Girls excel at new GCSEs – 46% of all Woldingham grades at A*/9-8.

Girls excel at new GCSEs – 46% of all Woldingham grades at A*/9-8.

23 August 2018

Girls at Woldingham School have excelled in the new qualifications for the second year running.

15 girls achieved an outstanding nine or more A*/9-8 grades with Sarah Adegbite, Hetty Arnfield, Jemima Kitchen, Jessie Lenihan and Gloria Leung all achieving straight A*/9-8 grades. Charlotte Alexander gained nine A*/9 grades, whilst in training for the European Athletics Under 18 Championships where she represented team GB.

Mirroring their A Level counterparts, Woldingham’s GCSE cohort have shattered gender stereotypes with first-class STEM results: 67% of the GCSE Sciences were at the top A* grade.

Woldingham pupils similarly defied the national downwards trend in languages which proved popular as options and saw outstanding results: our girls tallied up a total of over 80 of the highest grades and an average of 40% at grade 9.

In total, Woldingham girls notched up 652 A*-A and 9-7 grades. Over half of the year group achieved seven or more A*-A/9-7 grades.

Headmistress, Mrs Hutchinson, is thrilled. “Woldingham students have been utterly unfazed by the new GCSE grading system; they have embraced the curriculum change and achieved yet another first-rate set of GCSE results in qualifications designed to be more challenging than in the previous system.  Our Year 11 girls typified the Woldingham ethos – community-minded, supportive and ambitious, whilst at the same time ebullient and tremendous fun to be around - I am immensely proud of them.

I am also hugely grateful for the commitment, knowledge and sheer hard work our teachers have put into making the change to reformed GCSEs so successful. The last two years have seen unprecedented pace of change across the public examination system and these superb results are testament to our staff’s expertise and unfailing dedication.”

A similarly delighted Head of Year 11, Mrs Whitton, comments “Our GCSE students were such a strong community and their support for each other alongside their work ethic were a powerful combination. I wish them every success in their Sixth Form studies.”

For a detailed breakdown of results please go to Academic/Examination Results 

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