Wilmslow High students celebrate well above national average GCSE results

Year 11 students at Wilmslow High School are celebrating impressive GCSE and BTEC results having achieved grades which are were well above the national average.

The percentage of students awarded the highest grade 9s was 15% compared with the national figure of 7.4%, while the percentage of results at grade 7 and above was 44% compared with the national figure of 28.5%.

This pattern can also be seen at grade 4 and higher (the threshold for progression to the next level of study in a subject), where the figure for Wilmslow High School is 91% compared with the national figure of 77%.

24 students achieved 6 or more grade 9s, with 8 students achieving this grade in all their subjects.

In celebrating the achievements of our young people, the Headteacher of Wilmslow High School, Dr J Pullé commented "Today brings very well-deserved rewards for our Year 11 students collecting their GCSE and BTEC results.

"The past 15 months have presented us all with many varied challenges to overcome, but as is often the case, the most difficult of times brings out the very best in our school community, and Year 11 have certainly risen to the challenge and more.

"These grades have been achieved by young people having the resilience and agility to adapt well to unprecedented disruption to the rhythms and routines of school life and learning. In doing this, students have demonstrated the ability to spot and seize opportunities, have adopted an enterprising approach to solving unexpected problems and shown perseverance to see tasks through to completion.

"This generation should now feel confident with a huge amount of self-belief in taking the next step in their learning journey.  Their time at Wilmslow High School has given them a strong foundation on which to build; one which has supported their development as a young person of character.

"Alongside their results, the many varied wider experiences, friendships, successes and learning about how to overcome setbacks that they take from their compulsory school years, will help them make the very best of the opportunities and challenges that now lie ahead of them.

"On behalf of the teachers, the whole school staff and the Governors, I would like to wish our Year 11 students all the very best for their future choices and I hope that they flourish and thrive over the coming months and years."

GCSE Results, Wilmslow High School