Outstanding GCSE success for Weatherhead students
Outstanding GCSE success for Weatherhead students. In total there were 1,717 entries at GCSE – 77% of grades were A*- C/grades 9-4 and record levels of attainment were recorded in many subject areas.
The school is delighted that students have coped exceptionally well with the new and more challenging examinations in English and Mathematics. In English 83% of students have achieved grade 4 and above, and in Mathematics 61% achieved grade 4 and above. (The government has indicated that grade 4 is equivalent to a grade C under the old system).
The performance of students of all abilities was very impressive and our top ability students excelled. The school’s top GCSE performers were:
Nicole Marnell – 7 A* & Grades 9, 8 & 7
Elissa Griffiths – 6 A*, 2 A & Grades 9 & 2x8
Sarah Taylor – 5 A*, 3 A & Grades 9 & 2x8
Katie Mann – 5 A*, 2 A & Grades 9 & 2x8
Katrina Woolley – 5 A*, 2 A & Grades 2x8 & 7
Abbie Lorimer – 4 A*, 3 A & Grades 9 & 2x7
Georgia Williams – 4 A*, 2 A, 1 B & Grades 2x7 & 6
Chloe Etherington – 3 A*, 3 A, 2B & Grades 9, 7 & 6
Erin Stock – 3 A*, 2 A, 2 B & Grades 8 & 2x7
Morgan Flude – 2 A*, 5 A & Grades 2x8 & 6
Head of School Miss Whelan commented:
We are delighted that students have their just reward for their hard work and commitment. We are particularly pleased that the vast majority of students have coped well with the more demanding and challenging GCSEs in English and Mathematics. Students and staff deserve commendation for all their commitment to ensuring a successful outcome in this year’s results. It is particularly pleasing that Weatherhead curriculum remains broad and balanced and students have excellent opportunity to study languages, humanities, and arts based courses.