Weatherhead Students Celebrate Exceptional Achievements in their GCSEs and BTECs!
Weatherhead High School is so pleased to announce some outstanding achievements by its students this year in their GCSEs and BTECs, despite the significant disruption to their education over the last 18 months with the pandemic.
This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards.
Every student should be so proud of what they have achieved today and how well they have coped in these unprecedented times and the results are a true reflection of all the hard work over 5 years, and their determination and resilience especially over the last 2 years where they have had to quickly adapt to remote education and cope with continued disruption.
Macy Brown, Elisha Harrison, Maisy Foulkes and Boroka Pasztor achieved a remarkable 31 grade 9s between them and they are all returning to Weatherhead Sixth Form to study a combination of A Levels including Maths, Further Maths, Spanish, Geography and Science subjects.
Molly Nash, Romilly Norton, Anna Chapman, Katie Comber, Emma Parsons, Marnie McDowell-Daly and Mollie Mason all achieved 10 grades 9-7/Distinction* and are all continuing their education in Sixth Form.
Molly Nash achieved 2 grade 9s in English Literature and English Language as well as being recently ‘Highly Recommended’ in the Wirral 2021 Chris Salmon Poetry Competition, so it is no surprise she will be studying English Literature as one of her A Levels in September.
Jessica O’Neill has lots of reasons to celebrate today as she is celebrating her 16th birthday as well as achieving impressive results in all her subjects, including a grade 7 in Dance and she will be continuing her A Level studies in our Sixth Form.
Amy Ward’s ambition to work with animals is now going to be a reality after successfully securing all the grades needed for Wirral Met College and she will be starting her Animal Management course in September to fulfill her dream of becoming a Zoo Keeper.
Ruba Tabidi came to the UK from Qatar in September 2019 and started at Weatherhead in January 2020 speaking very little English. Today she achieves absolutely brilliant results in all her subjects with grades 5 in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Geography, grades 44 in Science and a Pass in her Hospitality BTEC.
Headteacher, Miss Whelan commented:
“I am absolutely delighted with the achievement of all our students who have worked extremely well during their GCSE and BTEC courses in the most challenging circumstances ever. The students have worked so hard since starting at Weatherhead 5 years ago to achieve such success in all subjects, despite a global pandemic and the staff at Weatherhead continue to work tirelessly to support them and deserve a special thank you. All our parents and carers have been so supportive especially during these challenging times and the strong partnership we have has been integral to the success of all our students.
I am so proud of how the students have dealt with the last 18 months and how well they coped in the most unprecedented times, having to self-isolate and for some on more than one occasion, work from home frequently and for long periods of time, engage in so many different types of remote education and zoom lessons. So I can wholeheartedly say that every single one of our students can hold their heads high in knowing they handled a global pandemic in such an incredibly impressive way, and these results are a true reflection of their hard work and ability and will open up so many opportunities for each and every one of them. Most students are returning in September to continue their studies in our Sixth Form and I very much look forward to seeing them and I wish all the other students the very best in their new ventures.”
Chair of Governors, Mrs Carol Rogers congratulates all Year 11 students on their deserved success and thanks all the staff for their professionalism, hard work and support over the years and in these unprecedented times.
Weatherhead High School’s curriculum remains inclusive and broad so that all students are given the opportunity to succeed in their individual pathway and the achievements off all abilities was very impressive this year and some of our top achievers were: