Due to the COVID Pandemic, students did not sit GCSE exams but were awarded grades through the Centre Assessed Grades process. In line with local and national protocols, we are not publishing the results from this exam series.
Students of The Park Community School gathered in school today to collect their GCSE exam results. The results were the culmination of 5 years’ hard work by students supported by teachers, staff and parents. This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic students had to undertake a range of assessments that contributed towards their final GCSE, BTEC and other grades.
Seven students (Evie, Sam, Cerys, Phoebe, Mia, Neah and Amy) worked to achieve 58 grade nine, 6 grade eight, 4 grade 7 and 1 grade 6 between them. This group, like many others have supported each other during the last 5 years at Park and can now celebrate together.
Headteacher Gareth Roscoe commented: “The class of 2021 had to work extremely hard to achieve this wonderful set of results. Exam outcomes were based on formal exams taken in Year 10 and Year 11 that used externally set GCSE papers and several sets of ‘final assessments’ that students sat in May and June 2021 based on questions and mark schemes set by the examination boards along with other appropriate evidence. The class of 2021 have achieved excellent results that reflects the hardwork and effort over the past 5 years including the recent lockdown and remote learning.
This year has seen a steady rise on previous results, reflecting the changes introduced at Park in 2019 and the hard work of students, staff and parents. It is really pleasing to see that over 52% of students passed both GCSE English and Maths at Grade 5 or above, whilst 70% passed GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or above; ‘in old terms this means that over half the students gained a B or above in both Maths and English and 70% at grade C or above. These excellent results were replicated in many other subjects; in Separate Sciences the pass rate was 89% for Physics, 92% for Biology and 88% for Chemistry. In Humanities students achieved a pass rate of 73% in Geography and 66% for both History and Sociology. Results in Spanish and French remained strong with 97% pass rate for Spanish and 95% for French.
Furthermore, it was fantastic to see students achieving highly in our newer courses with amazing results in RSL Music, BTEC Sport, Engineering, Child Development and Hospitality & Catering. Students following these courses have set a high standard for our current cohorts.
Craig Tamlyn, Deputy Headteacher added: “I am really proud of the Park students collecting their results today. They have adapted extremely well to our new curriculum introduced in 2019, the extended school day for Year 11 in September 2020 and their engagement in our online curriculum during two national lockdowns. They have shown true resilience and have really earnt their success, often achieving these grades on multiple occasions in a variety of formal and informal assessments.
The Headteacher added: “It fills me with pride to see the hard work and effort of our students being rewarded today allowing them to progress onto the next stages of their lives. The school congratulates all students and their families on the best ever set of results for Park School”
Gareth Roscoe, Headteacher.