ONE Somerset school is not only celebrating its GCSE high acheivers today but its impeccable assessment standards too.

Following the publication of this year's grades for GCSEs and other qualifiications, Wadham School in Crewkerne is delighted with the efforts of both students and staff.
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Thanks to the pandemic, for the second year in a row, exams were cancelled and instead, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessments, set against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.

The grades students have received have been subject to external sampling and verification, which resulted in all the grades Wadham School having submitted being accepted by the exam boards, without adjustment.

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The school is particularly proud of this year's GCSE pupils after they faced "enormous pressures in a very unsettling time" with a number of them achieving a clutch of top grade 9s. 

Headteacher, Matthew Gardner, said: "These young people showed tremendous resilience, determination and good humour as they ‘kept calm and carried on’!

"Their grades reflect the effort they have put in and they can be proud that they have achieved in the most difficult of times.

"They can now continue their education journey knowing they have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed and we are very proud of them."

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This year, the government will not be publishing performance data for any schools due to the varying impact of the pandemic.