Writhlington Students celebrate GCSE successes 2017

August 24th, 2017 | School News

Writhlington Year 11 students have been proudly celebrating their fantastic set of results this week.  Results day was a huge success with smiles and tears of joy.

Results at the school have improved in the new harder maths and English GCSEs and given the volatility of outcomes the Government has warned us about, 60% of students achieved 9 to 4 grades in English and Maths.  Students achieving the government’s academic English Baccalaureate (EBACC)  has increased to 35% considerably above the national average.  Results have increased across all subjects and early indications show a significant improvement in student progress which is now the Government’s main headline measure. The school is looking forward to seeing the Progress 8 score when the Department for Education publish it in the autumn.

As always there were many exceptional performances from individual students with top grades and good grades.  We are extremely proud of the progress our students have made over their time at Writhlington and especially those in vulnerable groups.

Mark Everett, Executive Headteacher said

I am so exceptionally proud of the students and staff. It is clear from much of the national media coverage that the exams the students have taken this year are the hardest since O Levels.

For them to achieve as well as they have done shows exceptional resilience and commitment. They are a credit to themselves, the school and their families.

This year’s results are proof that we are a continually improving school.  We offer an excellent education alongside a wealth of opportunities that develop individuals who become part of the strong community of which we are proud.

I look forward to welcoming the majority back into the Sixth Form and wish all of them, whatever their path, the best and the brightest of futures”

Year 11 student, Lauren James said:

“I am so excited about my results. Coming to collect them I was really nervous but there was an amazing atmosphere and everyone was so happy and supportive of each other. I can’t wait to come back for Sixth Form with my friends and begin a new chapter!”

Year 11 student, James Rawlings said:

“I am so happy with my results. I can’t believe its all finally over and all the hard work really paid off!”