GCSE RESULTS: Wollaston School

Students at Wollaston School celebrating their results
Students at Wollaston School celebrating their results

Students at Wollaston School were celebrating excellent GCSE results which defied the national downturn in GCSE performance.

While the proportion of exam entries graded between A* and C was down nationally by 1.3 per cent, students at Wollaston School achieved a 6.7 per cent improvement.

Again, although nationally the proportion of students getting an A*/A grade fell by 1.1 per cent, the proportion of students at Wollaston getting at least one A*/A grade, three A*/A grades, and five A*/A grades all improved significantly.

The 10 top performing students at Wollaston School amassed 93 A* grades between them.

There were some outstanding individual results, including Jessica Hollingshurst of Earls Barton who achieved 13 A* grades. Her outstanding success was nearly matched by Luc Costello-Heaven of Cogenhoe, who achieved 12 A* grades, Daisy Edwards of Great Doddington, who achieved 11 A* grades and Gemma Walton of Rushden who achieved 10 A* grades.

Headteacher Michael Browne said: “When students, and their parents, awoke this morning to hear of a national slump in GCSE performance and a downward trend in the numbers achieving top grades, they must have been very worried but I am delighted that our students found that, at Wollaston School, this was not the case.

“We all breathed a sigh of relief.”