Results 'fly in the face of expectations' according to Wycombe High headteacher

Results 'fly in the face of expectations' at Wycombe High School

Results 'fly in the face of expectations' at Wycombe High School

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

WYCOMBE High School celebrated another good year with their headteacher claiming the results fly in the face of expectations.

One hundred per cent of their students achieved A* to E grades across the board with 91.6 per cent finishing with grades between A* and B.

Sharon Cromie said: “I am delighted that the GCSE results at Wycombe High School are once again excellent.

“GCSE students this year have faced unprecedented pressure and conflicting, and all too often negative, press coverage about the volatility and downward trend in GCSE results.

“Our results fly in the face of this expectation and have remained excellent. 13 girls have achieved straight A*s and 60 girls achieved straight A* / As.

“All of our students have worked incredibly hard; and of course parents deserve a big thank you for their support and guidance. Well done girls.”

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6:07pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Marlow Mum says...

How did her other school go? No news on that as yet, so far as I can tell...
How did her other school go? No news on that as yet, so far as I can tell... Marlow Mum
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7:34pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

Don't fret - there will be good news about an astonishing turn-round shortly.

The grammar schools get the real prizes and the secondary moderns, like Mike Appleyard's old protege, are admired for their modest but admirable achievements - often the recovery from a disaster like special measures.
Don't fret - there will be good news about an astonishing turn-round shortly. The grammar schools get the real prizes and the secondary moderns, like Mike Appleyard's old protege, are admired for their modest but admirable achievements - often the recovery from a disaster like special measures. Undercover Euro Yob
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8:35pm Thu 21 Aug 14

allrightnow2 says...

Congratulations to all those who achieved results they've worked hard for.
Congratulations to all those who achieved results they've worked hard for. allrightnow2
  • Score: 2

10:16am Sat 23 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

allrightnow2 wrote:
Congratulations to all those who achieved results they've worked hard for.
Yes indeed.
[quote][p][bold]allrightnow2[/bold] wrote: Congratulations to all those who achieved results they've worked hard for.[/p][/quote]Yes indeed. Undercover Euro Yob
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10:17am Sat 23 Aug 14

Undercover Euro Yob says...

It's just a shame they achieve them as part of such an unfair and irrational system - one that excludes many other young people of equal talent.
It's just a shame they achieve them as part of such an unfair and irrational system - one that excludes many other young people of equal talent. Undercover Euro Yob
  • Score: 2

10:02pm Sat 23 Aug 14

justsaying12345 says...

Undercover Euro Yob wrote:
It's just a shame they achieve them as part of such an unfair and irrational system - one that excludes many other young people of equal talent.
Couldn't agree with you more as someone who has experienced the school as well as a local comprehensive. There is such injustice in this sense and whilst those getting into grammars get boosts of confidence, those who don't feel like failures and lack motivation even if they're equally or more intelligent. It's an issue that urgently needs to be addressed to stop the unfairness and whilst we are given the hope of change through reforms in 11+, we are nowhere near getting close to providing all students who are able with the same platform. I could carry on talking about my experiences at this school in contrast to another, but perhaps I shouldn't. There are such judgements and stereotypes we have fixed into our minds without realising the impact of these on students. For example, judging all grammar school people as automatically being 'smart' while judging others as being less competent. First of all, I feel labels should never be formed on students, and even if they should, certainly not based on unfair systems such as the 11+. Another judgement we have adapted is that just because a school gets good results and the other doesn't, people judge the support provided in the school based on this. I could go on elaborating on this by giving real-life examples, but probably shouldn't on here.
[quote][p][bold]Undercover Euro Yob[/bold] wrote: It's just a shame they achieve them as part of such an unfair and irrational system - one that excludes many other young people of equal talent.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree with you more as someone who has experienced the school as well as a local comprehensive. There is such injustice in this sense and whilst those getting into grammars get boosts of confidence, those who don't feel like failures and lack motivation even if they're equally or more intelligent. It's an issue that urgently needs to be addressed to stop the unfairness and whilst we are given the hope of change through reforms in 11+, we are nowhere near getting close to providing all students who are able with the same platform. I could carry on talking about my experiences at this school in contrast to another, but perhaps I shouldn't. There are such judgements and stereotypes we have fixed into our minds without realising the impact of these on students. For example, judging all grammar school people as automatically being 'smart' while judging others as being less competent. First of all, I feel labels should never be formed on students, and even if they should, certainly not based on unfair systems such as the 11+. Another judgement we have adapted is that just because a school gets good results and the other doesn't, people judge the support provided in the school based on this. I could go on elaborating on this by giving real-life examples, but probably shouldn't on here. justsaying12345
  • Score: 4

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