GCSE Results: “Outstanding”

I will remember this year group not only for their academic brilliance, but for the calm, purposeful way they went about achieving their goals.”

Wellingtonians have achieved another stellar set of GCSE results. Nearly a third (32%) of all grades awarded were Grade 9 (equivalent to a top A* in the old letter grading system); 61% were 9/8; 83% 9-7 and 95% 9-6. Overall, 9 was the most common pupil grade.

Julian Thomas commented: “I am delighted by these outstanding results and proud of everything this talented cohort has achieved. These pupils were the first to face the majority of their GCSEs in the new format, with increased course content and more demanding examinations. They have more than risen to the challenge, and have done so while honouring their many co-curricular commitments and adding so much value to College life. I will remember this year group not only for their academic brilliance, but for the calm, purposeful way they went about achieving their goals.”

These pupils were also the first to complete a Higher Project Qualification alongside their GCSE courses. The HPQ, for which pupils undertake an autonomous piece of work, is still graded according to the more familiar letter system. Here again, Wellingtonians achieved outstanding results: 56% of grades awarded were A*/A and 100% were A*-B.

Fifth Form pupils demonstrated impressive independent research skills, expanding their knowledge beyond the curriculum, with topics ranging from women in sport to rocket science. Head of Middle School, Julia Sutcliffe, said:

“The HPQ is excellent preparation for the Sixth Form, where all pupils will work towards an Extended Project Qualification alongside A Levels, or complete an Extended Essay if they take the IB route. With such superb GCSE results behind them and strong independent study skills already in evidence, we look forward to seeing what this talented cohort will achieve in the Sixth Form”.

Well done to them all!

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