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@StanwellSchool - 19:59 PM - 26 Sep 2022

Thanks to our Stanwell teachers for speaking a language of their choice today with their classes to help the MFL department celebrate European Day of Languages. We were particularly impressed by the efforts of the Science department... https://t.co/m0RdZIJkYW

@StanwellSchool - 18:59 PM - 26 Sep 2022

@StanwellSchool - 18:58 PM - 26 Sep 2022

Advanced notice for Year 12 students: Individual school photos will be taken on Friday 30th September https://t.co/H7KdAztL7v

@StanwellSchool - 18:57 PM - 26 Sep 2022

We are looking for new players to join our younger Mariners! All abilities welcome. We currently have U12/U14 age groups we would love to grow! We train every Thursday 6.30-7.30pm . Please come along or get in touch! 😁🎉 https://t.co/igNHwtVZgL

@StanwellSchool - 13:04 PM - 26 Sep 2022

Careers fair information THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER 330-530pm https://t.co/IJvdWqDFa2
Another Friday, another podcast release! Today we hear from teacher-educator, Lauren Rees. Lauren discusses how research & enquiry influence the development of new teachers & the school as a whole. Enjoy! https://t.co/ZZfvn27VHv

@StanwellSchool - 20:37 PM - 23 Sep 2022

@StanwellSchool - 20:36 PM - 23 Sep 2022

Year 13 pupil demonstrating how to make bias binding to her peers today. Excellent job, Kelis - well done 👏🏻 https://t.co/GEG04sXzXi
The building will house our current wellbeing team https://t.co/ssYW4rHttK

@StanwellSchool - 20:33 PM - 23 Sep 2022

@StanwellSchool - 16:46 PM - 23 Sep 2022

Stanwell’s new wellbeing/student services building is under construction and starting to look impressive https://t.co/IqPyx6VDaP

@StanwellSchool - 20:11 PM - 22 Sep 2022

Stanwell open day: Tuesday 11th October. All prospective, present and past parents/carers welcome. https://t.co/lVe69duVZw https://t.co/DbCDJb8vLi
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Examination Results

57%

Achieved 5 or more GCSE grades at A*/A

87%

Achieved 5 or more GCSEs including English and Mathematics

438

Capped 9 (best 9 GCSEs)

45%

Achieved 3 or more A level grades at A*-A

87%

Achieved 3 or more A level grades at A*-C

100%

Achieved 3 or more A level grades at A*-E

Official notification and statistical data for examination sessions are listed below.

Summary of School Performance – SSSP

SSSP 2016SSSP 2017SSSP 2018SSSP 2019

GCSE Results 2018

Year 11 pupils at Stanwell School have once again enjoyed exceptional achievements at GCSE level.

This year has seen an increase in the Level 2 plus figure, which requires five or more Level 2 passes (A*-C grades) including English language and mathematics. This demanding measure of schools, has increased from 79% last year to 83% this year and should place Stanwell amounst the top performing schools in Wales. Particularly pleasing was the improvement at the highest grades with 42% of students gaining 5 or more A* to A grades, the best ever for the school. The students should all be congratulated for their hard work in the lead-up to the examination period, and the school is certainly very proud of their achievements. In the Welsh Baccalaureate we are delighted that 99% of the cohort achieved the Skills Challenge Certificate, with 94% of them achieving this at National level.

The proportion of A* grades awarded this year was 15% and overall, more than 1160 entries were graded A* or A, which equates to 37% of all results. 63% of all entries were A* to B and a stunning 86% of all examinations taken were graded A* to C. 65 pupils achieved 10 A grades or better and the following 18 pupils were awarded 10 A* grades or more:

Sophie Anderton, Arianne Banks, Enyala Banks, Rowan Higgins and Laura MacLeod all got (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)

James Lewis (13 A* grades & 1 A grade)

Famke Ashmore & Rory Skinner (13 A* grades & 2 A Grades)

Neil Power & Dylan Smith (12 A* grades & 3 A Grades)

Imania Malik-Stephens (12 A* grades & 2 A grades)

Louis Spencer (11 A* grades & 3 A Grades)

Ffion McCulloch (11 A* grades & 4 A grades)

Emma Monaghan (11 A* grades, 3 A grades & 1 B grade)

Hannah Williams (10 A* grades & 4 A grades)

Dan Munro-Morris & Phoebe Scott-Quinlan (10 A* grades & 5 A grades)

Dylan Moss (10 A* grades, 4 A grades & 1 B grade)

It was a very happy day in the Banks household as twins Arianne and Enyala both matched each other’s results. The sisters achieved an amazing 14A* grades and a distinction in additional mathematics each. Amongst our highest achievers were Sophie Anderton and Louis Spencer, both of whom attained an impressive 15 and 14 A * and A grades, respectively. Louis was overwhelmed by his results and was justly rewarded for all the hard work throughout these last two years. He plans to continue at Stanwell studying chemistry, biology, mathematics and economics at A level. Sophie Anderton is one of our highest achieving female students and it is also her intention to continue with her studies at the school, opting to take biology, geography, mathematics and chemistry at A level. Sophie was delighted to have beaten her brother’s excellent results from two years ago.

The pupils’ successes were widespread across the curriculum, with A* to C grades exceeding 80% of the entry in virtually all subject areas. Equally impressive were the achievements of pupils who studied vocational qualifications in partnership with Cardiff and the Vale College and the Military Preparation School.

Year 11 Tutor, Miss Amy Bates, said

“It is a delight to see the hard work of the pupils and support given by parents and staff being rewarded with so many students achieving their potential and obtaining high grades. The Key Stage 4 pastoral team have enjoyed working with this year group and wish them all continued success in the future.”

Assistant Headteacher, Mr James Mansfield, was especially pleased to see large numbers of pupils achieving the required grades to follow their chosen subjects in the sixth form and commented that

“pupils worked with diligence and commitment in the lead up to the examinations and the excellent results are well deserved”.

GCSE Results 2019

Year 11 pupils at Stanwell School have once again enjoyed exceptional achievements at GCSE level.

Year 11 Tutor, Mr Paul Griffiths said, “today is all about celebrating the excellent results achieved by the pupils with the ongoing support of staff and parents. It makes all the hard work worthwhile when we see so many pupils fulfilling their potential and obtaining the qualifications they need in order to pursue the next stage of their education. The pastoral team has enjoyed working with this year group and wish them all continued success in the future.”

Year 11 pupils at Stanwell School have once again enjoyed exceptional achievements at GCSE level. This year the traditional measure of Level 2 plus, which requires five or more Level 2 passes (A*-C grades) including English language and mathematics is 76%. Particularly pleasing was the performance at the highest grades with 39% of students gaining 5 or more A* to A grades and an amazing 25% achieved 10 A grades or better.

In the new performance measures The capped 9 average score was 414, equating to 9 B grades for every pupil in the year group. The Literacy, Numeracy and Science average points measures were 46.3, 44.5 and 45.5, again representing B grade averages. In the Welsh Baccalaureate we are delighted that 97% of the cohort achieved the Skills Challenge Certificate, with 90% of them achieving this at National level.

The proportion of A* grades awarded this year was 17% and overall, more than 1450 entries were graded A* or A, which equates to 36% of all results. 61% of all entries were A* to B and an impressive 83% of all examinations taken were graded A* to C.

The following 10 pupils were awarded 12 A* grades or more:

Anna Hughes (14 A* grades, 1 A grade & 1 B grade)
Ella Radford (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Charlotte Crick (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Megan Drake (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Marie Kells (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Matthew Pringle (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Ollie Evans (12 A* grades & 3 A grades)
Rhys Knapper (12 A* grades & 3 A grades)
Christopher Slack (12 A* grades & 3 A grades)
Megan Webber (12 A* grades & 3 A grades)

Senior Assistant Headteacher, Mr James Mansfield, commented,

“it is especially pleasing that so many pupils have met their ambitious targets and will be joining us to study their chosen subjects in the sixth form. There are so many truly impressive results this year and all at Stanwell are proud of what the pupils have achieved.”

GCSE Results 2020

The long-awaited GCSE results day was one of celebration at Stanwell with outstanding grades achieved by the Year 11 cohort.

Mr C Ashton, Head of Year 11 said, “we are delighted for the students; their dedication has been justly rewarded. This academic year has thrown up many unexpected challenges and they are ready to move on to the next phase of their lives and studies with the vast majority opting to stay on at Stanwell for the sixth form.”

Year 11 pupils at Stanwell School have once again enjoyed exceptional achievements at GCSE level. This year the traditional measure of Level 2 plus, which requires five or more Level 2 passes (A*-C grades) including English language and mathematics is 83%. Particularly pleasing was the performance at the highest grades with 49% of students gaining 5 or more A* to A grades.

The following 13 pupils were awarded 13 A* grades or more:

Amelia Brenan (15 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Trinity Hu (15 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Arabella Hodges (14 A* grades)
Zoe Cornelius (14 A* grades)
Davis Hedgecoe (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Eve Jeffreys (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Sian Webber (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Beth Munro-Morris (14 A* grades & 1 A grade)
Chiara Baker (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Holly Shah (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Gruffydd Hughes (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Nia Tricklebank (13 A* grades & 2 A grades)
Ethan Barry (13 A* grades, 1 A Grade & 1 B grade)

Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education, visited Stanwell to observe results day unfolding and was greeted warmly by staff and students. Mr M Lewis, Assistant Headteacher, said,

“We are pleased that the Minister and Government listened to the concerns of teachers, students and parents and we welcome the decision to award the original grades. As expected, Stanwell Year 11 students have excelled once again this year and these results are the deserved end product of a great deal of hard work from the students and staff”.

GCSE Results 2021

GCSE Results Day 2021 was a very proud moment for students and parents/carers of Year 11 and the teaching staff at Stanwell and marked the culmination of a challenging year in which adaptability and resilience as well as diligence were key features.

The students responded with determination to all the changes they faced and took the opportunities presented to them to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through a variety of assessments. Teaching staff were delighted by the excellent standards achieved in all subject areas and this is reflected in the outstanding results once again achieved.

Mr J Ovens, Head of Year 11 said,

“We are so proud of the year group, even though it’s been a tough year with a lot of uncertainty for them they have shown true character in working to the best of their abilities and achieving the superb results we are celebrating today. My colleagues and I would also like to thank all the parents and carers for their work alongside staff to support and guide the pupils through this period.”

This year the traditional measure of Level 2 plus, which requires five or more Level 2 passes (A*-C grades) including English language and mathematics is 87%. Particularly pleasing was the performance at the highest grades with 48% of students gaining 5 or more A* to A grades. Furthermore, 29 pupils achieved 10 or more A* grades which is approximately 10% of the year group.

Mr J Mansfield, Deputy Headteacher said,

“Stanwell Year 11 students have excelled once again after a year full of hard work both on school site and at home through online learning and revision. The results they have achieved equip them to move on to the next phase of their lives and we are delighted that the vast majority have opted to stay on at school for sixth form studies.”

A Level Results 2018

It has been another hugely successful morning for Stanwell 6th form pupils as they received their A level and AS examination results.

Stanwell are delighted that so many Year 13 pupils have done well enough to secure places at their first choice universities and are very proud of the impressive results achieved by so many Stanwell students.

The excellent results are a testimony to the effort and commitment shown by students and staff and stand as further confirmation that excellent standards in learning and teaching continue to be at the forefront of the school’s ethos.
At A level, 37 % of all grades were A* or A, with 83 % of the year group achieving A* to C overall. Of particular note, students studying mathematics were awarded 58 A* or A grades (58% of entry). In addition, the art, chemistry, drama, English literature, film studies, German, media studies, medical science and physics departments were also very pleased with the students’ results, where 75%, 83%, 82%, 76%, 79%, 100%, 78%, 71% and 84% of the candidates secured A* to B respectively.

Overall, there were a very impressive 89 A* grades (11% of entry) and 527 A* to B grades (65% of entry including the Welsh Baccalaureate). Furthermore, 223 students (95%) achieved the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Excellent A level results have once again put Stanwell students amongst the top performers in Wales, with many individuals securing truly exceptional grades. 61 of them (26%) achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better. The school would like to congratulate all students in the 2018 cohort, including, of course, our highest achievers:

Daniel Anderton (4 A* grades)
Lucia Cavaliere (4 A* grades)
Samuel Svendsen (4 A* grades)
Samuel Stapleton (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Henry Waddon (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Daniel Holman (4 A* grades, 1 B grade)
Dylan Hughes (4 A* grades, 1 B grade)
Robert Brown (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Caitlin Duggan (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Annie Higgins (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Amy Webber (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Kabir Knupp (3 A* grades, 1 B grade)
Emily Skinner (3 A* grades, 1 B grade)

Three of the top performers, Caitlin Duggan, Henry Waddon and Catrin Jones, are off to Oxford University to study history and medicine respectively, with Robert Brown securing a place at Cambridge to study Human, Social, and Political Science.

Mrs Clare Kynaston, Acting Headteacher, commented “This has been another excellent year for Stanwell. We would like to congratulate all our sixth formers on their success and are grateful for the support given by parents and staff to ensure that our students fulfil their potential.”

Mr Karl Watkins, Year 13 tutor, also said

“We have had a very successful morning and the Sixth Form team are delighted that so many of our students have secured places at their chosen universities. It has been a pleasure working with these young people and we congratulate all of Year 13 on their achievements and wish them continued success in the future.”

A Level Results 2019

It has been another hugely successful morning for Stanwell 6th form pupils as they received their A level and AS examination results.

Year 13 Tutor, Mr Owen Flatley commented,

“We are delighted that so many of our students have excelled this year and wish them every happiness as they move on to the next stages of their lives. The students, sixth form team and subject teachers worked so diligently to prepare for these examinations and it is great to see that this hard work has been rewarded with another set of superb results.”

At A level, there were a very impressive 85 A* grades (16% of entry, our best ever) 37 % of all grades were A* or A, with 82 % of the year group achieving A* to C overall. Furthermore, 187 students (92%) achieved the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Excellent A level results have once again put Stanwell students amongst the top performers in Wales, with many individuals securing truly exceptional grades. 45 of them (22%) achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better with 71% gaining 3 A* to C grades. The school would like to congratulate all students in the 2019 cohort, including, of course, our highest achievers:

Andrew Te Water Naude (5 A* grades)
Cybi Gautam (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Harmony Hewlett (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Jack Ruelle (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Ben Evans (3 A* grades, 1 A grade & 1 C grade)
George Jones (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Karishma Krishna (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Dylan McKee (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Hannah Ross (3 A* grades, 1 A grade)

Two of the top performers, George Jones & Jack Ruelle, are off to Oxford University to study mathematics and engineering respectively, with Cybi Gautam & Andrew Te Water Naude securing places at Cambridge to study medicine and engineering respectively. Tara Robinson from the 2018 cohort has also been accepted to read English at Oxford.

Headteacher, Mr Trevor Brown, commented,

“Sixth form students play such an important role in Stanwell school life, setting an excellent example for the younger pupils in terms of work ethic, conduct and manners. The students receiving their results today have been a credit to their families and the school community throughout their time here and we are very proud of all that they have achieved.”

A Level Results 2020

A Level Results Day 2020 has been one of celebration and relief at Stanwell following a highly unusual school year.

Ms L Bekker, Head of Year 13, wished all the Year 13 students every success in their future endeavours and said, “It has been a difficult and stressful time for the students and they have dealt with the uncertainty surrounding their examinations admirably. As a year group, they have been a credit to the school and their families and the excellent grades awarded today reflect their hard work and commitment over many months and years.”

At A level, there were a very impressive 91 A* grades (12% of entry,) 36 % of all grades were A* or A, with 87 % of the year group achieving A* to C overall. Furthermore, 218 students (99%) achieved the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate. 59 students (27%) achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better with 77% gaining 3 A* to C grades. These figures do not include grade adjustments following the AS grade minimum announcement from Welsh Government made yesterday evening. The school would like to congratulate all students in the 2020 cohort, including, of course, our highest achievers:

Rory Skinner (5 A* grades)
Eleanor Cole (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
Rowan Higgins (4 A* grades, 1 A grade)
James Lewis (4 A* grades)
Ffion McCulloch (4 A* grades)
Louis Spencer (4 A* grades)

Two of our top performers, James Lewis & Famke Ashmore, are off to Cambridge University to study modern languages and English Literature respectively, with Dylan Moss & Isobel Brown securing places at Oxford to study German & Hebrew and law respectively. Alice Short from the 2019 cohort has also been accepted to read modern languages at Cambridge.

Mr M Lewis, Assistant Headteacher said,

“It is great to see another year of superb A level results for our students, we are very proud of their work ethic and resilience and we have every confidence that they will succeed and thrive in the next stages of their lives, whether in higher education or in the world of work.”

A Level Results 2021

A Level Results Day 2021 allowed students to reflect on their achievements in this highly unusual year and to receive well-deserved congratulations from their teachers and parents/carers.

Mr O Flatley and Ms R Lewis, Heads of Year 13, had nothing but praise for the way in which their year group has dealt with the pandemic period. Mr Flatley said “the way in which the students have responded to all the obstacles and challenges put in their way over the two years of their course of A Level study has been nothing short of remarkable. Their teachers are very proud of them and they should be proud of themselves for the will to succeed they have consistently shown, this has translated into an exceptional set of results for this year group as well as learning many new skills throughout the period of online learning during school closures. Ms R Lewis said, “these results represent the students’ hard work over many months and years at Stanwell. They have been a wonderful year group throughout their time here and are great ambassadors for our school and a real credit to their families. They will be missed around school but we know that they will go on to great success and fulfilment in the next stages of their lives.

At A level, there were a very impressive 151 A* grades (24% of entry,) 51 % of all grades were A* or A, with 90 % of the year group achieving A* to C overall.  Furthermore, 210 students (93%) achieved the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate.  89 students (39%) achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades or better with 89% gaining 3 A* to C grades.

Mr T Brown, Headteacher, thanked the Year 13 cohort for their contribution to school life and wished them every success at university, in their gap years and in their apprenticeships and employment. There were many outstanding individual performances including, of course, our highest achievers of which 19 students achieved 4 A* grades or better. Four pupils secured places at Cambridge University or Oxford University.