GCSE Results 2018
Writhlington School is celebrating another year of terrific GCSE results. Students, families, friends and teachers gathered together to celebrate the hard work of our students with many achieving impressively high grades in the new GCSEs.
The school achieved 35% grades 9-5 in English and maths, which are considered ‘good’ passes and 59% ‘standard’ passes in English and maths (grades 9-4). We are exceptionally proud of the increase in the top grades for English, maths and the sciences with a significant number of students achieving grades 9 to 7 in their subjects. More students achieved the higher 5+ grades in English and maths than those nationally, as well as those who achieved grade 4, allowing them the opportunity to follow their academic futures in the Sixth Form.
The Government, has made it clear that the new GCSE is harder, with higher grades being more challenging. Because of this, the school is especially pleased with our 7% of students achieving the very highest of grades in English and maths. Here are some examples of students who have achieved top grades across the board including top grade 9s: Benjamin B (6 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8 and 2 x A grade), Molly P (5 x grade 9, 3 x Grade 8 and 2 x A grade), Chelsea S (5 x grade 9, 2 x grade 8 and 2 x A grade), Emily S (5 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8 and 2 x A grade). In addition, high grades of 9 to 7 were also achieved by Hebe, Lucy, James, Helena, Yona, Daisie, Kate, Rebecca, Ethan and Harriet.
Headteacher, Mark Everett, said:
“I am incredibly pleased with the results of all of our students, but not surprised, as I have been in the privileged position to watch them work so hard and to develop over their time here. Students come to us from a range of backgrounds and we develop their character, skills, knowledge and understanding, through opportunities – this inspires them to achieve. Today we have seen that hard work pays off – students who put their best into their studies get what they deserve. I am pleased to say that the majority of students have chosen to stay with us in our Sixth Form and I wish all of our students the best for their future and that they fulfill their many and varied ambitions.”
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A-Level Results 2018
Writhlington Sixth Form students are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results. A stunning 96% of students were retained between Year 12 & 13, 39% achieved grades A*-B, 62% A*-C and the average grade achieved by all students was grade C.
Not only are our students going to the best universities in the country, but we are also celebrating students taking up degree level apprenticeships with National and international organisations.
Some examples of the tremendous achievements of our students include; Abigail attained a phenomenal A*A*A* and is going to University of Nottingham to read Physics; Sammy attained A*AA and will be studying Medicine, Toby achieved A*AA and will be reading mathematics at University of Exeter; Sian achieved A*AB and will read Geography at the University of Cardiff; Luke achieved AAA and will study medicine the prestigious St George’s Hospital in London;and Amy achieved AAA and will read Geography at the University of Edinburgh.
Students have successfully obtained places at prestigious universities including Edinburgh, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, King’s College London, Exeter, Cardiff, The Royal Veterinary College London, Manchester, Southampton, Bath, Bristol, and Nottingham. Students will be studying subjects including medicine, engineering, law, veterinary science, biological sciences, maths, geography, history, psychology, computer science, economics and many more.
We would also like to thank a number of students, including our Head Girl, Amy; Head Boy, George; and Prefects, Darcey, Freddie and Lauren. These students, as well as achieving brilliant sets of results, have made outstanding contributions to the wider life of the school through extra-curricular participation and leadership.
Caroline Taggart, Deputy Head of Sixth Form, said “Not only have we seen some amazing results this year, we are also so proud of how our Year 13 students have embraced all of the opportunities that Writhlington has to offer. The results are well deserved and the students will be missed”.
George, student, said:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Writhlington. I am overjoyed with my results and I am looking forward to taking up my place at King’s College, London. During my time in Sixth Form, I made friends for life and have so many wonderful memories. All I can say is, ‘thank you to the staff for helping me to succeed.”
Sian, student said:
“I’m feeling absolutely over the moon with my results and the hard work has been all worthwhile with the support from my teachers throughout. My teachers have inspired me to continue my studies with a renewed passion and I cannot wait to start my next chapter at the University of Cardiff!”
Amy, student, said:
“I am so pleased with my results and cannot wait to go to Edinburgh to study Geography. Writhlington has given me so many opportunities to do amazing things: Three Peaks, Gold DofE, Ten Tors 55 Mile, CCF and Head Girl – and to top it off I have walked away with 3 A grades. I couldn’t have done it without the support from my teachers and family and I am so glad that I chose Writhlington for my Sixth Form studies.”
Freddie, student, said:
“I am so pleased I was able to make my hard work pay off. I am thankful for the support of Writhlington staff and the challenge that my teachers gave me in every lesson. I have really thrived in Writhlington Sixth Form. I am looking forward to starting university in London and the new challenges that lie ahead.”
Mark Bridges, Head of Sixth Form, said:
“In a period of change and challenge within the exam system, I could not be happier or more proud of how our students have achieved. They have been a fantastic year group, who have added a great deal to the school. They are a credit to themselves and their parents. I wish them all the best for the future and look forward to hearing what they get up to as they move on to their new adventures”.