GCSE Celebrations at Westholme

GCSE delight for our girls!

Girls at Westholme have been enjoying the fruits of their labour this morning as another set of excellent GCSEs was opened.   Mrs Croston said, ”˜Westholme students have performed extremely well, with our A*/ A level percentage at 44%.   The overall pass rate (grades A – C) was 92%, with notable performances across the whole range of rigorous English Baccalaureate subjects.  Against a backdrop of a very definite national decline with the overall pass rate A-C dropping and the A*/A grade down by quite a significant 1%, I am particularly heartened by our achievements.

At the very top end, 21% of pupils gained a minimum of 9 A*/A grades.   Deena Mahmood was delighted to clutch a full set of eleven A*s and Harriet Dagnall was hot on her heels with 10 A*s and an A!   These are truly fine performances when national trends are definitely tightening up.   All the staff team and the girls have worked together to ensure that potential has been fulfilled.   The girls are busy selecting their A level choices and the range of subjects they are going on to speaks of the many talents they have and the range we offer.   GCSEs are the start of the journey towards a fulfilling career and I am very pleased to say that the future looks bright for our GCSE group of 2012.’