half (56.84 per cent) achieving a grade 4 or above.

The overall GCSE grade 4 pass rate is 97 per cent.

Julia Polley, headteacher at The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form, said: “We are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students who are the first cohort to take externally-graded exams in two years, following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

She added: “Despite their Year 10 studies being significantly interrupted, we are able to say that every single student sat their exams this year, and that is important to remember.”

L-R Jess Stanley, Cleo Baker and Poppy Hainsworth open their GCSE results.
Photo by Debbie Allen, Scenicview Gallery & Studio
©20212Scenicview

Individual successes worthy of special mention, include:

  • Cleo Baker who achieved 4 grade 8s, 4 grade 7s, and 10 higher grade passes overall
  • Arthur Clarkson who achieved 2 x grade 8s, and 5 x grade 7s, and 10 overall higher grade passes
  • Charlotte Curnin who achieved 11 overall higher grade passes
  • Poppy Hainsworth who achieved 2 x grade 8s, 4 grade 7s, 4 grade 6s, and 10 higher passes overall
  • Oscar Lambert who achieved 10 overall higher grade passes including an incredible grade 9 in GCSE Business studies

The Wensleydale School wishes all students future success as they move into the next step of their education.