John Willmott students are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results today. In a changing educational landscape they received a combination of the new numerical 1-9 grades alongside some remaining traditional grades of A*-E.
Headteacher Tracey Peters said:
The new GCSE exams bring with them increased content, minimal if any coursework and a new rigour. Our staff and students have responded well to this and we are pleased to report some strong results.”
Notable successes are Aria Torkpour gained 1 x A*, 5 x grade 9 and 4 x grade 8, Tom Perks 1 x A, 1 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8 and 5 x grade 7, Alisha Patel, 1 x A*, 2 x grade 9 and 4 x grade 7. Rachel Rhule, 4 x grade 7, 2 x grade 8 and an A*.
An amazing 28% students gained the new grade 7- 9s or equivalent, placing them among some of the highest performing students across the country. This is a reflection of their hard work over the last two years with the support of both their staff and parents & carers.
Terri Richards, Assistant Headteacher and Head of Sixth Form said:
We are looking forward to welcoming the majority of these students into our sixth form in September to continue their studies. Our sixth form has doubled in size over the last two years and the increased rigour of the new GCSEs means these students will be well prepared to tackle increasingly challenging A Levels.”