GCSE Results 2017
We are delighted with this year’s excellent GCSE results and are exceptionally proud of all our young people. Our English and Mathematics results continue to be exceptionally strong in the face of national uncertainty and external pressures with regards to the new GCSE qualifications.
A fantastic 84% of pupils achieved grade 4+ (old C grade) in English, with nearly 70% achieving three new grade 5 or above; and in Mathematics 86% achieved a grade 4+ (old C grade) and nearly 70% a grade 5 or above. This puts Woolmer Hill well above the initial national figures for 2017. We have also seen an increase in the percentage of the top grades awarded.
77% of our pupils achieved the Level 2 Basics measure with a standard pass (Grade 4+ in both Mathematics and English) and 59% achieved the Level 2 Basics measure with a strong pass (Grade 5+) in the new reformed and more challenging Mathematics and English GCSEs. Well done to everyone!
Headteacher Clare Talbot said “I am so pleased for our pupils who have worked hard and shown great resilience in tackling the demands of the new Mathematics and English qualifications and who have been rewarded with great results. The number of pupils achieving the new top grade 9s was exceptional and is a testament to the hard work of pupils and staff. I am very proud of them all”
As well as the outstanding success of Mathematics and English, some of the other subjects which achieved great success with their % of A*-C grades are: Biology 100%, Chemistry 100%, Physics 100%, Art 100%, Drama 96% and Catering 92%.
There were some stand-out individual performances among the results and some of this year’s highest achievers are:
Catherine Lockwood (3 grade 9s and 7 A*/As - one of only 2000 pupils nationally who achieved 9s in all three new GSCEs), Lena Ricci-Hodgson (2 grade 9s, 1 A* and 6 As), Mark Sharman (2 grade 9s, 7 A*/As), Gemma Drake (6 A*s, 1 A, 1 grade 8 and 2 grade 7s), Harry White (4A*s, 3As, 2 grade 8s and a grade 7) and Darcy Adams (3A*s, 2 As, 1 grade 8 and 1 grade 7)