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Outstanding success in GCSE English & Maths resits…

31st Jan 2022

At Abingdon & Witney College we like to celebrate success and our recent GCSE resit results are no exception.

Many students have found the prospect of returning to sitting physical examinations daunting with many having their education repeatedly interrupted by the pandemic.

Our results however speak for themselves. Our dedicated maths and English team have enabled many learners who previously either did not achieve their GCSE maths or English at all, or did not achieve the grade they wanted to progress.

An impressive 50% of our 16-18 year old learners achieved grade 4+ in English against a national average of 35.6%. Our 16-18 year old maths results were also 18.7 percentage points above the national average of 20.6%.

The positive news continues with passes across all ages; 70.9% of all English grades awarded to our students were 9-4s (the equivalent of A-Cs) against a national average of 36.7%

Maths grades showed an incredible 73.6% of passes at grades 9-4 against a national average of 21.4%

Jenny Craig, Deputy Principal for Curriculum and Quality at the College said:

“I am absolutely delighted that our students have achieved such fantastic results which is testament to their hard-work, resilience and dedication and the support provided by our amazing English and Maths teachers. This is the first time that many students will have taken formal exams given the use of teacher assessed grades over the last two years and we know that achieving good GCSE English and Maths results opens up a wealth of opportunities for them; congratulations to them all.”

We provide a supportive environment for students who want to fulfil their GCSE potential. We understand that there are reasons why your GCSEs might not have gone to plan; November resits offer an opportunity to learners who wish to improve their grade and we have many stories of students who have come to us and exceeded all expectations.

Congratulations to all those students – we wish you continued success in your studies.