WELLINGBOROUGH School is delighted with this year's A-Level and GCSE results, with over 20 per cent of the Upper Sixth cohort receiving at least one A* and over a third of all entries were graded A*/A at A-Level, as well as an A* percentage at GCSE that is the highest for three years.
The A-Level results have seen a number of pupils set to head off to prestigious institutions for a wide range of courses, including Matilda Hanning's acceptance at King's College, London, to read Liberal Arts and Keir Mulcahey's acceptance at Durham to read Classics. Alice Chan achieved an impressive A*A*AA, and will now go onto Cambridge University to study Veterinary Science. The spread of interests and subject choices of these pupils illustrates the high-quality teaching and support pupils have received.
Garry Bowe, Headmaster of Wellingborough School, praised the achievements of pupils. He said: "Results day is a day for all our pupils to celebrate the rewards of the hard work they have put in over the academic year, and we are proud to see the many success stories as our pupils move on to the next stage of their lives. We wish all of our pupils great success in whatever their futures may hold."
The new GCSE grading system (where exams are graded 9 - 1) in Maths means comparison with previous years is difficult, but the grades at Wellingborough School were very pleasing and three Year 11 pupils achieved the new Grade 9 (which is equivalent to a very high A*). The Grade 9s achieved by two of the Year 9 pupils in Mathematics, William Heath and Kai Tanna-Shah, are further reason to celebrate, and be proud of the pupils and the teaching staff.
In all, 52 of the 90 pupils gained at least one A* grade and 20 per cent gained six or more A*s. The achievements of Anna Elson and Oliver Simmons, who have a clean sweep of A* and a Grade 8 or 9 in their Mathematics, are of particular note.
There are many other highlights, with strong performances by a large proportion of pupils in Art and Latin. 21 pupils, nearly 25 per cent gained an A* in all three sciences.
Wellingborough School will be holding its Open Day on Saturday, 7 October, while a Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Tuesday, 12 October.
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