GCSEs: Wellingborough School

Some of the students celebrating their GCSE results at Wellingborough School

Some of the students celebrating their GCSE results at Wellingborough School

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Students and staff at Wellingborough School are celebrating their GCSE successes.

Coming quickly after creditable A-level result increases in both A* and A grades, Wellingborough School is now celebrating the announcement of its GCSE results.

The overall pass rate has increased by 3.9 per cent since last year, and there was, for the second year running, 100 per cent pass rate in English language.

52 of the pupils (55 per cent) gained at least one A*, with 15 per cent gaining five or more A* grades, and 20 per cent of all passes in biology, chemistry and physics were at A*.

The school was particularly delighted with more than 75 per cent of GCSE drama grades being A or A*, as for the first time in several years, an A-Level drama course with be run from September.

Garry Bowe, headmaster at Wellingborough School, said: “It is always a wonderful experience to see the hard work and determination of our pupils result in the grades they need to access the next stage of their education.

“My congratulations go to them, as well as thanks to our teaching staff for supporting their studies and the parents for their support at home.

“We are now looking ahead to welcoming current and new pupils into the Sixth Form and working with them to realise their full potential.”

The Wellingborough School open day takes place on Saturday, October 15, and will provide a wealth of information on life at the school.

There is no need to book a place, but further details can be found at www.wellingboroughschool.org.

Here’s some of the success stories from the school:

Charlotte Menzies, 16, achieved five A*s in Latin, biology, English language, physics and history, and five As in maths, chemistry, English literature, French and PE.

She said: “I worked hard throughout the GCSE course and did lots of revision, so I am very pleased with my results.

“I am now looking forward to continuing at Wellingborough School to study biology, chemistry and Latin at A-Level.”

Chloe Abbott, 16, from Great Doddington, received four A*s in biology, chemistry, physics and art, four As in maths, English, geography and history, and a B in French.

She said: “I’m really happy.

“I worked hard and am glad it has all paid off.”

Oliver Sharp, 16, from Kettering, achieved eight A*s in maths, biology, chemistry, English literature, English language, physics, geography and history, an A in French and a B in PE.

He said: “I didn’t think I would do so well, but I just went for it, worked hard, revised a lot, and am really happy it all paid off.

“I’m looking forward to studying A-Levels in biology, chemistry and geography here at Wellingborough School in September.”