GCSE Celebrations

August 25th, 2016 | School News


Writhlington students celebrate GCSE success            Writhlington Year 11 students are celebrating their GCSE results this week. Results at the school were very strong with an A*/C pass rate of 65 percent in English and Mathematics.  There is an increasing emphasis on the progress made in these key subjects at secondary school and Writhlington students performed exceptionally well. Results for the Government’s English Baccalaureate measure have improved again with students performing well in the sciences, languages and humanities subjects to achieve this.  Results in other subjects were equally strong, with an A*/C pass rate of over 70% in a large number of subject areas, including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Further Mathematics, French, Philosophy and Belief, PE and Music. Almost 120 students achieved at least seven A*/C grades and the proportion of students with five x A*-C inc English, Maths & Science looking strong again.

There were very many highly impressive individual achievements. Among those students with exceptional performances were: Abigail Meadows (7A*/4A grades), Samantha Hanley (7A*/3A grades), Louis Paddon (5A*/5A grades), Tegan Rush (5A*/4A grades), Amy Luscombe (4A*/5A grades), Thomas Howard (4A*/5A grades), Luke Reddington (4A*/4A grades), Adam Benney (3A*/5A grades), Lilly-May Johnson (3A*/5A grades), Megan Bryant (2A*/7A grades), Luke Nicolson (2A*/6A grades), Oliver Crawford-Craig (1A*/7A grades).

Headteacher Mark Everett said:

“I am really thrilled with the success of all our students. Their dedication, commitment and hard work has paid off and they deserved to do well. The majority of our students are choosing to stay with us in our Sixth Form for the next part of the educational journey.  I am especially pleased with our English Baccalaureate results this year.  The progress made by students reflects the very hard work they, the school and their parents put into their education.  What pleases me most about our results, is the fact that all of our students have obtained qualifications which help them to pursue their chosen career paths. They are a credit to themselves, the school and their families”

Abigail Meadows commented:

“I am incredibly pleased with my results, after starting the year with a ruptured appendix and then an operation for Crohn’s disease I couldn’t be more proud. If you set your heart on something, are determined and work hard you can achieve anything”.