We would like to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our Year 11 students who are receiving their KS4 results today. Given the context of their educational experience since March 2020, they should be incredibly proud of themselves. It has been lovely to see so many students in the building to collect their results.
At Commonweal we pride ourselves on teaching independence, resilience and overcoming adversity – this cohort of Year 11 students have produced some of the best results Commonweal has seen in recent years. We must not forget that they worked online for approximately 9 months during two significant periods in 2020 and 2021…this clearly showed their ability to be independent, resilient and to overcome adversity!
In total, students at Commonweal completed 30 different GCSEs plus equivalent qualifications. 68% of students achieved a Grade 4 or better in 5 subjects. 64% of students achieved at least 5 x Grade 4s including English and maths. In addition, 30% of students achieved at least 3 x Grade 7s. Our Year 11 boys also made significant progress this year; this was a key priority for Commonweal in 2021-22.
There were notably strong performances in many subject areas including Languages, Music, Computer Science and Geography; alongside our core subjects. Many excellent results will be celebrated today, but a few individuals achieved particularly high results, those with Grade 9s which are reserved for the top 3% of students in each subject. A special congratulations goes to: Stephen Obure, Henry Pinn, Oliver Hutton, Celeste Troncone, Shreya Rajesh and Milan Gohil.
We must also congratulate those whose progress over 5 years far exceeded the average progress students make. Praise must be given to Jaiden Colucci, Polly Loveday, Rosanna Headford, Jawairya Niazi, Will Finney and Megan Hutchings.
Chas Drew, Headteacher of Commonweal, said: “Congratulations to this Year 11 cohort. Given the disruption Year 11s have faced, they have not only gained qualifications, but improved their life chances. We look forward to supporting them in C6 and beyond. As a diverse and inclusive school, Commonweal students have done themselves proud in lots of different ways today. A huge thank you to our community to include staff, parents and carers – you have been a fantastic support for these young people.”