Examination Results

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WGS Exam Results 2017

WGS Exam Results 2016

WGS Exam Results 2015

WGS Exam Results 2014

WGS GCSE Exam Results 2013 | WGS A Level Exam Results 2013

GCSE Results 2017

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 

  2017 2016
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:

  • Liam ARNOLD

  • Elizabeth BONSELL

  • Bronwen CARNEY


  • Martha D'ARCY

  • Samuel GODWOOD


  • Emily HAHESSY

  • Jenni IRELAND



  • Konstantinos KOTOULAS

  • Emily LITTLE

  • Reece MARSDEN

  • George NEYROUD


  • Ellen PITSON

  • Sophie RAVEN

  • Oliver ROWLES


  • Olivia THOMAS

  • Catherine TIDY

  • Salwa WAQAR

Pictured above: Twins Ben and Katy Keedwell

The following students made excellent progress achieving well above their target grades. 

  • Frankie COEY

  • Harvey EATON

  • Maya HAMPSON

  • Alexander JONES

  • Olivia LETTON

  • Katie MATTHEWS

  • Karolina PRIELOZNA

  • Nicole ROWLES


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