Severn Vale School

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Severn Vale School
Address
School Lane

, ,
GL2 4PR

England
Coordinates51°49′27″N 2°17′15″W / 51.82409°N 2.28740°W / 51.82409; -2.28740Coordinates: 51°49′27″N 2°17′15″W / 51.82409°N 2.28740°W / 51.82409; -2.28740
Information
TypeAcademy
MottoChallenging All to Succeed[1]
Department for Education URN137298 Tables
OfstedReports
HeadteacherRichard Johnson
GenderCoeducational
Age11 to 16
Enrolment1,161
HousesB, R, O, Y, G, W, I and V
Colour(s)Blue and Red
Website

Severn Vale School is a secondary School with academy status in Quedgeley, Gloucester, England. Its students are aged from 11 to 16. The headmaster is Richard Johnson.[1]

Tutor groups[edit]

Each grade level has eight tutor groups. They are W, R, O, Y, G, B, I and V. They are named after the colours of the visible spectrum with the exception of W which stands for white. W, R, O and Y all used to study Spanish during Key Stage 3, while G, B, I and V all used to study French. Now all tutor groups study French.

GCSEs[edit]

GCSEs are the final examinations students take at the school. Being a Technology College, students take a Design and Technology subject. The choice is Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Textiles or Graphic Design. There are also a variety of other subjects that can be taken. Students must take English, Mathematics, Science and a short course in Religious Education. Students must attend Physical Education lessons, but will only be examined if they choose to study it at GCSE level. Students may choose to continue studying the Modern Language they studied at Key Stage level.

GCSE results have steadily improved at the school. In 2004 only 40% of students gained 5 or more GCSE grades A*-C. In 2012 89% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, with 65% achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Home - Head Teachers Welcome". Severn Vale School. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-11.
  2. ^ http://www.severnvaleschool.com/page/?title=Exam+Results&pid=11