Following its excellent A-Level results, John Willmott School is once again celebrating as year 11 students collected their GCSE results today.
Despite recent changes to maths and English GCSEs designed to make the content of these exams more challenging, John Willmott has achieved a 7% increase in students gaining the benchmark of a pass at both English and maths. This included an increase of 12% in maths alone, and a spectacular third of results in biology, chemistry and product design were graded A/A*.
Notable performances came from Lorien Baskerville 3 x A, 1 x 9, 2 x 8, 3 x B, Celyn Dugdale 2 x 8, 1 x 7, 3 x A, 3 x B and Aamir Mehmood 1 x 8, 2 x 7, 4 x A, 1 x B. Three students gained the new Grade 9 for English or Maths, this grade is awarded to only the top 2% of students in the country.
Tracey Peters, headteacher, commented:
We are pleased with the overall improvement in results this year which reflects the amount of hard work and commitment our staff and students have displayed. We wish all our Year 11 students the very best for their continued studies and look forward to welcoming the vast majority of them back in September to study in our rapidly improving sixth form.’