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!”
Writhlington Sixth Form students are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results, with an improvement upon last year; 71% of students achieved an A* to B grade this is up 9% on last year. Across the Sixth Form, 45% of all grades were A* to B and 75% were A* to C.
Many of our students have some truly outstanding results; Sam Burry attained a phenomenal A*A*A* and achieved a place at Homerton College, Cambridge University to read History and Politics.
Chris Sinanan achieved A*AAB in his A levels and will be reading Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath. Rebecca Ager achieved excellent results of A*AAB and is going to University of Durham. Joe Grainger-Hull achieved AAA in his A levels and will be enjoying a gap year. There have also been fantastic results from Tara Booker, achieving four Distinction *’s, and Emma Smith attained three Distinction *’s and a Merit in her subjects, with Tilly Taylor and Lucy White getting 3 Distinction *’s and a grade C in their subjects.
Students have successfully obtained places at prestigious universities including Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Cardiff, Manchester, Southampton, Bath and Reading will be studying subjects including Forensic Computing, Biological Sciences, Journalism, Business, Geography, History, International Relations, Aerospace Engineering, Nursing, Zoology, Psychology and many others.
We would also like to congratulate a number of students, including Rebecca Ager, Frank Higgins, Kezia Coles, Anna Lee, Maddie Miles and Sophie Arnold who, as well as achieving a brilliant set of results, have contributed so much to the wider life of the school in terms of extracurricular participation and leadership.
Mark Bridges, Head of Sixth Form and Karis Higgins, Deputy Head of Sixth Form said,
“We are so proud of the Year 13 students and their achievements this year. They have been an excellent year group who have supported each other and have worked really hard – their success is very well deserved”.
Student, Sam Burry said:
“Thank you to all my teachers who helped support me over the last 7 years. I can’t believe I am off to Cambridge to study History and Politics. I’ve had a brilliant few years and can’t wait to start this new chapter.”
Student, Ilaria Di Vincenzo said:
“I am so happy, I came to Writhlington knowing no one and have flourished beyond anything I could imagine. My teachers have been fantastic and a complete inspiration. I am off to Manchester to study Philosophy. I couldn’t recommend Writhlington Sixth Form enough!”
Student, Joe Grainger-Hull said:
“I was absolutely speechless receiving my results. Writhlington has given me so many opportunities to do amazing things, just before my exams I completed the 55 Mile Ten Tors Competition and to top it off I have walked away with 3 As. Thank you so much to all my teachers who really believed in me and to my parents for their support.”
Mark Everett, Executive Headteacher, said:
“In a period of change and challenge within the exam system, I am extremely pleased that the hard work and effort from the students and staff has paid off for them. They have been a fantastic year group, who have added a great deal to the school and are a credit to themselves and their parents. I wish them all the best of the future and look forward to hearing what they get up to as they move onto new adventures”.