GCSE Results 2018
Writhlington School is celebrating another year of terrific GCSE results. Students, family, friends and teachers gathered together to celebrate the hard work of students with many students achieving impressive high grades in the new GCSEs.
The school is exceptionally proud of the increase in top grades for English, Maths and the Sciences with a impressive number of students achieving 7 to 9 grades in their GCSEs. More students achieved the higher 5+ grades in English and Maths than last year’s national as well as the 4 grades, allowing them the opportunity to follow their academic passions in Sixth Form.
The government have made it clear that the new GCSE is harder with higher grades being more difficult to achieve and because of this the school is especially pleased and proud of the 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 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 and this inspires them to achieve. Today we’ve seen that hard work pays off, students who put their best in get what they deserve. I’m pleased to say that the majority of students have chosen to stay with us in Sixth Form and I wish all of our students the best for their future and that they fulfill their ambitions.
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A-Level Results 2018
Writhlington and Mendip Studio School Sixth Form students are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results. Not only are our students going to the best universities in the country but we also have students taking up degree level apprenticeships with national and international companies.
Many of our students have some truly outstanding results; 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 Maths at University of Exeter, Sian achieved A*AB and will study Geography at University of Cardiff, Luke achieved AAA and will study Medicine St George’s in London and Amy achieved AAA and will read Geography at 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 others.
We would also like to thank a number of students, including Head Girl, Amy, Head Boy, George and Prefects Darcey, Freddie and Lauren who, as well as achieving a brilliant set of results, have contributed so much to the wider life of the school in terms of extra-curricular participation and leadership.
Caroline Taggart, Deputy Head of Sixth Form and Natasha Fear, Pastoral Leader of Mendip Studio School 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 and Mendip have 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 am looking forward to taking my place at King’s College, London. During my time at 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 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 can’t wait to start this next chapter at University of Cardiff!”
Amy, student said:
“I am so pleased with my results and can’t 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 As. I couldn’t have done it without the support from my teachers and family and am so glad that I chose Writhlington for Sixth Form.”
Freddie, student said:
“I am so pleased I was able to make my hard work pay off. I’m thankful for the support of Writhlington staff and the challenge that my teachers gave me each 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 more happy and proud of how our students have done. 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 onto new adventures”.