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Examination Results

Please find the Schools' Summer AS/A2 & GCSE Exam results on the links below:

Please click here to read our GCSE examination results for 2016

Please click here to read our A-Level & BTEC examination results for 2016


Secondary School Performance Tables

The Secondary School Performance Tables provide information on the achievements of pupils in secondary schools, how they compare with other schools in the Local Authority (LA) area and in England as a whole.

Click here to access the DfE Website for School Performance Tables

All students in Years 10 and 11 follow courses leading to public examinations for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and a range of other courses. Most students take examinations in nine subjects although the most able will be entered for up to eleven subjects.

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The examination results are published according to The Education (Information on School Examination Results) (England) Regulations and this new format has been used when drawing up the statistics.

The school is always pleased to discuss results overall or in any specific area(s). Enquiries should be addressed in the first instance to Mr. Cowell, Headteacher.

A Level Results Day at Wollaston School

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The anxious wait was finally over and sixth form students at Wollaston School gathered together to celebrate superb A level and BTEC national results. The numbers of Wollaston students securing the top grades rose again, with 28% of all entries awarded A* or A grades.  More widely the numbers of students achieving the top grades of A*, A and B, also rose – particularly impressive as this improvement bucks a decline in students achieving this level of performance. Over 50% of entries were graded A*- B which is significant because students require these high grades to win places at some of the top universities in the country.  The Wollaston students who chose a more vocational route, opting for BTEC National qualifications in Health Studies, Hospitality, Sports Studies, Performing Arts or Public Services, surpassed themselves with outstanding results.  In fact 50% of these BTEC results were graded at Distinction*, equivalent to an A* at A-Level.

Headteacher, Joe Cowell, commented ‘The great joy for teachers at this time of year is to see the students that have worked hard for the last two years fulfil their potential and win places at some of the best universities in the country. I am happy to report that the mood on results day was one of elation, excitement and relief. This is a tribute to the hard work of all the students, the support given to them by their parents, and the dedication and commitment of their teachers.’

There were some outstanding individual performances:

  • Lucy Sawford secured an outstanding 3 A* grades in Biology, Geography and Maths. She will now accept a place to study Mathematics at the University of Loughborough.
  • Jamie Smith secured an equally outstanding 3 A* grades in Chemistry, Maths & Further Maths, and will now begin a Masters degree at the University of Southampton in Electromechanical Engineering.
  • Faith Rawson secured an outstanding 3 starred Distinction grades (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A-Level) in her BTEC subjects of Hospitality & Catering and Health & Social Care. She has accepted a place at the University of Northampton to study for a degree in Social & Community Work.
  • Holly Wilson was absolutely delighted to learn that she too had secured 3 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry & French and an A grade in Maths. She will now accept a place at the University of Sheffield to study Medicine.
  • Neve Costello-Heaven secured a hugely impressive 2 A* grades and 1 A grade in Biology, Chemistry and Maths. She will now go onto study Biochemistry at University College London.
  • Penny Barker secured outstanding results, achieving 1 A* grade, 2 A grades and one B grade. She will now go onto study French at the University of Bristol.
  • Hiral Billimoria was thrilled with her superb results of 3 A grades. She will now study Medicine at the University of Keele.
  • Hannah Lidbetter was equally thrilled with her superb results of 3 A grades. She too will go onto study Medicine at St Georges University (London).
  • Courtney Nicholson was over the moon to discover that she had secured 3 A grades. She will now go onto accept a place at the University of Warwick to study Sociology.
  • Kieran Traynor was delighted to learn that he too had secured 3 A grades. He will now take up a place at the University of Manchester to study Medicine.
  • Ollie Millin too secured a very impressive set of 3 A grades. He will now accept a place at the University of Reading to study for a degree in Meteorology.
  • Antonn Cheeseman was rightly very proud to learn that he had secured 3 A grades. He will now accept a place at the University of Bristol to study for a degree in Virology & Immunology.
  • Callum Taylor was delighted to hear that he had received 3 A grades. He will now go onto study for a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Warwick.

GCSE Results Day at Wollaston School

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There were whoops of delight at Wollaston School on 25 August as students arrived at school to receive their GCSE results. Results have risen for the second year in succession and outcomes were pleasing in a wide range of subjects. 65% of all students attained 5 A*-C grades, including maths and English. The new progress measures that the government have introduced this year indicate that 75% of maths students matched or exceeded their expected progress and 86% of English students matched or exceeded their expected progress.

Headteacher, Joe Cowell, said that he was delighted that so many students have seen their hard work and commitment rewarded by really pleasing results and that these outcomes are the culmination of a positive, ‘Never say die’ approach by students, their teachers and their parents.

Some of our highest performing students attained quite outstanding results and are worthy of mention:

  • Tom Ward –  10 A*grades
  • Olivia Geddes –  9 A* grades, 1 A grade
  • Sam Smith –  7 A* grades, 3 A grades
  • Daniella Hogg – 7 A* grades, 2 A grades, 1 B grade
  • Emily Whiteman – 6 A* grades, 3 A grades, 1 B grade
  • Phoebe Davis – 3 A* grades, 7 A grades
  • Samuel Drage – 3 A* grades, 7 A grades
  • Charlotte Carter – 3 A* grades, 6 A grades
  • Julia Wilcox – 3 A* grades, 5 A grades, 2 B grades
  • Charlotte Sibcy – 2 A* grades, 7 A grades, 1 B grade
  • Lily Woods – 2 A* grades, 7 A grades, 1 B grade

Congratulations to all of our students who received their results this summer.  We wish you the best of luck with your future studies and careers.

Joe Cowell, Headteacher


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