Students in year 11 have overcome the GCSE changes to achieve more top grades than ever before. The number of students achieving the new grades 7 to 9, equivalent to an A or A*, rose sharply. In maths, the percentage of students achieving the new grades 7-9 rose from 19% in 2016 to 23%. In English, this was even better: 31% achieved these top grades, up from 16% in 2016.
The proportion of students achieving 5 or more good passes including English and Maths matched the record score of 2016, which is a real achievement in a time of change.
Across the country, schools have been feeling uncertain about results this year. I am delighted that the hard work and worry has paid off for so many students today. Our overall passes fell slightly in Maths and rose in English, exactly in line with our expectations for this cohort. To remain at last year’s best ever results overall is a real achievement. The improvement at the top end was even better than we hoped for; showing that with a growth mindset and aspiration, students can achieve great things. All students contributed to our results and we are very proud of them. We are so grateful to the staff for their commitment and to parents and governors for their support.
Pictured left to right: Jenni Ireland and Lizzie Bonsell
|Percentage of students achieving 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English at Grade 4+||65%||65%|
|Percentage of students achieving Maths at Grade 4 or above||75%||79%|
|Percentage of students achieving English at Grade 4 or above||79%||74%|
|Percentage of students achieving Maths at Grade 7 or above||23%||19%|
|Percentage of students achieving English at Grade 7 or above||31%||16%|
|Percentage of cohort entering for the EBacc||45%||42%|
|Percentage of cohort achieving the EBacc||32%||38%|
There were some exceptional performances to report:
Jess SHOWAN: Grades: 9, 9, 8 and 8 A*s
Samantha HICKS: Grades: 9, 9, 9, 3 A*s and 4 As
Pictured left to right: Jess Showan, Ben Keedwell and Samantha Hicks
Pictured left to right: Harvey Eaton and Joseph Spillane
The following students all achieved eight or more Grades 9 to 7 or A*- As:
Pictured above: Twins Ben and Katy Keedwell
The following students made excellent progress achieving well above their target grades.
We are delighted to report a 100% pass rate in our A Level examinations this year with over 1 in 5 grades at A or A*, and our highest proportion ever of students achieving their first choice of university.
Pictured above from left to right: Overall the key headlines are: Katherine Godfrey, Connor Beveridge, Luke Dick and Becky Thirtle.
Number of pupils sitting exams 72
% of entries A* to A 22%
% entries A* to B 47%
% entries A* to E 100%
This is in line with our targets, reflecting the strong progress that students make. In a year of great uncertainty we are delighted for the students that they have done so well. Year 13 have been a fantastic year group who have contributed so much to the school as well as achieving so highly. They have been brilliant role models for our younger students and we know they will go onto great things. The school would like to thank parents and staff for all their support for our Year 13s too.
Pictured above from left to right: Mr Armstrong (Head of Sixth Form), Megan Wilks, Ben Dunkley and Lucy Enright.
Within these results are many fantastic individual stories.
Highest achievers were :
Megan Wilks A*A*AA – Megan will study Engineering at Durham
Holly Pan A*A*AA – Holly will study Medicine at Leicester
Tommy Matthews - A*AA – Tommy will study Mathematics at the University of Birmingham
Lucy Cox – AAA – Lucy will study Economics and Politics at the University of Bath
Connor Dalton – AAA – Connor will study Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Bath
Pictured above: From left to right Holly Pan and Mr Armstrong (Head of Sixth Form).
Pictured above: From left to right Mr Armstrong (Head of Sixth Form) and Connor Dalton.
Of course, these are just a selection of the many fabulous achievements. All our students are now going on to new challenges. The majority apply to university and the school is delighted to report that 95% who applied achieved their place. Other students have some great apprenticeships, one student is going to music conservatoire, another joins the military and some have excellent employment lined up.
Pictured above: From left to right Sam Plumbe, Billy Cooper and Zoe Franklin.
The Head of 6th Form, Matt Armstrong said “It is delightful to see the hard work and dedication of our students and staff translate into real success. The 6th Form at Wood Green is a special place. We pride ourselves on developing aspiration and determination in our students, which we know will enable them to achieve the outcomes they deserve. I wish them every success for the future.”
Mr R Shadbolt, Headteacher