GCSE Success at Wollaston School

After the excellent Sixth Form Results earlier this week, our 2021 Year 11 students are today celebrating incredible achievements in their GCSE and BTEC qualifications. Although results were available online, many students decided to  receive their qualifications in person, with the traditional “envelope opening” ritual in Wollaston’s main School Hall.

Headteacher James Birkett praised their achievements,

“Our 2021GCSE students have accomplished a truly exceptional set of qualifications in the most demanding of circumstances. Our Year 11 cohort were resolute in the face of  national disruption and worked incredibly hard towards the suite of internal assessments which decided their grades. Students have been  absolutely inspiring in their positivity, dedication and quest for academic excellence. They deserve to celebrate and take great pride in the amazing grade awards they have received this morning. I would also like to recognise the excellent work and support of our staff team in ensuring that our students were well prepared and set up for success in such a different system of awarding grades this year. The expertise and commitment of staff, coupled with the support of parents and most importantly the inspiring approach of our students has ensured that despite the circumstances, 2021 is another year in which Wollaston School students can celebrate outstanding results which should be a source of personal and collective pride.”

A feature of this year has been the need to adapt provision to ensure that all students have been able to success, not matter the personal or national circumstances, and we are delighted that students from across the entire cohort have succeeded in their qualifications.   We are also celebrating some exemplary individual results which rank alongside the elite academic performances nationally.

Rory Traynor – 7 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s

Lauren Wells –7 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s

Ethan Jennings – 6 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s

Amber Hill –4 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s, 2 Grade 7’s

Samantha Gamble –  1 Grade 9, 7 Grade 8’s, Level 2 Distinction*

Poppy McNeal – 3 Grade 9’s,  4 Grade 8’s, 2 Grade 7’s

Matthew Jennings – 3 Grade 9’s, 2 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, Level 2 Distinction*

Amy Mordue – 2 Grade 9’s, 6 Grade 8’s, 1 Grade 6

Sophee Parker – 2 Grade 9’s, 4 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s

Nazia Akhtar – 1 Grade 9, 5 Grade 8’s, 2 Grade 7’s, 1 Grade 6

Katie Godwin – 2 Grade 9’s, 3 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, 1 Grade 6

Joseph Dunkley – 5 Grade 8’s, 3 Grade 7’s, Level 2 Distinction

Assistant Headteacher and Head of Year 11, Mrs Walker paid tribute to her year group

“Our students have demonstrated amazing resilience and determination throughout the last two years with challenges that neither they or us could have imagined. None of us should underestimate the impact that the pandemic has had on our students accessing and coping with the demands of completing their courses with so many weeks being forced to work remotely. As a year group they have risen to these challenges and the outcomes they have achieved have been a reflection of those individual efforts. A large number of students will be joining the sixth form at Wollaston in September and we are delighted that they will be continuing their education journey with us. Other students are going on to study at local colleges and sixth forms, taking up apprenticeships and joining the armed forces. Whatever their chosen next steps, we wish them all the best for the future and we know they will enjoy further successes along the way.”

As a result of these qualifications, students are now ready to take the next steps in their education. We wish those leaving to college courses or apprenticeships the very best in their future endeavours, and look forward to welcoming back most of Year 11 into our excellent Sixth Form, alongside an increasing number of external applicants from other schools. If parents or students do have any questions regarding Wollaston School  Sixth Form entry, please contact Mr Mills MillsT@wollaston-school.net or Mrs Melia MeliaJ@wollaston-school.net for further information.


Congratulations again to  the Wollaston School GCSE class of 2021, as an entire school community, we are incredibly proud of your achievements.