The wait is over!
Today we are celebrating another set of incredible GCSE results. Year 11 have coped tremendously with the new examination system that has been introduced and we are pleased to share in their success.
We are absolutely delighted that the diligence and focus of both students and teachers has paid dividends with excellent results. Superb performances from 34% of our students achieving grades A*/ A or 9-7 are especially pleasing. With a small fraction of the country expected to secure the new top grade 9, we achieved 9% which is outstanding. Nicola Judah and Ritu Battacharyya deserve special commendation having secured 11 A*/9s in all subjects – this is truly fantastic.
Another special mention goes to Amber Gosling who achieved A* or equivalent in all subjects with an 8 in Mathematics and highly sought-after 9s in both English Literature and Language.
Lewis Taylor received a well-deserved A* in Performing Arts and is moving through to the Sixth Form to continue building on his excellence in this area.
Charlotte Burke, Shuresh Ghanbari, Alice Beveridge and Ella Boys are just some of the students celebrating after achieving 11 GCSEs, all at grade 7/A or above.
Principal, Mrs Horner commented, “In a time of change I have been impressed by the conscientious work ethic of Westholme Year 11s who have embraced every challenge; they are ready for the next stage of their career in our Sixth Form, Further Education or apprenticeship. I commend their efforts, thank the dedicated teachers who have inspired them and the parents who have supported them throughout.”
These exceptional GCSE results mark the end of another successful academic year at Westholme and confirm that our students can look forward to a very bright future!
For further information on the new GCSE grading system please click here.
Please take a look at the short film of highlights from the day below.