In a year of signification national changes to the examination system, students at The Wilnecote School are celebrating their successful GCSE results. Despite the bar being deliberately set high with the new reformed GCSEs which have greater and more complex content and require a greater number of individual components, Wilnecote students have surpassed previous years and achieved national levels of performance. Results in Mathematics, ICT, RE, Music and Art were particularly strong.
The school is incredibly proud of those students who achieved grade 9s, which were attained across a wide range of subjects. The new grading system offers greater stretch for candidates at the top end, with a grade 9 higher than the old A*.It was already very hard to achieve the top grade of A* under the old system, but it is even harder to achieve the top grade of a 9 under the new one. Congratulations must therefore go to Tharun Thiruvananthan, Tom Banks, Ben Shingleton, Luis Dos Santos Jodie Beasley, Madison Lee, Sonny Cartwright and Holly Lawton for achieving at such a high level, in some cases in a multiple subjects. Other high achievers included Eve Rowley, Lara Lennon, Abigail White, Joshua Russam, Callum Thompson and Joshua Bampton. In addition Ameila Hale, Megan Ramsey, Beth Whitemore and Natasha Beasley made outstanding progress during their time at The Wilnecote School.
Headteacher Sian Hartle congratulated the cohort on their hard work and commitment in achieving their very best in their time at Wilnecote. “Our students have risen so successfully to the challenge of the new examination system and have achieved higher grades than in previous years across the range of subjects. Our Governors and staff would like to pass on their congratulations to them and we would all like to thank our parents for the wonderful support they offer us. As the new academic year begins The Wilnecote School looks forward to building on the success of this year’s results.”