A message from the Principal, Dr Robson
Huge congratulations to all of our Year 11 students and their families – last Thursday was a memorable day for academic accomplishment at Westholme!
A remarkable 85% achieved grade 7 and above and this is a phenomenal achievement right across the whole year group. Well done – I am proud of each and every one of you! It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know our wonderful 11s since I joined Westholme in January. I have been so impressed with the way they have navigated uncertainty, national lockdowns and online learning with an unfailing determination to remain prepared for every eventuality. With 81% of students gaining a grade 8 or above, and 75% receiving at least one grade 9, today’s GCSE triumph is testament to the true Westholme spirit.
The grades this year have been allocated through a meticulous and robust process, ensuring evidence submitted was thoroughly moderated and validated internally then externally by examination boards. Our fantastic teachers know all of our students individually and how hard they have worked to produce work worthy of these incredible high grades. I would like to thank all our terrific teaching staff for their dedication this year in ensuring all students had every opportunity to excel.
This year, most of our Year 11s will progress straight into our INSPIRED Sixth Form and have already initiated preparation through their Enrichment Weeks and Induction Days at the end of the summer term. I know they will be very excited to take full advantage of the very best A Level provision that we offer within our unrivalled holistic experience unique to Westholme that includes our bespoke leadership programmes and so much more.
Our best ever A Level results this year smashed the school records, and I know that this year’s GCSE cohort will be keen to emulate this and achieve amazing feats over their final two years at Westholme in our exciting INSPIRED Sixth Form.