Our Year 11 ‘pioneers’ are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results, the first for the school. The boys have all performed very well and the early indications are that the results, when compared with the baseline data gathered from tests in Year 9, will show we have added significant value to the year group. There was a 99% pass rate overall and the key pieces of data that are a cause for celebration are:
- 33% of all grades received by the Year 11 are the top grade (A*/9); this increases to 36% if you include all the boys who sat a GCSE in Modern Foreign Languages.
- 69% of all grades received by the Year 11 are A*-A/9-7, rising to 71% with the early entry MFL results included.
- 4 pupils achieved 10 A*/9 grades and two more pupils achieved 10 grades A*-A/9-8.
As mentioned in the figures above, there were twenty boys who took a GCSE early in either Italian or Spanish and all achieved an A* grade.
There is no doubt that this first set of results has come about through a combination of the boys’ hard work and the support of teaching staff and the parents. I particularly want to commend again, the hard work done by the teaching staff who have run extra clinics before and after school, at weekends and in the holidays to ensure that the boys were well prepared. The Year 11 pupils are well placed to join the Sixth Form and to build on the foundations of their first three years at Wetherby Senior School.