At Writhlington there has been a pleasing climb in the attainment of pupils, particularly in English and maths. The key measure of a 4+ in both English and Maths is now at close to 70% with 5+ in both English and Maths at over 40%. Humanities subjects, often seen as some of the most challenging academically, have performed well too, with progress measures suggesting children have exceeded national targets set. Overall, there has been a great deal of improvement, something the school will aim to build on over the coming years to ensure it is once again graded ‘good’ by OFSTED.
Mark Everett Headteacher said
“It has been a difficult year for the school, but so many children have performed well and are able to go on to their next phase of education or training. Whilst we have not yet solved all the issues facing the school, there is a definite and tangible improvement being seen. This is clearly evidenced by over half of our students securing a positive progress 8 score.”
Writhlington Sixth Form students are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results.
Many of our students have some truly outstanding results; Emily Stiff A*, A B is going to Bath Spa University to study Primary Education and Teaching, Calum Caldwell A*, A B is taking a Gap Year. Charlie Joyce A*, B, B is going to study Physics with Theoretical Physics at the University of Nottingham, Emily Herd A, B, B will be studying Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at the University of Sheffield. Other students with excellent results are George Paterson, Jasmine Phillips Browne, James Rawlings, Adam Barrett and Emily Spanswick.
Students have successfully obtained places at prestigious universities including Sheffield, Birmingham, Exeter, Bath, Bristol, and Nottingham. Students will be studying subjects including Physics, Geography, History, Politics, Psychology, Engineering and International Relations.
We would particularly like to thank a number of students, including Head Girls, Amber Travis and Imogen Gould and Prefects Heidi Barron, Charlotte Netherwood, Emily Stiff and Mia Church who, as well as achieving a brilliant set of results, have contributed so much to the wider life of the school and extra-curricular participation and leadership.
Caroline Taggart, Head of Sixth Form said
“This year group have been fantastic to see grow over the last two years. Many of them overcoming adversity and remaining resilient when things got tough. We are so pleased and proud that many students are now going to their first choice of university and others have secured some exciting apprenticeships starting in just a few weeks. I want to wish every student the very best with their next steps and they will be really missed!”