We are delighted with the GCSE results achieved by students in our four secondary schools this year, 2018 being the first year in which students have sat the complete range of more difficult GCSEs, most of which are assessed through exam only.
Schools are now judged on student progress in eight subjects, including the key subjects of English and Maths. The Progress 8 score indicates the difference they have made to individual student attainment from their starting points at the school. All four schools are expected to show a positive progress score.
There were outstanding achievements from individual students in each school. The top performers across the Trust were from Natalie Hardy from St Edmund’s, who achieved 7 grade 9s grades together with high grades in her other three subjects and Ella Fishlock from The Trafalgar School with 5 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8 and 4 Grade 7s. Top performer at Wyvern College was Tom Halsey who gained 3 Grade 9s, 6 Grade 8s and high grades in his other three subjects and Sophie McIntosh with her string of excellent grades including 6 at Grade 8 or 9 or equivalent. The second highest performers at each school were Emilia Stanley (Sarum), Indigo-Randolph Gray (St Edmund’s), Stefan Freeson (Trafalgar) and Findlay McClure (Wyvern).
Two of our schools have particular reasons for celebration this year; Sarum Academy and Wyvern College have both achieved their best results ever. Congratulations to all our staff on what they have achieved for over 350 Year 11s in MLP this year and also many congratulations to the students; we wish them all well as they move on to the next stage of their education. We look forward to welcoming many of them either into the sixth form at Sarum Academy or to Salisbury Sixth Form College.