This has been an academic year full of uncertainty and worry with an over-riding focus on staying safe. Unlike those that went before them, our Year 11 students were denied the opportunity to prove themselves in the summer exams but that does not mean that their achievements are any less significant and they are fully deserving of their outstanding grades.
The uncertainty of the last week has been unprecedented with the rules changing almost on a daily basis. We were thrilled that the Government finally decided to accept the Centre Assessed Grades which means that our students will be truly recognised for their efforts over the last five years. This means that we have over 58% of students that achieved 5+ in both English and Maths, a small percentage point increase on last year. Our 9-7 grades were also improved, and we are expecting record numbers to enrol in Woolwich Polytechnic Sixth Form to continue their studies.
These results are testament to the hard work and dedication of all the staff at Woolwich Poly, the parents who supported their children during lock-down and the students themselves who were able to see far beyond Covid-19.
It is now time for our students to build on the resilience that they have developed, to face the challenges ahead of them and to put the past six months well and truly behind them.