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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.


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

LEFT TO RIGHT: Tom Ward, Phoebe Davis & Harry Nellis

The anxious wait is finally over and sixth form students at Wollaston School gathered together to celebrate their successes in the 2018 A level and BTEC qualifications.  The numbers of Wollaston students securing the top grades remained high, with approximately three quarters of all entries awarded A*-C grades, or equivalent.  With the clamour for high quality university courses as competitive as ever, Wollaston students were also successful in securing places at a wide range of institutions, including a number at prestigious ‘Russell Group’ universities.   This year has also seen a rise in popularity of Degree Apprenticeships, and Wollaston has five students who have successfully applied to follow this recently introduced pathway next year.

Headteacher, James Birkett, commented ‘It is a pleasure to see so many students that have worked so hard over 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 in the Sixth Form Centre today is one of celebration, excitement and relief.  This is tribute to the hard work and talents of an excellent cohort of students, the support given to them by their parents, families and friends, and the dedication and commitment of their teachers.’

There were some outstanding individual performances:

  • Tom Ward professed himself ‘delighted’ with his grades of A* and 2 A grades in Geography, French & Biology.  He will now embark upon a degree at the University of Cambridge in Geography.
  • Sian Crooke secured A* and 2 A grades in Maths, Further Maths and French.  She will now accept a place at the University of Birmingham to study Mathematics.
  • Adam Bebbington secured A*, A, B and Distinction grades in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and ICT. He will now accept a place to study Ethical Hacking & Cyber Security at the University of Coventry.
  • Phoebe Davis secured a superb set of results, an A*, A, and B grades in Economics, Psychology & History, and will now begin a degree at the University of Kent in History.
  • Kate Hogan was absolutely delighted to learn that she had secured 3 A grades in History, Psychology and Sociology.  She will now accept a place at the University of Southampton to study Criminology.
  • Harry Nellis was really pleased to discover that he had secured 2 A* grades and one D grade in German, History and Chemistry.  He has accepted a place at the University of Leeds to study German & History.

Head of Sixth Form, Damien Keane remarked that he was ‘delighted for all the Wollaston students whose hard work over two years of study has paid off today.  These results illustrate the importance of the broad curriculum offer at Wollaston, which has enabled students to be successful in moving onto a wide range of career and further study opportunities.’


GCSE Results Day at Wollaston School

LEFT TO RIGHT: Tom Halliday, Amelie Van der Ploeg, Marcus King & Joseph Mullan.

Students and staff are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results at Wollaston School. The headline measure of students achieving a Grade 4 or above in both English and Maths has increased to above 70% for the first time in the school’s recent history.

Students have achieved strong results throughout the curriculum, with the average grade achieved at a Grade 5 (defined by Ofqual and the Department for education as a “strong pass”).

Headteacher, Mr James Birkett, commented “I congratulate all of our GCSE students who are collecting results today. Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard together throughout the year, successfully navigating the newly reformed GCSE assessment system. Our students should take great pride in all that they have achieved and we look forward to the vast majority of our students returning in September to our successful Sixth Form to begin their A Level and BTEC studies”.


Wollaston School students enjoyed some exceptional individual results, with the following students achieving particularly notable qualifications:

Marcus King - 5 Grade 9’s (Biology, Chemistry, German, Physics, Maths) & 2 Grade 8’s (Geography, History).

Joseph Mullan - 4 Grade 9’s (English Literature, English Language, History, Physics) & 3 Grade 8’s (Biology, Chemistry & Computer Science).

Tom Halliday - 3 Grade 9’s (Geography, History, Physics) & 4 Grade 8’s (Biology, Chemistry, English Language & Maths).

Amelie Van der Ploeg - 2 Grade 9’s (English Language & German) & 3 Grade 8’s (English Literature, Geography & Maths).

Simon Cook - 2 Grade 9’s (Biology & Physics) & 3 Grade 8’s (Chemistry, Computer Science & Maths).

Sam Thompson - 5 Grade 8’s (Chemistry, English Literature, German, Physics, PE) & Grade A (Sociology).

Edwin Cheng -2 Grade 9’s (Dance & Performing Arts) & 1 Grade 8 (English Literature).

Fran Gosling - 4 Grade 8’s (Dance, History, E&P, Double Science).

Georgia Sibcy - 4 Grade 8’s (Biology, Chemistry, History & Performing Arts).

Lucy Stevens - 1 Grade 9 (Art) & 6 Grade 8’s (English Literature, English Language, Geography, Maths & Double Science).

Oliver Jeffries - 4 Grade 8’s (English Literature, Geography & Double Science).

Head of Year 11, Mr Martyn Wilkie, commented: “It has been an absolute pleasure to lead the year team over the last five years. From day one, their potential was evident, and through their consistent hard work and commitment, they have achieved the record levels we all knew they were capable of. I am sure many of them will go on to do great things”.

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