Wellington School pupils put in excellent performances in this year’s GCSE examinations Twenty-nine Yr 11 pupils, nearly a third of the year group, gained 8 or more A*s and As with 49% of exam entries gaining A* or A, almost 28% above the national average.
Headmaster, Martin Reader commented :‘We tend to focus on the highest achievers, but with every pupil taking at least 10 subjects there were over 1000 entries in this sitting. The fact that 94% of grades were C and above demonstrates how hard the entire year worked. We shouldn’t forget how difficult it is to juggle so many subjects at once.’
In addition to these students, for the last three years, the School has taught a cohort of 15 overseas students each of whom takes five or six GCSES in just one year. This year group broke all records, with 62% of grades at A or A*.
Wellington students also buck national trends in Classics, with nearly a quarter taking Latin and a further 20 students taking Classical Civilisation. On top of their other subjects, eight students took Classical Greek for one lunchtime per week for two years. Six of them gained an A*. In all over 100 students gained a public qualification in a classical subject this year.
Mr Reader added ‘This year group was extremely committed to all they did at school with significant success in sport, music, drama and the CCF. Many of them have been at Wellington since Reception and the school is very proud of all their contributions.’