Year 11 GCSE Success

25th August 2017

Students, staff and parents are celebrating after the first set of GCSE results, since St Wilfrid’s Academy became a formal examinations centre this academic year.

The Alternative Provision supports students in reengaging with learning, whilst focusing on both employability and personal and social skills, enabling them to gain academic outcomes and develop aspirations beyond GCSEs.

The majority of students joined the Academy after their 14th birthday and were then able to make rapid progress towards securing great outcomes.

84% have achieved at least one level 1 qualification, with 41.2% gaining both GCSE English and Maths combined (grade 1-9).

29% have achieved 5+ GCSEs or equivalent, with several notable performances: Korey Ewen and Richard Swain both achieved 9 GCSEs and now go on to study Accountancy at Doncaster College and an apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle Engineering with GTA Doncaster, respectively.

Success was seen across the curriculum with 100% pass rate seen in Art & Design, English Literature, and ECDL Computer literacy.

Head of Academy Jo Gilbert said "I am incredibly proud of the success of our students, many of whom will now go on to their next phase in education, employment or training with a sound foundation for their future.  Staff have worked relentlessly to support our Y11 cohort in reengaging with their studies and identifying a pathway for both their GCSEs, and beyond." 

This is the second year that results at St Wilfrid’s Academy have exceeded National benchmarks for Alternative Provisions across England and Wales.

Paul Tarn, Chief Executive Officer of Delta Academies Trust, said “I would like to recognise the highly effective leadership of the Principal, Jo Gilbert, and pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of students and staff”.