GCSE RESULTS: Wellingborough School

Wellingborough School students celebrating their results
Wellingborough School students celebrating their results

Staff and students are celebrating after a record breaking year for GCSE results at Wellingborough School.

A spokesman for the school said: “We, like everyone else, have been watching the press reports with some trepidation, fearful of what might lie in this year’s GCSE results.

“However, this year has been a record breaking year for GCSE success at Wellingborough School with an increase of six per cent at A*, a 13 per cent increase in A* and A grades and an increase of 11 per cent of grades at A* to B from last year; 60 per cent of all grades were A or A* and 74 per cent of the Year 11 pupils gained at least one A* with over 40 pupils gaining 3 or more A*.

“Congratulations must go to Georgina Cowan-Turner and Sabia Egan who gained a clean sweep of 10 A* each.

“Seven pupils also gained an A grade in the Advanced Free Standing Mathematics Qualification (FSMQ) which is a Level 3 qualification usually associated with sixth form study.

“One area of success of which we are particularly proud is in Modern Foreign Languages and 96 per cent of the year secured a pass grade in French with 62 per cent of the passes in French and Spanish being at A or A* level.”

The spokesman said they are delighted with the increasing numbers of pupils choosing to continue with these languages in the sixth form.

The spokesman added: “As ever we are equally proud of those with more modest results which come from equally hard work and we are pleased that some of those who thought that they may struggle to meet the requirements to enter the sixth form are now firmly on their way to a successful sixth form career at Wellingborough.”