Wisbech Grammar School pupils respond 'brilliantly' to changes in GCSEs says headmaster
High-achieving pupils at Wisbech Grammar School are celebrating their GCSE results today.
Headmaster, Mr Chris Staley, said: “I am really pleased and encouraged by the GCSE results at Wisbech Grammar School. Considering the curriculum changes, the move to the new 9-1 and more rigorous grading system, the pupils here have responded brilliantly.
"We are well ahead of the National pass rates overall and at the very top end of the academic spectrum we have received some stellar results with one candidate achieving eight 9 grades and one eight. A considerable number of other pupils achieved just 9s, 8s or 7s which is outstanding and testament to their hard work and the superb individualised academic and pastoral care on offer at WGS."
With the headline figures of: An overall pass rate of 90 per cent (pupils achieving A* to C or 9 to 4)
Almost 50 per cent of the year group achieving top grades in their examinations (A* to B or 9 to 6)
10 per cent+ of pupils gained 9 or more results at grades A* to B or 6 or above
5 per cent+ of pupils were awarded 9 or more grades at A* to B or 7 or above
These results demonstrate that through inspiring teaching, tailoring learning to individual pupil needs, fantastic progress can be made. Many pupils achieved results they would not have thought possible when we embarked upon their learning journey. I am very proud of everyone associated with these results.”
Individual quotes and results:
Ruth Logan who is an Academic Scholar from Wisbech gained eight 9s , and an 8 in Spanish. She is taking A-levels in maths, further maths, physics and art.
She said: "I enjoyed all my subjects and was really lucky with all the help and support from teachers, and after A-levels my aim is to study architecture at Cambridge University."
Silvi Rathod of Wisbech earned three 9s, two 8s, two 7s, two 6s - she's taking A-levels in maths, economics and psychology
"I am feeling so happy with my results, I want to work in finance eventually and this is the first step towards my goal. I would like to thank all my teachers as without their commitment and support I wouldn’t have got the results I have today."
Matilda Kerman-Staley who is also an Academic Scholar from Wisbech gained one 9, five 8s, three 7s - she said: "I am so pleased with my results, all the studying has paid off. I am now really looking forward to starting my A-level courses in geography, biology, chemistry and textiles".
Matvei Kokin, of Wisbech gained three 9s, three 8s, one 7 and one 6.
Georgina Avery of March gained two 9s, four 8s and three 7s.
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