Record GCSE results for Wilmslow High

Wilmslow High students achieved their best ever GCSE results this year with 73% of Year 11 achieving 5A*- C including English and mathematics and 81% of students achieving 5 or more A* - C grades.

In spite of the national reduction in GCSE English passes, the proportion of students gaining A*- C in English at Wilmslow High rose by 1 percentage point to 77%. In mathematics 82% of students achieved A*-C and 77% of students achieved 2 A*- C grades in science.

30% of entries resulted in A or A* grades, 10% of which were at A*, and 46 students (15% of Year 11) achieved more than 8 A or A* grades.

Anna Bett and Kirsty Mossman both achieved 10 A*s. Anna told "I am ecstatic. I hoped to do this well but it's more than you can expect."

Katie Longson, who achieved 8 A*s and 2 As, said "I cannot believe it. I'm shocked. I was so nervous before, it is such a relief."

On learning he had achieved 9 A*s and 1 A, Aiden Westaway said "I am very pleased that my hard work paid off" and Georgia Conyers, who achieved 7As and 3A*s commented "I am so pleased, it was worth all the revision."

99.67% of students achieved at least one GCSE pass and 97% achieved at least one grade C GCSE or better.

Mrs Gill Bremner, Headteacher, congratulated students taking GCSEs in 2012 on their achievements.

She said "This year's results are the best yet for Wilmslow High School: another moment of celebration. It is particularly pleasing that our English results, which are already well above the national average, have continued to improve whilst sadly the national percentage of A*-C grades in English have declined.

"As always, I am proud of the determined approach shown by our students, the dedication of the staff and the support shown by parents: it is always a pleasure on results day to see staff and students recognising that all the hard work has paid off and that students can now take the next step in their education and careers.

"Students leaving us to pursue college courses or employment should now be well prepared and ready for their futures with good foundations in literacy, numeracy and science: we wish them well and thank them for their contribution to the school.

"For the many students staying on in the sixth form this is where the hard work really starts to enable them to take the next step into higher education in two years time: university courses, apprenticeships or whatever pathway they choose to take. We have high expectations of students and will be demanding of their very best: we are here to work with them to make their aspirations a reality.

"I am sure all students would want me to thank their parents and the teaching staff on their behalf for the support they have given students to help them to achieve so much in their examinations."

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Exam Results, Wilmslow High School


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Lisa Reeves
Thursday 23rd August 2012 at 5:29 pm
Provisional figures across Cheshire East show that 62% of pupils achieved five or more A*- C grades, including English and maths, which is slightly down on last year’s pass rate of 65%.

The proportion of pupils gaining five A*- C grades in any subject is 82%, marginally down on last year’s total of 83%.
Councillor Hilda Gaddum, Cabinet member in charge of children and family services, said: “Once again, our pupils have excelled and I congratulate them on some impressive results.
“I am sure that many of our young people were very nervous as they made their way into schools this morning but I do hope they are all pleased with their results.
“I want to thank family members, teachers and schools staff who worked very hard to support our pupils, and also the young people themselves who are maintaining a high success rate in Cheshire East.”