“Today’s GCSE success is testament to the true Westholme spirit” says Westholme Principal, Dr Richard Robson.
“A remarkable 81% achieved grade 7s and above – this is a phenomenal achievement right across the whole year group. I am so proud of each and every student, how they have navigated the consequences of Covid-19 and applied themselves so diligently to prepare for public examinations.”
This is the first time students at Westholme have sat formal examinations in two years as a result of the pandemic – their hard work, and the dedication of staff has paid off.
Dr Robson said today was “a tremendous day for everyone at Westholme. We celebrate outstanding attainment against a national backdrop of reduced top grades and a return to pre-pandemic levels.” Dr Robson added: “Our inspirational teachers know all students individually and how hard they have worked throughout a combination of home learning and face-to-face lessons in the classroom. I would like to thank all our terrific teaching staff for their dedication during turbulent times and ensuring all students had every opportunity to excel with continued personalised 1:1 support.”
We are delighted that most Year 11s will progress straight into our INSPIRED Sixth Form – which only last week attained a record number of top A Level grades with 94% of students gaining their first choice at university.
Dr Robson added: “I know they will be very excited to get started and make the most of Westholme’s incredible A Level provision. Our INSPIRED Sixth Form offers unrivalled holistic excellence which includes our bespoke leadership programmes, entrepreneurial opportunities and so much more.
“Our best ever A Level results smashed the school records for the second year in a row, and I know that this year’s GCSE cohort will continue to excel and achieve amazing feats during their final two years at Westholme. The school’s momentous centenary celebrations in 2023 will also ensure our students’ final years with us will be truly memorable.”
Well done to all students who attained their results on what was a momentous day of achievement!