Wessex Learning Trust
Performance & Results
2023 GCSE RESULTS
We are proud of every single student at Nailsea and thrilled by their amazing exam results this year. These are some of the best results we have seen and exceed significantly the national ‘pre-covid’ benchmark of 2019. We are seeing students live out the school ethos and values: Aspire, Believe, Succeed. Progress in our core subjects – English, Maths and Science – is the best it has ever been.
Headteacher, Dee Elliott, said:
“Celebrating this set of exam results with this cohort is a joyful moment. Every year seems to throw up new challenges, for young people and everyone at the school and in the local community. And yet our students seem to grow in resilience and determination, to become ever kinder and more open in their attitudes and approach to learning and life.
Whilst we have seen an increased number achieving the very highest grades, our provisional progress figures indicate that at Nailsea no student is left behind: they go on to exceed expectations. Every achievement and success is celebrated at every grade level. There are a huge number of individual personal achievements within our results, just some of which are highlighted below.
I am very much looking forward to seeing so many of this year group continue their studies with us in the 6th form, which is experiencing exponential growth across all subjects. This year we are 25% up in numbers, and a record number of external candidates continue to make Nailsea their first choice. We are privileged to continue in partnership with these young people and their families who have also been a huge support over the last two years.”
Just some of the many success stories:
Level 3 Results 2023
Students were celebrating at Nailsea School after receiving confirmation of some excellent Level 3 & A Level results this year with many of the key measures outperforming those achieved in 2019, the baseline that exam boards were returning to following the pandemic.
Dee Elliott, Head teacher said
‘I am immensely proud of the remarkable success seen today. Students’ hard work, dedication and the exceptional support from teachers and families have truly paid off. The accomplishments of our students today are just the beginning of some very bright futures and I wish all of our alumni well in the next stage of their education, training or employment’
David Truan, Assistant Head/Head of 6th form added,
‘Although inevitably today is about academic outcomes, it is important to acknowledge the remarkable progress and growth of our year 13 students throughout their time at Nailsea – not just in academic but also in sporting and creative pursuits. It has been truly inspiring to witness their commitment to their chosen fields and the 6th form team are confident that today’s achievements will serve as a strong foundation for their future endeavours. Today has only added to the belief that our 6th form provides an excellent platform for students to develop their skills and prepare for higher education or future careers.’
A Level Results 2023
Cambridge Technical & BTEC
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Progress 8 2023
We use national comparable data set against 1800 ‘like’ schools to generate our projected Progress Score.
Our Progress 8 Score has increased spectacularly, particularly when set against 2019 (the last set of external results). This improvement at Nailsea School is all the more remarkable given the intense challenges of the past few years.
The results achieved by our students in 2023 are fantastic. We are proud of our students and staff and the efforts made by every member of the school community to ensure that Nailsea is a beacon of aspiration, progress and attainment within the local community.
Our results compare favourably with other schools, both nearby and nationally. The gaps between different groups of learners not only exceed the national average but also continue to improve at a significant rate, particularly boys and pupil premium.
Above all, students who come to Nailsea do better than expected when they leave primary school.
We know that the combination of a carefully tailored curriculum for each student, providing quality and depth of learning, alongside our outstanding pastoral care and child-centred approach, leads to exceptional outcomes for every student. We are a fantastic school and we are proud of everyone here. We also know that the journey carries on, and we will work tirelessly to ensure every young person in our community reaches their potential and goes on to lead a happy and fulfilling life, contributing to society in myriad ways, some tangible, some intangible, but all utterly vital.
Headteacher, Mrs Elliott commented, “We are delighted that accountability measures reflect what we know is happening in this wonderful school. But we also know and believe wholeheartedly that behind every single grade there are individual stories of perseverance and resilience that cannot be measured by accountability measures. I continue to be immensely proud of our students’ achievements.”
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