Wellfield Celebrates Outstanding Achievement Across the Curriculum
We are celebrating another outstanding year of GCSE results in 2021. Students have been praised for their achievement, which has been made despite the extreme challenges that Covid has presented. They worked extremely hard after the first national lockdown and returned to school in June 2020 with a determined attitude to succeed. This was evident during the summer holidays in 2020 when over 70% of students attended 3 weeks of academic ‘Catch Up’ Summer School. The start of year 11 in September saw the same determination to work hard and achieve with after school ‘Get Exam Ready’ classes attended by all students. The result of the tremendous effort of students and teachers is the wonderful set of results recognising Wellfield once again as a high achieving school.
The proportion of students who passed Maths with standard and higher grades have consistently been well above the national average for over 5 years. Achievement in Maths at Wellfield is outstanding. In 2021 results have seen sustained excellence in this key core subject area. This academic year has seen many successes. The percentage of students who achieved grades 9-4 and grades 9-5 in both key subjects of Maths and English was again above national average. In addition to above average progress in core subjects most subject areas have achieved above national expectations.
Pupil progress across the curriculum at Wellfield is well above average. Students from all levels of ability achieve well. Headteacher Linda Rodham was again delighted with the achievement of students. “I would like to congratulate all of our students who are once again a credit to themselves and the school. Many students exceeded their expectations, and the school is very proud of the outstanding achievement of students of all abilities. The continued progress at Wellfield reflects a fantastic team effort and the hard work and commitment of the whole school community. We are a ‘Good’ school and everyone at Wellfield is committed to ensure we are recognised as an ‘Outstanding’ one in the future.”
Outstanding attainment at Wellfield
“There were many successes where students achieved well above expectations. Special mention should be made to Wellfield’s high attaining “Magnificent Twelve” who achieved outstanding results. Ash Grant was the top performing student achieving 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s, Emily Mains 7 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7, Jackson Prout 7 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7, Lily Adams 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7, Harper Curwen 4 grade 9s and 6 grade 8s, Mary Turnbull 4 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 grade 7, Nathan Keaveney 4 grade 9s and 4 grade 7s, Hope Cairns 3 grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and 1 grade7, Lily Young 3 grade 9s, 4 grade 8s and 2 grade7s, Emma Crute 3 grade9s 2 grade 8s and 1 grade 7, Jacob Shotton 2 grade 9s, 7 grade 8s and 1 grade 7 and Charlie Bunney 1 grade 9, 7 grade 8s and 3 grade 7s. These students were not the only high achievers with 29 students achieving an average grade of 7 or higher for their 10 GCSE subjects. In total there were 63 grade 9s reflecting outstanding achievement. The exceptional results achieved by these students mean that they can go on to study at top universities and achieve their dreams.
Outstanding pupil progress at Wellfield
The students who achieved the greatest progress at GCSE were Charlie Bunney with a progress score + 3.7, Lily Young + 3.4, Kate Main 3.2, Harper Curwen + 3.1, Sara Leister 2.8, Nathan Keaveney + 2.7 and Lily Adams + 2.5. Wellfield’s overall Progress 8 score + 0.46 is once again one of the highest in County Durham and the north-east of England and is well above the national average. For the fifth consecutive year Wellfield has a well above average Progress 8 score for all students and for disadvantaged students. Wellfield is consistently a high achieving school with outstanding pupil progress.
Headteacher Linda Rodham remarked, “It is wonderful to see so many happy students and parents in school collecting their results. It is so pleasing to share in their success. Every year we encourage all students to work hard and achieve their full potential. Once again, our students have delivered outstanding results. The governors and I would like to extend our congratulations to our students and sincerely thank our talented staff for their hard work and commitment. Well done everyone.” Chair of Governors, Heather Anderson said, “Everyone in our community, parents, governors and staff would again like to say how delighted we are with the results achieved by our students. Students of all abilities have made outstanding progress during their time at Wellfield. This is down to the continued hard work from the students and all who have helped them achieve their potential. The school is very proud of the year group of 2021. We are very pleased that the school has exceeded its targets in so many areas. We wish our students every success in their future studies and careers.”