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”.