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Examination Results


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.

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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. Birkett, Headteacher.

A Level Results Day at Wollaston School

The anxious wait is finally over and Sixth Form students at Wollaston School gathered together to celebrate excellent A level and BTEC national results. The numbers of Wollaston students securing the top grades remained high with over ¼ of all entries awarded A* or A grades.  With the clamour for university places as competitive as ever, Wollaston students have been very successful.  All 97 students who applied to university secured places, including a significant number at ‘Russell Group’ universities.  This success was reflected in the fact that over half of all entries were awarded B grades or higher, a really impressive performance for a comprehensive Sixth Form.  The Wollaston students who followed a vocational route, opting for BTEC National qualifications in Health Studies, Hospitality, Sports Studies, Performing Arts or Public Services, surpassed themselves with outstanding results: 60% of these BTEC results were graded at Distinction* or Distinction, equivalent to an A* or an A grade at A-Level.

There were some outstanding individual performances:

  • Josh Bullock secured an outstanding 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths & Physics. He will now accept a place to study Electronic Engineering at the University of Southampton
  • Louis Miranda-Smedley secured an equally outstanding 3 A* grades in Maths, Philosophy & Physics, and will now begin a degree at the University of Birmingham in Physics.
  • Gabrielius Slakaitis secured a superb set of grades, 2 A* grades and one A grade in Maths, Further Maths & Physics. He will now accept a place at the University of Oxford to study Computing.
  • Bethany Wilson was absolutely delighted to learn that she too had secured 2 A* grades and one A grade in English Literature, Psychology and History. She has accepted a place at the University of Sheffield to study for a degree in Law.
  • Bradley Pearce was equally delighted to discover he too had secured 2 A* grades and one A grade in Biology, Chemistry & Physics. He will now accept a place to study Medicine at the University of Hull/York.
  • Sam Checkley was, rightly, very proud of his A* and 2 A grades in Maths, Biology & Chemistry. He will go onto study Biomedical Science at the University of Birmingham.
  • Joe Edwards professed himself ‘delighted’ with his results of A* and 2 A grades in History, Philosophy and Psychology. He has accepted a place at the University of Manchester to study Psychology.
  •  Jake Allen secured a very impressive 3 A grades in French, Maths and Physics. He will embark on a degree in economics at the University of Nottingham.
  • Gemma Bell was really pleased with her superb results of 3 A grades in Philosophy, Maths & Psychology. She has accepted a place to study Psychology at the University of Durham.
  • Calypso Eales secured 2 A grades in English Language and Psychology as well as a starred Distinction in BTEC Music. She has accepted a place at the University of Warwick to study Psychology.
  • Hollie Kindell secured an outstanding 4 starred Distinctions (equivalent to 4 A* grades at A-Level) in her BTEC subjects of Travel & Tourism and Hospitality & Catering. She is looking forward to embarking on a degree in Early Childhood Studies at the University of Northampton.
  • Rachel Cottle was delighted with her 3 D* grades (equivalent to 3 A* grades at A-Level) in Performing Arts and Music. She will now start a degree in Musical Theatre at the University of Chichester.
  • Lucy Higgins was equally delighted with her 3 D* grades in Health & Social Care and Travel & Tourism. Lucy is about to embark on a career in the NHS.
  • Harry Broome secured a fantastic set of 3 D* grades in BTEC Sport, Computing as well as a C grade in A-Level Business. Harry is hoping to secure work in the Sports Management industry.

GCSE Results Day at Wollaston School

I am delighted to report another successful year for Year 11 students at Wollaston School in their GCSE examination outcomes.

You will know, no doubt, from the media, that this has been a particularly challenging year for Year 11 GCSE students, as they are the first cohort to face a new grading system in maths and English, which grades exam outcomes from 9-1 for the first time, instead of A*-C. The government has benchmarked grade 4 as the equivalent of a C-grade under the old system and called this a ‘Standard’ pass in maths and English.

The government has also put a stronger focus upon the number of students attaining a grade 5, called a ‘Strong’ pass. Grade 7 is benchmarked alongside the traditional A-grade.

This new system for English and maths sits alongside the traditional A*-G grades for all other GCSE subjects. Students and staff have also had to get to grips with new specifications in most subjects.

Schools have been advised not to try to compare outcomes with previous years and so the headlines below are in a slightly different format to previous years.

All that said, I am delighted to say that we are extremely pleased with our outcomes. Some provisional headlines are as follows:

  • 77% of students attained level 4 or above in maths [national = 68.9%]
  • 71% of students attained level 4 or above in English language [national = 66.1%]
  • 72% of students attained level 4 or above in English language [national = 72%]
  • 79% of students attained level 4 or above in English language and/ or English literature
  • 57% of students attained level 5 or above in maths
  • 59% of students attained level 5 or above in English language and/ or English literature
  • 68% of students attained level 4 or above in both English and maths.
  • 46% of students attained a level 5 or above in both English and maths.
  • 70.1% of all GCSE /equivalent grades were at C / level 4 or above.

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

  • Wissam Whayeb - 5 A*-grades; 1 A-grade; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Joe Norris - 6 A*-grades; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Yolande Cheeseman - 4 A*-grades; 2 A-grades; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Isla Macinnes - 4 A*-grades; 2 A-grades; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Samuel Austin - 4 A*-grades; 2 A-grades; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Matthew Aindow - 4 A*-grades; 1 A-grade; 1 Distinction, 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Ella Jennings- 4 A*-grades; 2 A-grades; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Sian Bullock - 5 A*-grades; 1 A-grade; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English. Sian also attained an A-grade in AS-level maths.
  • Sam Young - 5 A*-grades; 1 A-grade; 1 grade 9 in maths and 1 grade 7 in English. Sam also attained an A in A-level maths.
  • Evie Burles - 3 A*-grades; 3 A-grades; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Lizzie Nash - 2 A*-grades; 4 A-grades; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Sean Bromilow - 2 A*-grades; 4 A-grades; 2 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Samuel Matthews - 1 A*-grade; 4 A-grades; 1 Distinction; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Thomas Buck - 1 A*-grades; 5 A-grades; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Jace Wright - 6 A*-grades; 3 grades 9/8 in maths and English.
  • Phoebe Leighton - 2 A*-grades; 4 A-grades; 1 grade 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Emily Davis - 1 A*-grade; 4 A-grades; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.
  • Anna Shellard - 1 A*-grades; 4 A-grades; 2 grades 9/8 and 1 grade 7 in maths and English.

Congratulations to all our students on their results this summer.  We wish them all the best of luck with their future careers.

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