Wensleydale School students celebrate GCSE success

GCSE students at The Wensleydale School in Leyburn are celebrating after achieved good exam results.

Several students achieved the highest grade 9s in subject such as DT, art, maths, further maths and triple science, opening the way for them to pursue the next stage of their education, be it academic or vocational.

Student Molly Hunter achieved grade 9s in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.

She said: “I’m delighted with my grade 9s, and will continue my studies so that I can study something mathematical at university.”

For the 22/23 academic year, the school made changes to its curriculum, to maximise and prioritise learning.

A more structured school day was introduced, with five hours dedicated to focused learning, regular breaks for students to relax and assimilate, and a choice of 30+ enrichment activities offered in the final hour, four days a week.

The new homework policy ensured students had ample time to balance their academic responsibilities with personal interests, family time, and extracurricular pursuits.

Head Julia Polley said: “Our top priority is to give all our students every possible opportunity to achieve what they want in life, and that starts with a solid educational foundation.

“This year has obviously seen disruptions due to teachers’ strikes, but we didn’t let this get in the way of our important work.

“We couldn’t be prouder of each and every student, and wish them every success for their futures.”